Web ads face growing opposition

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The online advertising market will face increased opposition in 2008, according to a report from Deloitte. Users will treat web ads with growing antipathy throughout the year, while tracking technologies will attract the attention of...

British drivers could face jail for using mobile

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In the most serious cases, British motorists caught talking on a hand-held mobile phone or sending a text while driving could be charged with dangerous driving, which carries a two-year maximum sentence and an unlimited...

UC-Berkeley Students Face Tougher Piracy Rules

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As part of its war on pirated music and videos, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is opening up a new front at the resident halls of the University of California-Berkeley's campus. Starting this...

Censorship 'changes face of net'

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Amnesty International has warned that the internet "could change beyond all recognition" unless action is taken against the erosion of online freedoms. The warning comes ahead of a conference organised by Amnesty, where victims of...

Google to face AdWords jury trial

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On November 9, Google will face trial over its AdWords programme, following allegations by American Blind & Wallpaper Factory that the system represents an abuse of US trademark law. Under the pay-per-click AdWords system, related...

Bioscrypt Introduces 3D Face Recognition Camera

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Bioscrypt, a Toronto-based company, has claimed an industry first with its VisionAccess 3D DeskCam – a 3D camera that scans the users face using infrared and visible light for authentication purposes. The security scanning works...

Microsoft may face more EU fines

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The European Commission claims Microsoft has not changed its behaviour since it was fined 497m euros (£331m) in 2004 and has warned the software giant that it could face further fines for failing to comply...

Computer Routers face Hijack Risk

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Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked. The researchers found that home router users are...

Blu-ray and HD-DVD Face Title Fight

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The high definition battle is starting to heat up. Completely ignoring the hybrid disc and player alternatives, Sony and Toshiba are stepping up their fire power with more high definition players (Toshiba just released a...

Chat rooms could face expulsion

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By a 410-15 vote on Thursday, politicians approved a bill that would effectively require that "chat rooms" and "social networking sites" be rendered inaccessible to minors, an age group that includes some of the Internet's...

Advertise with Adware and Face Humiliation

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Many companies may face public humiliation by the United States Federal Trade Commission if they continue to serve ads through adware, according to reports. FTC Commissioner John Leibowitz said Thursday at an event hosted...

Song sites face legal crackdown

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Thanks DCrad for this submission. The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents US sheet...

Samsung, Apple Face Potential Antitrust Probe

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Samsung and Apple may be investigated by South Korean anti-trust authorities, a report claims. If it happens, the investigation will focus on the deal reached between the two companies under which Samsung reportedly sold Apple...

Former Acclaim execs face $150m lawsuit

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Fischbach, Scoroposki, Cousens et al face allegations of corporate malpractice A year after publisher Acclaim declared itself bankrupt, the trustee appointed to wind up the firm has filed a complaint against several...

Flat-Screen Makers Face Patent Lawsuits in U.S.

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Two industrial manufacturers, Guardian Industries Corp. and Honeywell International Inc., have sued dozens of companies in the global PC and video display businesses in a U.S. federal court to try to recoup royalties on liquid-crystal...

IBM PC Users Face Uncertain Future

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Now that IBM plans to sell its PC division to Beijing-based Lenovo, the big question is whether the companies can keep users from defecting to other vendors--which would put IBM's once standard-setting PCs even further...

NT4 users face upgrade dilemma

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Hundreds of IT departments are considering their options as Microsoft finally withdraws mainstream support from its NT4 server at the end of this month. Those still running NT4 face the choice of...

EA may face class action over unpaid overtime

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Leading publisher Electronic Arts may face a class action lawsuit from its own employees over unpaid overtime, it has emerged today, with a Californian law firm currently seeking certification for the class suit. Following on...

File swappers face new antipiracy push

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A new round of lawsuits aimed at prolific Internet song-swappers could be announced as early as Thursday as music executives meet in London to discuss the next step in their global war on Internet piracy....

Video Voyeurs Face Crack Down

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Pornographers beware - new legislation coming into law in the US will soon make the practise of covertly taping people "for lascivious purposes" illegal. Described as "video voyeurism", the practise has become the "new frontier...

Linux contributors face new rules

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Open Source Development Labs, which promotes adoption of Linux, said Monday it is putting in place a new system to better track and document changes to the operating system's kernel. The group,...

Microsoft, Lindows face off in Dutch court

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Microsoft and Lindows faced off in a Dutch court Tuesday over allegations the Linux operating system company infringed on the Windows trademark. Microsoft's lawsuit, which seeks a fine of more than $100,000...

ATI RADEON X800 Gets its Face

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Thanks crusher An Asian web-site OC.com.tw has published pictures from ATi Technology Days 2004 event hosted by ATI Technologies, including a photo of a graphics card that is believed to be the...

Is this the face of Nintendo DS?

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NGC voices its opinion on Nintendo's new handheld bombshell. Are two screens really better than one? Nintendo are masters of the unexpected, which makes our DS mock-up and childish attempts to think up...

RIAA to face yet another attack

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A variant of the MyDoom virus has started spreading, albeit slowly, and security experts expect it to target the main Web site of the music industry. The variant, MyDoom.F, deletes several different types...

Safari exposes IE as a brave face for poor coding

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Safari developer David Hyatt has attacked Internet Explorer for letting website developers get away with writing 'malformed code' and consequently holding back the development of Apple's browser. In his weblog Hyatt explains that most of...

Linux users face licence cash call

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European firms are being urged to buy a licence for Linux to avoid legal action by SCO which claims the operating system unlawfully includes some of its computer code. Before now SCO...

Thailand's online gamers face curfew

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Thailand is to impose a night curfew on online gaming to curb rising rates of addiction by young players, Information and Communications Technology Minister Surapong Suebwonglee said on Tuesday. Game servers, both local...

Microsoft to face patent violation claims today

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Microsoft will find itself in dock (again) today when the patent infringement case brought against it by little-known, privately owned technology developer Eolas comes to the US District Court for Eastern Illinois. At...

File-swappers face the music

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Watch the RIAA site get hacked again and cheer... In a victory for the record industry, an American internet provider has handed over the names of four customers accused of illegally...

Face of Mankind Beta Applications

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Face of Mankind is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in a realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines...

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