Stories by David Legard

Thai riots spark reporting via Twitter, YouTube

The serious riots in Bangkok this week have taken a tragic toll out on the streets, but have also sparked an unprecedented emergence of amateur news gathering, shared over YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which has proved ideal for the fast-moving situ...

Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security e...

Symbian bugged by Mosquito bite

Users of mobile phones running the Symbian OS are vulnerable to a trojan contained in an illegally adapted version of the Mosquitos game, Symbian said on Thursday.

China remains haven for spam Web sites

The number of unique new unsolicited e-mail (spam) messages has risen 42 percent from 350,000 per day at the end of 2003 to 500,000 a day by the end of June, according to anti-spam vendor Commtouch Software.

SingTel to offer mobile music fusion

A proprietary compression algorithm will power a new high-quality mobile phone music service to be launched by Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) next month.

Society set to kill off spam, academic says

E-mail spammers will be driven out of business within two years because society will not accept being held to ransom, according to Ravi Sharma, adjunct associate professor in the division of information studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological Un...

Could your PC run Mac OS?

A team of open-source developers has released software which emulates the PowerPC processor architecture and enables users to run Mac OS and some Unix OSes on PCs powered by Intel x86-architecture processors.

New variant of Sasser worm appears

Despite the arrest Friday of the suspected author of the Sasser worm which affected millions of computers worldwide last week, a new variant of the worm appeared Sunday, according to computer security organizations.

Berners-Lee wins inaugural technology prize

Tim Berners-Lee, credited with being the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been awarded the inaugural Millennium Technology Prize, which carries an emolument of Euro 1 million (US$1.19 million), the Finnish Technology Award Foundation announced Thu...

IM spam to triple in 2004: study

Spam sent via instant messaging (IM) is set to become a major nuisance in 2004, with the number of IM spam messages tripling from 400 million to 1.2 billion, according to research firm the Radicati Group.

Hitachi offers more media storage with 400G-byte drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. has launched a new 3.5-inch hard disk drive with a capacity of 400GB, higher than any other drive in this class, the company announced Wednesday. The drive has been designed for audio/video applications, and p...

Study: Software piracy rates remain high in Asia

Software piracy remains a multi-billion dollar industry in Asia, but there are some signs of improvement in the 14 Asian countries being most closely surveyed, according to the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA).

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