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Sweden May Mandate Opt-in For Cookie Transfer

Vitdom writes “The present government in Sweden has published a proposition regarding ‘Better rules for electronic communication.’ Amongst other proposed amendments, it suggests that websites must inform the user of the ‘purpose’ regarding each individual cookie transferred to the user’s browser upon connection. Secondly, it is suggested that the user must give his consent before the transfer of the cookie in question. The proposition is to be voted (more…)

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  • Man C v W Ham (1610)

    Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday’s game between Man City and West Ham in the Premier League.

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  • Novell Completes Sale

    symbolset writes “Today Novell completed its sale to Attachmate. The company will be a wholly owned subsidiary and be delisted from the stock exchange. Novell was once a dominant player in network software, and its passing signals the end of an era.”

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  • Radcliffe to run in London in May

    Paula Radcliffe will take part in the Bupa London 10,000 road race as she continues her return to competitive running.

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  • Colchester v Brighton – live text

    Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s early game between Colchester and Brighton in Npower League One.

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  • Father of the CD, Norio Ohga, Dead At 81

    lightbox32 writes “Norio Ohga, who was Sony’s president and chairman from 1982 to 1995, died Saturday at the age of 81. He has been credited with developing CDs, which he insisted be designed at 12 centimeters (4.8 inches) in diameter to hold 75 minutes worth of music — in order to store Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in its entirety.”

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  • Google Loses Bedrock Suit, All Linux May Infringe

    blair1q writes “CNet reports that Google has lost the lawsuit brought by Bedrock, for infringing on Patent 5,893,120, ‘Methods and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data,’ and has exposed the Linux kernel, in which the infringing code reportedly appears, to liability for patent-license fees. Red Hat also participated in the suit, arguing that the patent (more…)

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  • Wolves recall Vokes from Norwich

    Wolves recall striker Sam Vokes from Championship outfit Norwich ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match at home to Fulham.

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  • Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

    CWmike writes “Iran’s Brigadier General, Gholam Reza Jalali, accused Siemens on Saturday with helping US and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country’s nuclear facilities. ‘Siemens should explain why and how it provided the enemies with the information about the codes of the SCADA software and prepared the ground for a cyber attack against us,’ Jalali told the Islamic Republic News Service. Siemens did not reply to a request (more…)

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  • Barcelona will fight Iniesta ban

    Barcelona are to appeal against a proposed additional one-match ban for Andres Iniesta that would result in him missing the Champions League semi-final, first leg against Real Madrid.

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