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December, 2008


December 5, 2008  3:50 PM

Apple takes really relative approach to telling the truth

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advertising, Apple

Apple has run into more trouble over its iPhone adverts. The company had claimed that users could access all parts of the internet on the iPhone. Not true, said The Advertising Standards Authority.

Now The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advert that seems to imply that...

December 4, 2008  3:49 PM

Melvin Clark of Liberia offers way out of recession

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crime, government

Despite the assiduous attentions of Computer Weekly's panoply of anti-malware tools, a rogue phishing offer got through to Downtime's -computer.

Melvin Clark of Liberia, currently resident in the Gambia, tells us he...


December 3, 2008  3:48 PM

Internet leak reveals government’s VAT flip-flop

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government, online

The government has taken the bold decision to cut VAT, judging that a 2% reduction in the price of goods will prompt Britain's unemployed homeless populace of the financial Armageddon into a shopping
frenzy.


December 1, 2008  3:47 PM

Jury is out on character of Facebook generation

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crime, online

A woman was thrown off a jury for holding a poll on Facebook to help her reach a decision on a case she was sitting on.

CIOs who are frequently being told that they must understand Generation Y can learn a valuable...


December 1, 2008  3:41 PM

City IT workers take a break from financial apocalypse

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Finance

A website is offering City IT workers the...

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