Trade group lists top 10 pirated software

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The Software & Information Industry Association released its annual Anti-Piracy year in review this week, noting that it reached its largest piracy settlement yet in a case against Florida Benchmark – which was found using...

Group Wants To Destroy Scientology

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An anonymous group of hackers, 100,000 strong, fittingly known as "Anonymous," has declared war on the Church of Scientology. This is taking place as of right now. Their websites are down, their phone lines are...

Cancer Group asks Women to be Brazen Online

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Canadian women are being asked to bare their breasts online in a brazenly novel campaign meant to keep them cancer-free. Hundreds of women have already uploaded their images -- including at least 20 breast cancer...

HD DVD group cancel CES press conference

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HD DVD Group canceled their CES press conference after Time Warner, the last "undecided" studio has announced that they are going the way of the big Blu-ray. Toshiba, a key player in the HD...

AT&T Considers Joining Google's Wireless Group

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Phone-company AT&T is reportedly talking to internet search giant Google about joining its mobile-phone software alliance. According to an interview on Friday with Ralph de la Vega, chief executive officer of the AT&T's wireless unit,...

UWB group certifies first products

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The industry group behind UWB (ultrawideband) high-speed wireless has certified the first UWB chipsets, a move that helps usher in technologies including wireless USB and the next generation of Bluetooth. UWB is the radio technology...

SCO Group files for bankruptcy

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The SCO Group Inc., licenser of the Unix operating system, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, drained by unsuccessfully filing lawsuits claiming its software code was misappropriated by developers of the open-source Linux operating system. The...

8 Needed Facebook Group Improvements

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As Facebook continues to gain popularity as it expands its user base far beyond the college campus, the limitations of the Facebook interface and environment have started to become more apparent. Michael Crassweller lists 8...

Microsoft security group makes 'worst jobs' list

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Popular Science magazine's 2007 list of the absolute worst jobs in science include whale-feces researchers, hazmat divers, and employees of Microsoft's Security Response Center. Popular Science has been compiling the list since 2003 and according...

Video game industry group names new president

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The Entertainment Software Association, the U.S. video game industry's trade association, has announced Michael Gallagher will take over presidential duties at the association later in May. Gallagher was the chief telecommunications and policy adviser to...

DRM group vows to fight bloggers

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According to the Advanced Access Content System copy protection body, bloggers "crossed the line" when they published a software key, capable of circumventing the digital rights management technology encryption on some HD-DVDs, on thousands of...

Ban DRM, Says Norwegian Group

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Norway's liberal party, Venstre, approved a resolution seeking to limit technologies, such as DRM, that limit how consumers can use and distribute legally purchased digital music or software. Venstre demands changes to current copyright legislation...

Free Software Group May Bar Novell From New Code

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The Free Software Foundation is considering banning Linux software distributor Novell Incorporated from using new versions of a group of programs known as the GNU operating system, to punish the company for signing a patent...

CeBIT 2007: HD DVD forms European promotional group

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At a press conference at CeBIT 2007, Studio Canal, Universal, Toshiba and Microsoft announced the formation of a new trade organization, the European HD DVD Promotional Group. The new organization will include movie studios, distributors,...

Linux Group to Simplify Software Installation

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The LSB (Linux Standard Base) project and its parent organization, the FSG (Free Standards Group), plan to ease the process, for both users and developers, to install an application on Linux. According to Ian Murdock,...

Gamers get political action group

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Calling itself the Entertainment Consumer Association (ECA), the new non-profit advocacy group is forging itself a place in gaming history. Based in Connecticut, the ECA's mission is to give a political voice to gamers in...

Malware Now a Group Effort

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Hackers are taking a page from the open-source playbook, using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes to improve their malicious software, according to McAfee. Nowhere is this more apparent than within the...

New Group to Standardize Digital Music Data

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In an effort to better track digital music sales, several big-name record companies, digital music services and music rights agencies have founded a consortium called Digital Data Exchange. The purpose of DDEX (pronounced "dee-dex") is...

Linux Group Proposes Desktop / Server Split

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eWeek is reporting that the Free Standards Group (FSF) have announced plans to split Linux specifications in two. The FSF is a body that certifies Linux OS distributions. It has decided to change its current...

Group, Dell launch anti-spyware campaign

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A prominent Internet safety organization and leading computer-maker Dell Inc. launched a campaign Friday to help consumers fend off "spyware," software that can cause sluggish computer performance or popup ads and secretly monitor the activities...

Virgin Group to launch US online music service

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Richard Branson's Virgin Group said it was jumping into the increasingly crowded market for online music, with a "Digital Megastore" offering US customers song downloads for 99 cents. The move pits the British magnate's company...

Managing Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy

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Windows XP SP2 provides more than 600 new Group Policy settings to help administrators manage policy settings related to Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer, Internet Communication Management, Automatic Updates, security, Terminal Services, user profiles, and other...

EA to Acquire Criterion Software Group from Canon Eurpoe

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Electronic Arts today announced an agreement to acquire Criterion Software Group Ltd. from Canon Europe. With the acquisition, EA assumes Criterion's studio in Guildford, UK; two globally recognized intellectual properties, Burnout and Black; and the...

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