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What’s wrong with a good old-fashioned resume?
CNN.com

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least it shows the depth of their capabilities: Sophos, the anti-virus firm, said it had discovered a plea for work inserted deep in the lines of code for two new computer worm outbreaks, “”MyDoom-U”” and “”MyDoom-V.””””We searching 4 work in AV (anti-virus) industry,”” the message said, which was only visible to anti-virus professionals.

Sad songs say so much
New Scientist

This story makes you wish you could be there to see the look on recording executives’ faces when they read the news: Nokia has developed a file-sharing network so users can swap music and videos over the mobile devices.

They’ve been played
Wired News

Microsoft, the muscle behind all those software anti-piracy groups that publicly humiliate businesses around the world, is going to have to defend in court its practice of duplicating radio playlists from popular North American radio stations – without paying the yearly playlist fee required.

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
BBC News

Keep your fingers crossed: A UK company has developed a Wi-Fi radio that broadcasts Internet stations without the need for a PC. But it won’t be available until manufacturers “”get it”” – meaning the idea — in sufficient numbers.

But Canada’s probably not the No. 1 target
BBC News

Brazil is not just a hot spot for babes, bikinis and beer: It’s also home to eight out of 10 of the world’s hackers, according to experts.

Our vote: No
Sun Times

Talking about thinking ahead. A woman whose husband registered the domain name election2004.com is hoping someone will be willing to fork out US$500,000 for it.

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