Karen Friar

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She started out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, and finally a return to her homeland with ZDNet UK.

Latest Posts

Brocade exec predicts: Cisco to enter storage

If anyone is keeping a close eye on Cisco, it's Brocade. The longtime rivals are right now each pushing their own portfolios for the converged datacentre, Brocade with its Brocade One and Cisco with its Unified Computing System.

September 30, 2010 by Karen Friar

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HP workers set dates for strikes

Unite union members working as mobile engineers at HP CDS will hold a one-day strike on Monday, 7 December, in a dispute over job transfers, pay and pensions.The union said on Thursday that the engineers will introduce an overtime ban and work to rule from 4 January.

December 3, 2009 by Karen Friar

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Nasa hacker gets legal deadline extended

Gary McKinnon's legal team has been given more time to request a judicial review of the home secretary's decision not to halt McKinnon's extradition to the United States.Home secretary Alan Johnson has granted an extension of the deadline until 10 December, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Kaim Todner, McKinnon's solicitors.

December 2, 2009 by Karen Friar

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Nasa hacker extradition to go ahead, minister says

Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US to face hacking charges is set to move forward, after home secretary Alan Johnson said he will not intervene.McKinnon's supporters had asked the minister to halt the extradition on the grounds that it would be a breach of McKinnon's human rights.

November 26, 2009 by Karen Friar

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Large Hadron Collider up and running again

The world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is in operation again after more than a year of repairs.The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Cern, said in a statement on Friday that particle beams are once again circulating in the LHC, and that a clockwise circulating beam was established at 10 PM local time.

November 20, 2009 by Karen Friar

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Guardian UK Jobs site hacked, user data breached

The Guardian Jobs website has come under attack from a 'sophisticated and deliberate hack' that has exposed sensitive data, according to an email sent to affected users on Saturday.The breach is related to data submitted by people who have applied for a job via the Guardian Jobs site.

October 24, 2009 by Karen Friar

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Disappearing comments and blog posts

I've seen a few remarks recently wondering what has happened to comments posted to the site, so here's a bit of explanation of where your posts might be held up.One possibility is that the post has been sent to moderation by our spam filter.

September 28, 2009 by Karen Friar

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