Security fix on its way to Internet Explorer

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Internet, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Microsoft are about to roll out a security update that should see users of Internet Explorer 6 protected from the attacks that have caused the French and German governments to condemn the browser. The vulnerability highlighted by the recent phishing…

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Tweet in Italian: the Twitter translation project keeps on growing

Gerald Lynch Tech Digest news, Twitter Leave a Comment

Back in October, Twitter asked its users to help translate the site into over 70 new languages worldwide. With the Twitter translation project moving full-steam ahead, Italian Twitterers can now tweet away in their mother-tongue. In a statement (translated by…

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French piracy web-banning scheme coming to the UK?

Gary Cutlack Intellectual Property, Internet Leave a Comment

web-ban-poll-tax-riot.jpgThe lunatic French idea of disconnecting the web connections of those caught downloading pirated material could be coming to the UK.

John Kennedy of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, told Billboard he’s hoping UK ISPs will take voluntary action to kerb file sharing…

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Archos 605 special edition Charlie Chaplin PMP to come pre-loaded with 10 films

Katherine Hannaford MP3 players, Personal video players Leave a Comment

Plenty of Archos-shaped news seeping out of the pus-ridden internet sore, and if that analogy doesn’t sit well with the French PMP company, then perhaps the gushing accolades the Charlie Chaplin edition model is receiving on the interwebs will compensate.

The 605…

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Samsung Ultra F700 rebranded as the Croix

Katherine Hannaford Mobile phones Leave a Comment

Finally, some fresh news regarding Samsung’s F700 smartphone we saw back at 3GSM in February, and not just speculation such as whether it’ll be Armani-branded or not.

The slinky looking phone has been given a much easier name to remember it by, Croix. As you can probably guess, ‘Croix’ is French for ‘cross’, and as it’s got a four-directional touch input, it’s not just a made-up pretentious name. Using…

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Daily Tech Hotlinks for 26-June-2007: Librarians, ATMs, German Gmail, internet radio, French BlackBerries

Katherine Hannaford Daily Tech Hotlinks Leave a Comment

– College librarians have been given a rap over the knuckles and told to start ‘thinking like video gamers’. Err…so start thinking about boobs, Monster Munch, and how wrong the BBFC are for banning Manhunt 2?
– Who knew that the world’s first ATM was installed in a branch of Barclays in Enfield, north London, 40 years ago this week? The maximum withdrawal allowance was a tenner, which “was regarded then as quite enough for a wild weekend”, the 82-year old inventor claims…

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