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  • Brazil pinches 85 phishers
  • Data#3 sells 30 percent more services
  • Only a few years left for SSL VPN?
  • IBM unveils continuous back up program
  • Firms conduct WiMAX trials
  • Brazil pinches 85 phishers
    Brazilian police have arrested 85 people in connection with a phishing ring, according to reports. More...

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    Data#3 sells 30 percent more services
    Queensland reseller Data#3 has reported net profit after tax of $3.9 million for the full year ended 30 June 2005 on the back of a 30 percent jump in services revenue. More...

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    IBM unveils continuous back up program
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    Wages war at EDS
    US outsourcing behemoth EDS has again refused to meet with unions,
    despite staff rejecting an industrial agreement that contained no
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    A tough call for Australia
    AUSTRALIANS pay more for their home telephone services than anywhere
    else in the developed world, apart from Hungary.

    FBI makes Zotob arrests
    AUTHORITIES in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for unleashing
    computer worms that disrupted networks across the world last week, the
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    Unwired chairman resigns
    UNWIRED executive Peter Shore has resigned his post as chairman of the
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