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Microsoft Bans 1 Million Xbox Live Accounts

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It's being reported today the Microsoft has banned up to 1 Million Xbox Live Accounts. Fresh on the heels of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release Microsoft has stepped up their attack on...

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Wikipedia bans Scientology

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Yesterday, in an unprecedented decision, Wikipedia's court-like body ArbCom handed down a project-wide ban of all IP addresses owned by Scientology for disruptive editing and coordinating their edits to maintain their status quo including "persistent...

Turkey Bans YouTube for Second Time

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A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube because of clips allegedly insulting the country's founding father; the first ban was also due to clips deemed disrespectful to Mustafa...

Singapore bans Microsoft's video game for sex scene

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Singapore has banned a Microsoft video game that contains a scene showing a human woman and an alien woman kissing and caressing each other, a local newspaper reported Thursday. The Straits Times said Mass Effect,...

MySpace bans Photobucket Videos and Remixes

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MySpace has decided to ban Photobucket users from posting their videos and remixes to their MySpace pages: all said content will no longer show up on a MySpace profile and comments section (blogs are not...

US government dept bans Vista

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The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has banned its users from installing Microsoft's new Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Internet Explorer 7 software packages, saying there was no business or technical justification for the...

Turkish court bans YouTube access

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Access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube has been suspended in Turkey after clips insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had appeared on the site. Even after YouTube removed the offending clips, a court...

U.S. DOT Bans Microsoft Upgrades

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It looks like my company isn't the only one severely shying away from Microsoft's latest offerings of operating systems, web browsers, and office suites. According to memos seen by InformationWeek, the U.S. DOT has...

eBay bans Online Auctions of Virtual Game Booty

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The San Jose, California-based Internet auction site has decided to bar sales of virtual goods in video games due to "legal complexities" regarding ownership. The policy has been in place for the past few weeks:...

New Halo 2 Update Bans Cheaters

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"Banhammer" nails down Halo 2 abusers and hackers; fourth auto-update available now and required for online play. Master Chiefs have battled Elites, Brutes, and even the parasitic Flood, but none of these...

China Bans More Video Games

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Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency is reporting that the government had announced new bans on certain video games. In total, 50 popular titles will be banned from sale and use in China. Xinhua further...

Blizzard bans World of Warcraft cheaters

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Blizzard Entertainment, developer of MMORPG World of Warcraft, has demonstrated that it intends to live up to its no-nonsense reputation when it comes to dealing with cheaters by revoking the accounts of a number of...

South Korea bans Ghost Recon 2

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Ubisoft's squad-based shooter will not be released in South Korea because the story goes "way too far". Citing a plotline that goes "way too far", South Korea's Media Rating Board has rejected...

Sweden bans consoles in prison

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Recent jailbreaks force prison officials to crack down on communication abilities in gaming systems. The Swedish prison service has banned PlayStations and other gaming systems in its prisons, according to reports in...

Another Court Bans DVD X Copy

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DVD software provider 321 Studios suffered another legal setback Wednesday when a New York judge granted a preliminary injunction barring the company from manufacturing, distributing, or otherwise trafficking in software that allows users to copy...

New Zealand Bans "Manhunt"

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A computer game that encourages players to kill all in sight in ever more gruesome ways has become the first video game banned in New Zealand. In a 12-page statement issued Friday, New Zealand's Office...

Camera Phone Bans Seen as Aiding Privacy

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Camera cell phones, one of the hottest items on this year's Christmas must-have list, is also a growing privacy issue for both consumers and organizations. The phones, with their discreet lens, tiny size...

UK bans spam messages

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The UK has made spam a criminal offence to try to stop the flood of unsolicited messages. Under the new law, spammers could be fined £5,000 in a magistrates court or...

France Bans the Term 'E-Mail'

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I thought this "news" was rather amusing.... ;) Goodbye "e-mail", the French government says, and hello "courriel" — the term that linguistically sensitive France is now using to refer to electronic mail...

Court bans racist website

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An Adelaide website has been ordered to remove material that casts doubt on whether the Holocaust occurred, in a landmark Federal Court decision. It is the first time an Australian court has upheld...

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