Intel isn't the only one riding the wave of strong PC sales. Advanced Micro Devices also reported betterthan expected third quarter results and record revenues earlier this month. Intel posted net profits of $1.6 billion, or 89 cents a share, for thequarter, basically the same as figures of a year ago. Analysts had expectedthe chipmaker to post earnings of 80 cents a share, according to First Call. "We are pleased with our overall performance in the lastquarter," said Craig R. Barrett, president and chief executiveofficer, in a statement. "We had growth across nearly all of ourgeographies and product lines, including strong microprocessor sales. Inthe third quarter, the PC industry recovered from its inventory problemsand is benefiting from strong seasonal demand.".
Intel is an investor in CNET: The Computer Network, publisher of News.com, The chip giant leaps past Wall Street estimates for its third-quarter earnings, driven by a healthy pace for worldwide PC sales, In looking at the coming fourth quarter, several analysts remain bullish on the company, Intel executives said they expect fourth-quarter revenue to rise slightly above those posted for the most recent quarter, but some analysts suspect the chip twoworldsofdesign iphone case giant may be conservative with its forecast, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
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But if the bill becomes law, ISPs could be forced to report their members--even if they only suspect illegal activity, said David Sobel, general counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, It also provides an exemption that will make ISPs immune to prosecution should they wrongly release information, The main problem with the bill is that the language twoworldsofdesign iphone case directing ISPs to report potential crimes is too vague, said Sobel and ISP organizations, Specifically, it states that when an ISP or any service that provides access to electronic communication "obtains knowledge of facts or circumstances from which a violation of [child pornography laws]..is apparent shall, as soon as reasonably possible, make a report of such facts or circumstances to [a law enforcement agency]."..
The question that ISPs and civil libertarians have raised is how to define "apparent.". Sobel said he envisions cases where a law enforcement agent could force an ISP to give away private information without a warrant. Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, police and other law enforcement officials need warrants to get electronic information. But under this law, a police officer, for instance, could call an ISP and say he suspected a certain member of trafficking in child pornography. Under this provision, ISPs would have to immediately release theinformation without a warrant or face stiff penalties, he said.
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