P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:08/14    1/8                         Diary........703 COMPUTING AND Telesoftware: TECHNOLOGY BBC..710 IBM..740 Contacts: "Next" & Diary: Telesoftware: "NEXT" Jeremy Brayshaw CEEFAX CEEFAX BBC tv Centre BBC tv Centre Wood Lane Wood Lane London W12 7RJ London W12 7RJ  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:25/10   3/8    VIRUS HAVOC (2)   The FBI is investigating a computer "virus" which brought an estimated 6,000 US systems to a standstill. It is alleged to have been released by a graduate student at Cornell. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Morris Jr is refusing to say anything in public, but he has hired a lawyer. His father is chief scientist at the National Computer Security Centre in Maryland. A team of specialists spent last week trying to track the source of the virus, but said it had left little evidence behind. More  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:10/12   2/8   VIRUS HAVOC (1)   A computer "virus" is reported to have brought up to 6,000 US systems to a standstill. It was released on the Pentagon- sponsored Arpanet network. Computer centres affected said it only took up memory space, and did not attack any files. Reports said the program's author set it loose one evening, then checked it before going to bed. Ghen he realised how fast it was spreading, he called Harvard University computer lab for help. More  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/00   4/8   VIRUS HAVOC (3)   US computer security consultants say they have received a flood of inquiries since a "virus" brought 6,000 systems to a halt. But businesses still underestimate the problem, they say. Companies see security precautions as slowing their systems down, and "getting in the wayb. The recent attack is already being dismissed as the work of a "boy geniusb. In fact, say consultants, the biggest security headache is fantastic stupidity, not fantastic genius Source: AP  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/00   5/8      The Pentagon has announced that it is ready to start developing an artificial intelligence system to imitate human thinking. Its research arm is to spend $33 million over the next 17 months to study "the potential advantages of artificial neural networks" The new system would be capable of recognising an comparing patterns to reach "conclusions" bust as the human brain does. Spending on the project over the next eight years may go as high as $400 million. Source: UPI  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:02/10   6/8    HOOLIGANISM (1)   Government proposals for fighting football hooliganism, announced last week, include a computer data- base on spectators. Identity cards will be compulsory from 1990 for 5.7 million English and Welsh fans. The cards will be electronically read at the turnstiles and clubs will be forced to refuse admission to anyone whose name appears on the computer "black list". Names may be added to the list on the basis of information derived from many different sources. More  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:03/00   7/8     HOOLIGANISM (2)   Football fans will not have the right to see computer files compiled about them under new plans to curb hooliganism. Information on file may come from many different sources, and may contain allegations about "misbehaviour" for which there is little or no evidence. Such details may come from the police, from the courts, from clubs or from "international sourcesb. The National Council for Civil Liberties has expressed "major reservations" about the plans. More  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help
P701 CEEFAX 701 Tue 15 Nov 20:00/04   8/8     HOOLIGANISM (3)   The proposed database of football spectators will be administered by a new quango, the Football Membership Authority. There will be a right of appeal against bans based on information held in the FMA's computers, but appeals will be heard by the authority itselfN The National Council for Civil Liberties has condemned the scheme as "open to abuse and errorb. "Right of appeal to the FMA is no right at all," the NCCL said. "The FMA would be judge and bury". Source: Independent  Diary  BBC progs  IBM progs  Help