As online file traders stream to Napster alternatives, many find their computers saddled with unwanted piggyback software that tracks their online movements and feeds them unwanted advertising.
In efforts to locate revenues from their free services, companies that create popular programs, including BearShare, Audio Galaxy Satellite and iMesh, are adding outside pieces of software that have nothing to do with file trading.
Expectations of a long, hot--and dark--summer in power-strapped California are putting some of the technology industry's biggest energy consumers on the hot seat.
Critics say so-called server farms--entire floors or buildings crammed with computer servers--are wasteful energy hogs that take up prime office parks or downtown buildings but
offer little in the way of employment or aesthetics. Advocates say they allow companies to concentrate on business and let server farms maintain and protect their computer systems.
According to this article, Eazel`s outta biz. That`s rather sad
considering the great job they did on Nautilus. If anyone else (Ximian) is willing
to develop Nautilus from now on, that would be great, but if not, we`ve lost
something that "could've been"
A relatively disturbing article about a 13-year-old who committed suicide after being
suspended from school for ?hacking?, and leaving a note behind saying that he would rather die
than go to jail. The parents claim that a school official told him he could be jailed for his actions.
More in the story from The New Jersey Times.
Authorities have closed hundreds of Tehran's cybercafes in the past several days as part of a general crackdown on growing use of the internet, a pro-reform newspaper reported on Sunday. The Hambastigi paper said around 400 internet cafes, all of which have only opened in the past three or four years, had been ordered to shut their doors by police.