Spam ‘produces 17m tons of CO2

A study into spam has blamed it for the production of more than 33bn kilowatt-hours of energy every year, enough to power more than 2.4m homes.

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EBay plans Skype public listing

Online auction site eBay is planning to spin off internet call service provider Skype and list shares in the firm in the first half of 2010.

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Twitter all clear after worm wave

Twitter has been given the all clear after a worm infected “tens of thousands of users”. But experts say the attack could have been much worse.

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EC starts legal action over Phorm

The European Commission has started legal action against Britain over the online advertising technology Phorm.

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Conficker begins update

The Conficker worm has started to update infected machines with a mystery package of data.

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US Power Grid Spies

The US government has admitted the nation’s power grid is vulnerable to cyber attack, following reports it has been infiltrated by foreign spies.

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Mobile Operators to share

The government may intervene in a dispute between UK mobile operators over the way spectrum is allocated.

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