Sylvie Barak

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Google caves on privacy

Google caves on privacy

Google said yesterday it would cut its data anonymisaton deadline in half, from 18 to nine months, but said that, by doing so, it will be leaving people at greater risk from fraud.
Sep 10 2008 1:52PM
Dell factories rumoured for sale

Dell factories rumoured for sale

In the hopes of making itself more competitive, Dell will allegedly sell off many, if not all, of its factories around the globe.
Sep 8 2008 6:44AM
Silicon valley stars to send DNA into space

Silicon valley stars to send DNA into space

As if it wasn't enough that nerds control the world, now they want to conquer space, with Silicon Valley ‘celebs’ lining up to send their digitised DNA off to the final frontier.
Sep 8 2008 6:44AM
Intel needs a console deal to get Larrabee off the ground

Intel needs a console deal to get Larrabee off the ground

Speculation from industry insiders has it that Intel is having significant trouble getting publishers and developers to programme for Larrabee.
Sep 4 2008 1:54PM
Thai government censors Internet for 'national security'

Thai government censors Internet for 'national security'

The Thai government has decided to close down and block over 1600 websites, purportedly in the name of national security.
Sep 4 2008 9:54AM
Tour de France gets Google Street Viewed

Tour de France gets Google Street Viewed

As if watching the Tour De France on TV wasn’t boring enough, the organisers of the three week long bike race have now teamed up with Google to let fans see the route and track the cyclists’ progress on Google Maps.
Jul 7 2008 2:12PM
Most spammed man

Most spammed man

A list of the five most spammed people in Britain, found one person received 44,000 unwanted emails a day.
Jul 7 2008 11:14AM
British privacy group aims to roadblock Google's Street View

British privacy group aims to roadblock Google's Street View

Google is set to start photographing areas in the UK for its Street View tool this week, but British rights groups are already up in arms about it and are threatening to call on the Information Commissioner to take action against it.
Jul 7 2008 8:23AM
Ebay drops Aussie Paypal monopoly

Ebay drops Aussie Paypal monopoly

Australian Ebay sellers were celebrating victory after the online auction site waved the white flag and backed down from plans to ram Paypal down users’ throats.
Jul 5 2008 6:33AM
UN says money grows on trees

UN says money grows on trees

GREEN ENERGY IS apparently worth its weight in gold according to a new UN report which claims that, as oil prices continue to rise, big profits are to be made in going green.
Jul 3 2008 6:53AM
Chip fab is no small fry

Chip fab is no small fry

Intel's newly inaugurated Fab 28 may be the place where the firm’s smallest 45nm chips are produced, but there is nothing very small about the fab itself.
Jul 2 2008 3:42PM
IBM worms its way into African economy... with chocolate

IBM worms its way into African economy... with chocolate

The latest corporate giant trying to get its teeth into Africa has come up with a novel approach: woo the locals with chocolate.
Jun 28 2008 12:01PM
Panasonic's tough new anti-Eee pc

Panasonic's tough new anti-Eee pc

Panasonic thinks Eee Pcs are for cissies and has today unveiled a notebook it says is worthy of real men. The rugged, hardy, strong Toughbook CF-U1, is the latest UMPC to be added to the company’s Toughbook line.
Jun 27 2008 11:54AM
Facebook and YouTube used for World Refugee Day awareness

Facebook and YouTube used for World Refugee Day awareness

To mark National Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, has launched a vigorous online campaign in what it hopes will galvanise the online community into action, raising funds and spreading awareness for the plight of refugees worldwide.
Jun 23 2008 3:58PM
Tiny GPS spy in your pocket keeps track

Tiny GPS spy in your pocket keeps track

A company called QStarz has just unveiled a tiny portable GPS tracker, which it claims will not only be able to show you where you are and where you’re going, but also tracks your trip so you can upload your travel map to a blog.
Jun 23 2008 3:58PM
Dutch boffins work on open source smart card

Dutch boffins work on open source smart card

Dutch Boffins at Radboud University in Nijmegen are developing new privacy-protecting smart cards for public transport, using good old open sauce.
Jun 20 2008 10:39AM
New top 500 supercomputer list tips up

New top 500 supercomputer list tips up

A new edition of the Top 500 supercomputers list was published today, giving IBM, Intel and even AMD a little something to brag about.
Jun 19 2008 3:35PM
Linkedin valued at a billion dollars

Linkedin valued at a billion dollars

Rich friends
Jun 19 2008 3:35PM
IBM supercomputer dual boots Windows and Linux

IBM supercomputer dual boots Windows and Linux

IBM has built the biggest ever dual-boot Windows/Linux HPC system for a consortium of Swedish research groups and universities.
Jun 17 2008 11:29AM
Microsoft  sponsors Open Source Census

Microsoft sponsors Open Source Census

Microsoft has decided to become a sponsor of The Open Source Census project, which tracks open source usage in global enterprise.
Jun 17 2008 11:29AM

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