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March, 2008


March 28, 2008  4:08 PM

Reasons not to improve public sector data security and accuracy

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March 27, 2008  11:38 AM

Miss Bimbo not ideal role model, watchdog claims

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A website encouraging young girls to embrace surgery and dieting pills in pursuit of beauty and popularity is being investigated by a communications watchdog. Those complaining say that the Miss Bimbo web-based game exploits children’s naivety and could lead young people to make unhealthy eating...


March 27, 2008  11:26 AM

Avoid a life of misery in Chinese jail, Sophos says

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“Ready, aim, fire!” was one way that Private Eye suggested races could begin at the Beijing Olympics this year. If the Chinese government has any plans to become more liberal, it certainly passed one group of hackers by. The Shanghai Daily has reported that four hackers have been imprisoned...


March 27, 2008  11:14 AM

2008’s malware threat: anti-malware campaigns

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A campaign to get people to buy anti-malware has misfired after users complained that the software maker was responsible for pop-up messages advertising pornography and drugs to improve sexual performance appearing on their PCs every two seconds. A lawsuit filed in Seattle’s King County Superior...


March 27, 2008  10:41 AM

Virtual violence spawns immoral-panic quandry

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The Times reports that video games will be forced to carry cigarette-style health warnings to protect children from unsuitable digital content. This will, of course, have completely the opposite of the desired effect, making Serial Slaughterhouse VII more desirable then ever to the ankle...


March 22, 2008  11:33 AM

Using Facebook to catch out the Facebook users

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Passing notes in class, sticking bubblegum under desks and carving “Mr Gibbons sucks” into tabletops were just some of the activities Downtime indulged in during our youth. But now it’s the 21st century and those days are over. Global Secure Systems (GSS)...


March 21, 2008  11:24 AM

Stand clear of the doors, they may be on fire

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A fire in Australia. What’s the problem?... it was probably a barbie out of control. Well not this time. This one involved a computer and the midnight express waiting at platform one. Downtime draws your attention to the recent...

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March 20, 2008  11:14 AM

Dork into sport doesn’t go – unless cash is involved

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Computer “nerds” may wear shorts, but usually with sandals rather than sports shoes. You rarely see them celebrating sporting contests. But two enterprising


March 19, 2008  11:30 AM

Please delete temporary files before divorce

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Gary Kessler, 52, is an associate professor of computer science at Champlain College in Burlington - and a man who strikes fear into those who forget to


March 17, 2008  12:44 PM

Comments: We love them. What do you reckon?

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