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Censorship 'changes face of net'

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... More...

Google to face AdWords jury trial

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... More...

Microsoft may face more EU fines

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... More...

Computer Routers face Hijack Risk

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... More...

Blu-ray and HD-DVD Face Title Fight

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... More...

Chat rooms could face expulsion

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... More...

Song sites face legal crackdown

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... More...

Former Acclaim execs face $150m lawsuit

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... More...

IBM PC Users Face Uncertain Future

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... More...

NT4 users face upgrade dilemma

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... More...

File swappers face new antipiracy push

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.... More...

Video Voyeurs Face Crack Down

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... More...

Linux contributors face new rules

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,... More...

ATI RADEON X800 Gets its Face

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... More...

RIAA to face yet another attack

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... More...

Thailand's online gamers face curfew

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... More...

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