Mark Ballard

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McKinnon's fate decided on Obama day

McKinnon's fate decided on Obama day

The fate of Pentagon Hacker Gary McKinnon will be decided by a UK judge on the same day that Barak Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States.
Dec 2 2008 9:51AM
Jacqui Smith slammed by McKinnon lawyers

Jacqui Smith slammed by McKinnon lawyers

The UK'S Home Secretary was "perverse and inhuman" in her rejection of Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's plea that his mental health made him unsuitable for detention in the US, the High Court was told on Friday.
Oct 21 2008 10:33AM
Contempt for hacker's autism defence

Contempt for hacker's autism defence

People like Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon often discover they have Asperger's Syndrome late in life. The UK government is more concerned that he discovered it late in his trial.
Oct 16 2008 3:10PM
Open Source makes historic UK breakthrough

Open Source makes historic UK breakthrough

Open Source companies have been granted official permission to supply software to the UK public sector for the first time in British history.
Sep 23 2008 4:06PM
ISO blows fanfare for OOXML

ISO blows fanfare for OOXML

With the elan of an international standards organisation, the International Standards Organisation has declared Microsoft's OOXML document format will be an international standard.
Aug 18 2008 8:16AM
Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent

Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent

Linux has made headway in Microsoft's UK heartland, the PC sales channel.
Aug 4 2008 8:12AM
Lords throw McKinnon to the dogs

Lords throw McKinnon to the dogs

UK's highest court has quashed Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's appeal against an extradition order.
Jul 31 2008 10:00AM
Cisco targets home market with Pure Networks buy

Cisco targets home market with Pure Networks buy

Cisco has thrown its chips in with the home market with the US$120 million acquisition of Pure Networks.
Jul 24 2008 4:20PM
OOXML battle bus is back in action

OOXML battle bus is back in action

The UK's challenge to Microsoft's bid to have its documents become an official international standard is back on track.
Jun 19 2008 3:35PM
UK Unix users sue British Standards body over OOXML

UK Unix users sue British Standards body over OOXML

A band of British Unix users has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard.
May 2 2008 3:36PM

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