Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year.
Mobile phone networks are bearing the weight of calls once more as news of four blasts across London spreads.
He's been called the King of Spam, sued by Eliot Spitzer, forced into bankruptcy by Microsoft, and even soundly satirized by Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, but now Scott Richter says he has gone legit, and expects others will follow.
So Linux is making its mark around the globe. But is it really making a difference? Well, Microsoft has had to offer a stripped-down, lower-priced version of Windows to compete with Linux. Many governments are putting Linux (and open-source software in general) on their short list for IT acquisitions. And Linux is being customized for local needs by local companies, giving them a stake in the IT business.
But there's something more going on...
Prime Minister John Howard has put national identity cards back on the agenda in the wake of the London bombings and a damning report on immigration department blunders.
The Santa Clara, California-based company wants everyone to get involved in creating online educational materials so that it can be made available for free to schools from any part of the world to use in any way they see fit.
To Karl, a 38-year-old former cabdriver hoping for a career in real estate sales, the help-wanted ad radiated hope. What he did not expect was to become a "mule".
When the federal government in April stopped funding a database that lets police quickly see public records and commercially collected information on Americans, privacy advocates celebrated what they saw as a victory against overzealousness in the fight against terrorism.
Production, wealth, power, services and technology are slip-sliding away to the East
A giant panda, one of the most critically endangered species in the world, was born early on Saturday at the National Zoo, the first for the endangered bears now living there, the zoo said.
Forensics and intelligence evidence will underpin efforts to find those responsible for London's worst ever terrorist attack.
More than 50 people died in the London bomb attacks, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Death toll was unlikely to top 100, but warned an unknown number of bodies remain.
Online photo-sharing sites and Web blogs began chronicling the attacks soon after they occurred, posting material often gathered before professional news organizations arrived on the scenes.
A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network have killed more than 30 people and injured scores more.
European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could have led to software being patented.