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Jul 5 2007   8:14AM GMT

Channel news: “DBA steals 2.3M credit records;” IT job uncertainty rises

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Fidelity National reports big data breach, axes worker Electronic payment processor Fidelity National Information Services says a database administrator stole and sold customer data, exposing as many as 2.3 million bank and credit card records, and that the worker has been fired. [eWEEK]

IT workers cast economic doubt … again Uncertainty over hiring, finances and job security have added up over the last month. [eWEEK]

Oracle faces long, hard road to prove SAP charges Oracle’s search for a smoking gun to prove the truth of its allegations that rival SAP stole its software is likely to be long and arduous, making an out-of-court settlement attractive for both parties. [Reuters]

Dell’s SEC deadline looms File by 16 July or risk de-listing. [TheReg]

Apple rises on iPhone margin report Apple Inc.’s shares jumped in high-volume trading Tuesday after researchers said the company will reap a gross profit margin in excess of 55 percent on its 8 gigabyte iPhones. [AP]

Before you activate your iPhone, read this! Blog: Apple and AT&T are demanding that subscribers reveal their Social Security numbers. How safe is that? [CNET]

Each 8GB iphone costs $265 to make, says tear-down report Shares of Apple rise in reports of 55 percent profit margin on iPhone. [DailyTech]

Linux guru calls for coordinated drive on open source desktop Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth is urging the three large desktop projects of KDE, GNOME, and to agree on a common and regular release cycle. [ComputerworldUK, via Digg]

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