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38 in US, Romania charged in phishing schemes

Thirty-eight people in the US and Romania have been charged in two indictments alleging they used complicated Internet phishing schemes to steal thousands of credit and debit card numbers, US and Romanian authorities announced Monday.

EBay seller pleads guilty to software piracy charges

A 23-year-old Oregon man has pleaded guilty to charges that he used identity theft to set up bogus accounts on eBay, where he sold counterfeit software with a retail value of more than US$1 million, the US Department of Justice said.

US court halts adult site's e-mail operation

A US judge has ordered the halt to an e-mail campaign by the operators of adult Web sites after complaints by the US Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice that the e-mail messages violated an antispam law.

Military computer contractor convicted on ID theft charges

A former US military contractor has pleaded guilty to exceeding authorized access to a computer and aggravated identity theft after he was accused of selling names and Social Security numbers of 17,000 military employees, the US Department of Justice...

E-waste recycling faces several challenges, critics say

Many discarded electronic devices in the U.S. wind up being dismantled overseas using crude and unsafe methods, partly because of a lack of markets for some electronic materials, e-waste experts told a congressional committee on Wednesday.

Internet economy looks strong, some experts say

The ever-growing Internet economy should be less susceptible to a US economic downturn than many other industries, with more and more people shopping and doing business online, a group of commentators and businesspeople said.

Telecom carriers: 'Phantom' voice traffic costing billions

Some VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and mobile phone service providers are riding free when connecting to the traditional telephone network in the US, potentially costing carriers billions of dollars, according to testimony at a Senate hearing t...

Lawmakers look into sale of military equipment online

Government auditors were able to buy military-grade equipment, including night-vision goggles, body armor and parts for fighter jets, from online sites such as eBay and Craigslist during a recently completed undercover investigation, a representative...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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