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Intel shows 'Viiv'
INTEL has taken the wraps off plans for a new kind of personal computer
aimed squarely at the loungeroom.

Wages battle wounds Defence
A $131 million Defence Department staff management computer system,
designed to save the government $100 million a year, ran over time, over
budget, and is yet to pay for itself.

Skin mag sues Google
A US magazine has sued Google alleging it is infringing on copyright by
displaying thousands of pictures of nude women.

Crackdown on hackers
BRAZILIAN police have arrested 85 people accused of stealing more than
$44 million by hacking into bank accounts.

Reveal Telstra shares
RURAL lobby group AgForce is calling for all federal Queensland senators
and MPs to reveal whether they own Telstra shares before they vote on
selling the telco giant.

US fears China hackers
US Defence Department websites are probed hundreds of times a day by
hackers, but so far no classified site is known to have been penetrated
by hackers.

RFID gets local stripes
THE Australian Defence Force has signed a $US10.1 million contract for
its first radio tag tracking system with the same company that supplies
its US counterpart.

Award for hi-tech cops
AUSTRALIA'S hi-tech police and international colleagues have won an
award for combating internet child sexual abuse.


news features
Trojans get specific
NEW email-borne threats are no longer targeting the online world at
large but rather a more specific target - either an individual or a


Optima Centoris KN Series
AT first glance, this machine from Australian outfit Optima presents
like the usual square-ish, aluminium box.


Sol's busy-signal syndrome
comment | NO one wants to talk about funding a truly national broadband
network, says Michael Sainsbury.


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Mobile block in terror hotbed

Novell takes profit hit

Barnaby's backdown T3 green light

Profit rolls for

Intel bankrolls Unwired works

Upgrades flow at BigPond

Playboy goes digital

Apple on flash spree

Barnaby backs sale

Council to mind $3bn bush baby

Rules no bar, says ACCC

Multiemedia in sat buy

Profit for health group

Optus counts on group SMS

Nortel nets Defence ethernet


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