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London company accused of PS2 fraud

London company accused of PS2 fraud

London's Metropolitan Police are investigating a Docklands company that has allegedly defrauded customers out of thousands of pounds in fake PlayStation2 orders. Games Master advertised in publications such as classifieds paper Loot last month, offering PS2 consoles before Christmas.

November 30, 2000 by in United Kingdom

U.K. May Day threats fall flat

U.K. May Day threats fall flat

Police and computer security experts report that fears that the city of London would fall to anti-capitalist computer hackers have so far proved unfounded. In the last few weeks a number of computer security firms have warned that politically motivated hackers may time attacks on corporation with 1 May street demonstrations against global capitalism.

April 30, 2001 by in United Kingdom

$50,000 prize to hack U.K. Web server

$50,000 prize to hack U.K. Web server

A live hacking competition that begins tomorrow in London is intended to publicize the UK's lackadaisical attitude to security Computer hackers from around the world are being invited to break into a locked-down Web server for $50,000 (£35,000), in a competition launched to publicize Britain's largest security conference, Infosec. Full story.

April 18, 2001 by in United Kingdom

Do you have the 'Internet time'?

Do you have the 'Internet time'?

The Swedish telecom-equipment maker Ericsson recently sent out party invitations to celebrate the launch of a new mobile phone simultaneously in Stockholm, Helsinki, London, and Moscow. But while the party Tuesday was taking place in four different time zones, Ericsson only indicated one starting time: @480.

October 31, 2000 by in United Kingdom

London holds fashion show for geeks

London holds fashion show for geeks

Britain's Internet World show kicks off in London Tuesday with surely the geekiest fashion show London has ever seen.Wearable computing company Charmed Technology will show off its most startling clothes designs at catwalk shows held throughout the three-day show.

May 22, 2000 by in United Kingdom

Sony cuts PS2 Christmas supply in Britain

Sony cuts PS2 Christmas supply in Britain

Sony confirmed Thursday it will not be able to supply the UK with the 200,000 Play Station 2 consoles promised in time for Christmas,cutting its forecast to 165,000.A Sony spokesman in London blames the 17 percent shortfall onteething problems in the production process but also says thatexcessive demand in the U.

November 9, 2000 by in United Kingdom