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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Facebook down!

25 June 2008  |  2539 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Clearly all those people signing up for the Visa thing have brought Facebook to its knees. At the time of writing when I try the site I get an Apache error message or a "document contains no data" message. Oh no, I may have to go back to talking to my real friends instead. Both of them - and maybe the invisible one too. And people talk ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Firms dish out personal data for quick profits

23 June 2008  |  2418 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A survey by internet security outfit Strongmail caught my attention this morning over breakfast. Around 60% of the surveyed marketing and data protection executives at 900 firms said they'd had a data breach in which customer information had been lost and roughly 90% of these said the losses hadn't been reported to customers. The survey also fou...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

TFL Oyster card hacked

23 June 2008  |  3107 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Researchers in the Netherland have cracked and cloned an Oyster travel card, used across London for tube, bus and some overland rail travel. They gave themselves credit and enjoyed free rides on the ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Instant worm toolkit for infecting PCs

18 June 2008  |  2559 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Here's a handy thing for would-be hackers lacking programming skills - a handy utility that can take any executable file (designed for Trojans - but could be anything) and turn it into a self-propagat...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

1951 - the arrival of computer music

18 June 2008  |  2218 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may know, when I'm not breaking Finextra I compose and release music to critical acclaim - or damning criticism - it varies. Anyway - it appears this sort of malarkey has been going on for long...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Firefox 3.0 hits the streets - and my - it's fast

18 June 2008  |  1998 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I did plan to get in early today but the Northern Line conspired against me. And then another distraction - a new version of Firefox. The much anticipated 3.0 - the difficult third album. Anyway - sin...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

The internet is doomed - according to Radio 4

17 June 2008  |  2200 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The item on this morning's Today programme (The BBC's flagship daily newsfest) had me choking on my coffee - the basic premise is that the amount of viruses and trojans knocking about spell the end of...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Top 50 most hated business buzz words

17 June 2008  |  8217 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

There are some amusing items on the BBC site with Lucy Kellaway's campaign against nonsense officespeak. As she says "the problem with office-speak is that it cloaks the brutal modern workplace i...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

EBAday just around the corner

16 June 2008  |  1857 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you're attending EBAday you might like to download our list of exhibitors and sponsors to get a feel for what you'll see when you get there. You can also download the latest agenda. EBAday takes p...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

What's happened to Finextra?

11 June 2008  |  3089 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

The sharp eyed among you may have noticed we've made a few changes to the site. This is the first phase of a whole raft of new features which will be appearing in the coming weeks. As always - your f...

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