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August 29, 2008  2:05 PM

West Wing creator starts work on Facebook: The Movie

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August 21, 2008  3:44 PM

Experian makes a game of Creditability

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Timing is everything in most areas of endeavour, which is why Experian's launch of Creditability, a free computer game that teaches sound financial management, should be a winner.


August 20, 2008  4:01 PM

Internet commentators hoisted by their own petard

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The Guardian last week highlighted the work of Matt Southall, whose website, ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com, collects the...


August 20, 2008  4:00 PM

Downing Street video riles Clarkson electioneers

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government, National news, online

Downing Street's website has, since April, played host to a petition signed by 49,447 people for Jeremy Clarkson to be made prime minister.


August 20, 2008  3:51 PM

Local butcher carves out a niche in online sales

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Faced with customers staying away because of floods, the credit crunch, rising fuel and parking costs and supermarket competition, a midlands butcher has paddled and surfed its way out of trouble....


August 14, 2008  3:10 PM

Government to snoop on our e-mails

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online, Security

The government plans to extend the law to require internet service providers to keep records of the public's e-mail and web use by March next year, it emerged yesterday.

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August 7, 2008  12:11 PM

Security expert warns the internet is falling down

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Disturbing news emerged last week when Dan Kaminsky found that hackers can redirect you from your intended website target, even if you type in the right address. This leaves Downtime doubting everything we have learnt from the internet.


August 7, 2008  12:05 PM

Saucy e-mails provide hacker with recipe for porridge

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online, Private lives

A Spanish hacker has been jailed for accessing and misusing a former colleague's work e-mails detailing his sexual activities.

The hacker sent the e-mails onto the victim's ex-wife, along with his girlfriend and fellow workers....


August 1, 2008  10:05 AM

Rival to the Google throne proves to be the nuts

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New search engine Cuil claims its name means "knowledge" in Irish, saying on its website, "Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil." 


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