Chess Two held in global PC fraud probe

Two suspected computer hackers have been arrested in Manchester in a major inquiry into a global internet scam designed to steal personal details.The trojan program is believed to have infected thousands of computers around the world, said The Metropolitan Police w

Chess Ordnance Survey maps to go online

Ordnance Survey map data will be freely available online to everybody from 2010, the Government has announced.The move will allow people to interpret public statistics about crime, health and education by postcode, local authority or electoral boundary. Currently,

Chess Government lays out digital plans

The government has laid out its plans to deal with illegal file-sharers as part of its Digital Economy Bill, outlined in the Queen's Speech.It includes the power to disconnect persistent pirates. But its controversial broadband tax is not mentioned and will be laun


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Chess Worlds apart

We need atoms as well as bits, says Bill Thompson"I once got told off by the manager of the BBC's Heritage Collections for publishing a photograph of Alistair Cooke's typewriter in its display case on the second floor lobby of Bush House, home of the World Ser

Chess Public humiliation

DIGITAL PLANETBy Dave LeeBBC World ServiceFor a man described as the "internet entrepreneur you've never heard of", Josh Harris has led an extraordinarily public life.As an internet pioneer he took webcam surveillance to the extreme, becoming what many ca

Chess Network sites ‘need help buttons’

Major social networking sites MySpace and Facebook have been criticised for failing to introduce a help button for children being bullied online.Jim Gamble, from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), hit out as rival networking site Bebo adopt

Chess T-Mobile staff sold personal data

Staff at a UK mobile phone company sold millions of records from thousands of customers without their knowledge, the information watchdog says.Christopher Graham told the BBC that the details had been allegedly sold on to brokers for substantial sums. They were all

Chess Nasa game lets web users explore Mars for themselves

The US space agency needs your help to explore Mars.A Nasa website called "Be A Martian" allows users to play games while at the same time sorting through hundreds of thousands of images of the Red Planet. The number of pictures returned by spacecraft sin

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