The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software - freely distributed programs that anyone can modify - the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday....

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Germany adopts "anti-hacker" law

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Germany has just passed a new law that adds more "anti-hacker" provisions to the German criminal code by tightening up the existing sanctions and prohibiting any unauthorized user from disabling or circumventing computer security measures...

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Adobe has taken a leaf from Microsoft's book and decided to adopt a monthly security patch cycle instead of releasing software fixes on an ad-hoc basis. The move - which is geared to helping customers...

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Developer preview models of Apple's forthcoming Intel-powered computer contain a security chip that has come under fire for its ability to compromise the privacy of users. Apple recently started shipping Developer Transition Kits that help...

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One of the best known Linux distributors announced that it has adopted an e-mail enhancement that Novell previously released to the open source community. This feature allows Linux e-mail software to connect to Microsoft's Exchange...

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Armed and Dangerous, Giants: Citizen Kabuto shop says sayonara to PC, Xbox, PS2--devotes itself to the PSP exclusively. At E3 this year, word spread that Planet Moon Studios, developers of the...

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When it comes to adopting leading-edge technology, Wall Street is among the first in line, despite the fact that other people's money depends on the street. These days, Wall Street is moving on service-oriented architectures...

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Sun Adopts RSS

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In an exclusive conversation with Sun Executive Vice President Jonathan Schwartz and eWEEK Contributing Editor Steve Gillmor, the software chief revealed Sun's plans to adopt RSS (Really Simple Syndication or RDF Site Summary) as a...

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Adobe Systems Inc. has completed tests on product activation, and plans to roll out the technology soon. Microsoft quietly introduced product activation — a method of registering software so that it cannot be installed on...

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Another great reason to get into the civil service :P The United Kingdom announced late Friday that it has signed up to participate in Microsoft Corp.'s recently announced Government Security Program, which gives...

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(IDG) -- The European Parliament Wednesday adopted a report that says the global electronic-surveillance network known as "Echelon" does exist. Some 367 members of the European Parliament voted to support the report, which...

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