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Disagreements on transparency fail to stop ACTA treaty leak

Disagreements between the European Union and the US over whether to release the current negotiating text of a secretive international copyright treaty became moot this week, with the publication on a French website of a leaked version of the latest draft of the treaty.

Written by Peter Sayer17 July 10 01:56

German regulators welcome street panorama privacy law draft

German privacy regulators have welcomed a proposal to extend laws protecting Germans' right to privacy to cover use of their own image and that of their homes in online street panoramas, the Hamburg privacy regulator said Monday.

Written by Peter Sayer28 June 10 21:26

Google's Chrome passes Safari in US browser share

Google Chrome is now the third-most-popular browser in the U.S., behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox, but ahead of Apple's Safari for the first time, according to a study by Web analytics company StatCounter.

Written by Peter Sayer29 June 10 07:26

Chinese language top-level domains win ICANN approval

Web site operators will be able to register domain names written entirely in Chinese characters, including the final characters to the right of the last dot, in a matter of months.

Written by Peter Sayer26 June 10 01:54

Toshiba parties with lighter laptop and Android smartbook

Toshiba has spent the last 25 years refining the basic laptop design of flat screen, x86 processor, full-size keyboard and removable storage. Its Portege R700 will continue that tradition when it goes on sale next quarter, but two other new portable computers Toshiba will release around the same time take the company in new directions.

Written by Peter Sayer22 June 10 05:36

ViFiB wants you to host cloud computing at home

French hosting company ViFiB thinks it can save on expensive data center space by placing its servers in homes and offices with broadband Internet access, putting it somewhere between cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services and distributed computing projects such as SETI@home.

Written by Peter Sayer15 June 10 05:11

Bull bills Tera 100 as Europe's first petaflop computer

French server and services company Bull has just turned on a new supercomputer for the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA) that it hopes will reach a peak performance of 1.25 petaflops later this year.

Written by Peter Sayer31 May 10 05:42

Appeals body ducks question of software patentability

No change: That's the result of an 18-monthlong appeals process that the president of the European Patent Office hoped would clarify the rules on whether software may be patented.

Written by Peter Sayer13 May 10 03:33

CenturyTel to buy Qwest for $10.6B

Telecommunications carrier CenturyTel has agreed to buy Qwest Communications International for around US$10.6 billion in stock. The merged company will operate around 17 million phone lines and serve 5 million broadband customers across 37 U.S. states.

Written by Peter Sayer23 April 10 06:53
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