Stories by David Legard

Asia must liberalize telecoms, Singapore says

Asian countries should embrace full telecommunications liberalization as a platform for driving their economies, according to Lee Boon Yang, Singapore's minister for information, communications and the arts.

Study: Internet fraud and attacks rise in tandem

Internet use is still growing fast but so is Internet-based fraud, according to security vendor Verisign, which examined data from its own infrastructure services between August 2002 and August 2003.

Global Crossing buyout gets US go-ahead

The Committee for Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) has approved a buyout of bankrupt telecommunication company Global Crossing Holdings Ltd. by Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd. (STT), Global Crossing said in a statement Friday.

IDC: Linux, blades the high spots in server market

The worldwide server market was worth US$10.6 billion in the second quarter of 2003, a scant 0.2 percent higher than in the same quarter last year, according to revenue figures released Friday by IDC.

Get on with Linux and ignore SCO, developer says

Developers and users should ignore the copyright lawsuit filed by the SCO Group against IBM and should continue to work with and deploy Linux without fear of the consequences, according to MontaVista Software Inc., a developer of embedded Linux software.

Civil liberties group slams Internet ID proposal

A proposal to make it as difficult for Australians to open an Internet account as to open a bank account has drawn stinging criticism from online civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA).

APEC furthers plans to combat cybercrime

Countries that want to be able to tackle cybercrime need to pass wide-ranging laws and be prepared to openly cooperate with other countries, delegates of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) group said Monday.

BT, T-Mobile join Asian Wi-Fi alliance

British Telecommunications (BT) and T-Mobile International have joined an Asian consortium called the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), which plans to be operating more than 26,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the world by the end of this year.

Telcos, IT companies at high risk from economic crime

Cybercrime and other forms of economic crime are hitting companies in all sectors of industry, but telecommunications and IT companies appear to be among the most targeted, according to a survey released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).