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Mobile networks bear blast calls

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Mobile phone networks are bearing the weight of calls once more as news of four blasts across London spreads.

Spam King goes legit

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He's been called the King of Spam, sued by Eliot Spitzer, forced into bankruptcy by Microsoft, and even soundly satirized by Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, but now Scott Richter says he has gone legit, and expects others will follow.

Our Linux Values

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So Linux is making its mark around the globe. But is it really making a difference? Well, Microsoft has had to offer a stripped-down, lower-priced version of Windows to compete with Linux. Many governments are putting Linux (and open-source software in general) on their short list for IT acquisitions. And Linux is being customized for local needs by local companies, giving them a stake in the IT business.

But there's something more going on...

ID card back on AU agenda

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Prime Minister John Howard has put national identity cards back on the agenda in the wake of the London bombings and a damning report on immigration department blunders.

Sun: Make education open-source

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The Santa Clara, California-based company wants everyone to get involved in creating online educational materials so that it can be made available for free to schools from any part of the world to use in any way they see fit.

Cybercrooks lure citizens into international crime

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To Karl, a 38-year-old former cabdriver hoping for a career in real estate sales, the help-wanted ad radiated hope. What he did not expect was to become a "mule".

Police Still Using Matrix-Type Database

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When the federal government in April stopped funding a database that lets police quickly see public records and commercially collected information on Americans, privacy advocates celebrated what they saw as a victory against overzealousness in the fight against terrorism.

Globalization's Next Victim: US

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Production, wealth, power, services and technology are slip-sliding away to the East

Giant panda cub born at National Zoo in Washington

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A giant panda, one of the most critically endangered species in the world, was born early on Saturday at the National Zoo, the first for the endangered bears now living there, the zoo said.

Massive investigation operation follows London attack

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Forensics and intelligence evidence will underpin efforts to find those responsible for London's worst ever terrorist attack.

London bombs killed 'at least 50'

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More than 50 people died in the London bomb attacks, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Death toll was unlikely to top 100, but warned an unknown number of bodies remain.

Witnesses Post Instant Photos on the Web to Capture Drama

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Online photo-sharing sites and Web blogs began chronicling the attacks soon after they occurred, posting material often gathered before professional news organizations arrived on the scenes.

London Death Toll Over 33

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A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network have killed more than 30 people and injured scores more.

Software patent bill thrown out

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European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could have led to software being patented.

Apple Executive Calls Family of Teenager Killed for IPod

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As Errol Rose made preparations on Monday to bury his 15-year-old son, Christopher, who was killed last week in Brooklyn during a fight over an iPod, he received a telephone call from Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computer, the company that makes the iPod.

Screensavers get the message across

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Screensavers can offer a more effective way of delivering communications and messages within companies than traditional systems based on email or corporate intranets, researchers claimed today.

European Parliament Fails to Agree on Computer Patents

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European parliamentarians are expected to reject legislation on Wednesday on the patenting of computer-related inventions, ending a testy four-year debate without resolution.

More Computer Classes Urged for Kids

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Even in a nation where most every school has Internet access and computer use often starts by nursery school, teachers of technology see a warning message flashing.

Teenager slain for his iPod portable music player

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Two teenagers were under arrest Sunday on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said.

Japanese breaks pi memory record

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A Japanese mental health counsellor has broken the world record for reciting pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, from memory.

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