No more idolisation of cyber criminals
The figure of the havoc-wreaking hacker is receiving the attention of the US Justice Department and the FBI.
First port of call for a new Cybercitizen Awareness Program is the classroom, where the proto-cyber-criminals start to cut their teeth.
Essentially, the program is targeted at kids and young adults to generate a sense of cyber responsibility and an awareness of the consequences of computer crime. ...more
US law firm hunts down man for email trespassing
A San Francisco legal firm is using the power of the law to chase down someone for sending in a solitary email - on the pretext that it is trespassing on their systems.
Law Firm Shearman & Sterling have subpoenaed a bulletin board for the identity of a member who posted a message, which was later sent as an email to the company and which it found offensive.
It is that email which apparently trespassed the company's email system, and was in breach of a 'contract'. ...more
Google share floatation imminent, speculates Wall Street Journal
Google is expected to announce its first public share offering (IPO) within days, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Under new US financial regulations Google will soon have to disclose more information about its business because it has reached a certain size. The WSJ says that according to lawyers such disclosures 'can be a trigger for companies to list their shares'. ...more
RIM staves off shutdown order
The three million Blackberry users in the United States can continue using their devices a judge said on Friday.
It had been feared that US District Judge James R. Spencer would order Blackberry manufacturer Research In Motion to cease all operations in the US, following the failure to have its appeal heard by the US Supreme Court. ...more
freedom2surf plugs in to UK-wide Wi-Fi network
Freedom2surf has introduced a new version of its Hotspots wireless Internet package that provides access to 1,300 Wi-Fi access points across the UK.
Pay-as-you-go access to BT's Openzone network costs just 10p a minute - which freedom2surf notes is half the price that BT itself charges. Minutes can also be block-bought in advance, starting at ?4. ...more