What a week: top stories you may have missed

Catch up on the week's top stories.


Try something new, say Sainbury's. Its web shoppers have been doing just that after it took down its online shopping site. There were more revelations about the NHS IT programme, while trusts lost unencrypted laptops. Problems dogged Microsoft's patching tools and the launch of Firefox 3.0.

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Editor's Highlights

Forrester: Enterprises unsure about unified comms

Sainsbury’s stops online orders after ‘computer fault’

Local demands drove Fujitsu from NHS IT programme, MPs told

IT change is major threat to business

Master data errors can cost you millions

Reader's choice

Hacker Gary McKinnon faces final extradition hearing

Enterprises left vulnerable as glitch prevents Microsoft patching

Morgan Stanley's IT failed to detect £61m rogue trader

NHS trusts lose 31,000 patient records on seven unencrypted laptops

Norwich Union scraps GPS vehicle-tracking policy

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Cybercriminals switch targets

Nearly 90% of data breaches avoidable - report

MySpace spammer handed $6 million bill

Ad firm used by ISPs spies on users, says groups

Apple fixes Safari 'carpet bomb' bug

Green IT

How power-hungry are the Top500 supercomputers?

IT departments waste energy, survey finds

Samsung offers eco phones made from corn

Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3.0 smashes target with 8m downloads

Mozilla struggles to fix 'severe' Firefox 3.0 bug

Red faces at Mozilla as Firefox 3.0 demand crashes sservers

Firefox 3: Mozilla fixes what's broke

Firefox 3: A guide to installation

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