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'If you monkey with a system that’s supposed to provide global connectivity, it’s very easy to make mistakes'

Virtual solution to a data dilemma

How to upgrade IT systems without wasting time or money on any unnecessary features

Lopez clinches second title in Johannesburg

Feliciano Lopez was crowned SA Tennis Open champion yesterday in Montecasino after a comfortable straight-sets victory over first-time ATP Tour finalist Stéphane Robert.

'Climate emails hacked by spies'

Interception bore hallmarks of foreign intelligence agency, says expert

Oracle ties up Sun Microsystems purchase

Oracle said that its $7.4 billion (£4.5 billion) purchase of Sun Microsystems has been completed.

Cloud computing goes green underground in Finland

In the chill of a massive cave beneath an orthodox Christian cathedral, a city power firm is preparing what it thinks will be the greenest data center on the planet.

Red faces at Microsoft as server failure turns smartphone dumb

Not so smart after all. Microsoft and T-Mobile executives have been humiliated by their Sidekick smartphone, which first lost internet access and then deleted its customers' numbers, photos and other important data.

Games Review: Aion

A worthy challenger to World of Warcraft crown

Online Monopoly goes back to square one

Having fixed many of the server capacity issues that plagued Monopoly City Streets' launch last week, Hasbro has announced that it will reset the game to bring several bug fixes and improvements into play.

Online Monopoly off to a shaky start

Massive multiplayer online games, previously the domain of hard core gamer geeks and role playing nerds, could finally go mainstream if the astonishing uptake of Monopoly City Streets is anything to go by.

Google says sorry for major Gmail crash

Google has apologised after its Gmail service was knocked offline for 100 minutes, affecting the majority of its 150 million users.

Apple's Snow Leopard in the wild this week

Apple 's latest operating system software, Snow Leopard, will go on sale worldwide this Friday.

Three men 'stole 130 million credit card details'

Prosecutors in the United States said yesterday that they had filed charges against three men for hacking into the computer systems of major American retail and financial organisations and stealing data from 130 million credit and debit cards in the biggest such case of electronic identify theft ever seen.

Leading article: A serious cyber threat

There is little doubt that the co-ordinated online attack targeted at a Georgian blogger last week – which had the effect of temporarily bringing down Facebook, Twitter and LiveJournal – was politically motivated. Rather more uncertainty, though, surrounds the contention of the blogger in question that the Kremlin was responsible for the disruption.

Drawing up battle lines – art gallery takes on Wikipedia

The appearance of some of the world's most famous portraits on a website could create a legal landmark

Cyber attack PCs go under the microscope

South Korean police are analysing a sample of the tens of thousands of infected computers used to crash websites in South Korea and the United States, but conceded that they may not lead to the culprit.

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