Microsoft Unveils New Tools to Fight Security Threats

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Speaking yesterday at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft has now introduced a new group of security related programs that share advanced information with partners about upcoming security threats. As many in...

Gary McKinnon vows to fight extradition

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A Briton accused of hacking into top-secret military computers has vowed to fight extradition to stand trial in the US after losing a court appeal. Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon could face life in jail if convicted...

Users fight to save Windows XP

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Microsoft Corp.'s operating systems run most personal computers around the globe and are a cash cow for the world's largest software maker. But you'd never confuse a Windows user with the passionate fans of Mac...

Toshiba cuts HD player prices in Blu-ray fight

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Consumer electronics maker Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is slashing prices of its HD DVD format players by between 40 to 50 percent as major Hollywood studios move to embrace Sony Corp's Blu-ray format...

Microsoft's piracy fight gains momentum in China

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In his first official visit to the United States in 2006, China President Hu Jintao arrived for dinner at Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates' house with a gift for the host. Shortly before Hu's Seattle...

eBay, PayPal, And Yahoo Join To Fight Phishing

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eBay, PayPal and Yahoo have begun collaborating to keep Yahoo Mail customers safe from phishing by using Yahoo's Domain Keys technology in the U.S. to block e-mail messages that claim to come from eBay or...

IBM, Amazon.com settle patent fight

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Amazon.com Incorporated has paid IBM an undisclosed amount of money to settle all outstanding patent lawsuits between the two companies which also agreed to a long-term patent cross-licensing deal, giving Amazon access to IBM's patents...

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...

Feds Ready Plan to Fight ID Theft

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The federal government will release its plan to combat identity theft in the U.S. on Monday. After nearly a year's work, the President's Identity Theft Task Force will release its findings Monday at a press...

UK hacker loses extradition fight

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A London man has lost his High Court Fight against extradition to the US. He allegedly carried out the "biggest military computer hack of all time". Gary McKinnon, of north London, is accused of gaining...

Xbox for your gun? Mexico tries swaps in drug fight

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Newly elected Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has moved quickly to restore order to Mexico City by going after well-known crime dens and clearing the city's narrow streets of informal vendors. Police who have raided the capital's...

Microsoft will fight to keep Office Live Name

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Office Live LLC filed a trademark-infringement suit against Microsoft in the U.S. District Court of Central California in Los Angeles earlier this month over Microsoft's Web-based small business package of the same name. Microsoft Office...

Two Major Linux Groups Merge to Fight Microsoft

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Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) have merged to form the Linux Foundation. Jim Zemlin, FSG's executive director, will be in charge of the new company. He announced Tuesday the...

Microsoft helps fight online child abuse in India

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What is that evil, evil Microsoft up to now? The software giant is working with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and the international police force Interpol to help Indian law enforcement...

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...

Supercomputer joins fight against AIDS

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AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis should be the ones scared for a change. In South Africa, a supercomputer costing $1 million was donated by Intel and is now dedicated to scientific research for these diseases. Installed...

Blue Security Gives up the Fight

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"According to The Washington Post, Blue Security has closed its doors, which can be confirmed by the Blue Security application failing to work today and their domain no longer resolving. Blue Security's CEO is quoted...

Democrats vow to fight COPE Act

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On Tuesday, a partisan wranglingover net neutrality heated up with Democrats pledging a fight over a broadbandbill they saw will mean extra fees and content restrictions on the internet. A committee vote is...

MP3 Inventor Develops Tool to Fight Piracy

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Fraunhofer Institute has developed prototype technology to help curb the sharp rise in online music piracy, which, ironically, has been enabled through another invention of the renowned German research group: MP3 audio compression. ...

Microsoft Picks Partners to Fight Phishing

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Microsoft has signed up three companies to add phishing monitoring and detection technology to its antiphishing filter in the MSN Search Toolbar and the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 7, and its SmartScreen e-mail filter,...

Businesses Join Forces To Fight Piracy

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Over a dozen business executives, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Vivendi Universal's Jean-Rene Fourtou and GlaxoSmithKline's Andrew Witty have joined forces to fight piracy in all markets, not just the software sector. Items from DVDs to...

VMware to Fight Microsoft by Sharing Code

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VMware, the leader in the fast-growing market for virtual machine software, said Monday that it will share its code with partners like IBM, Intel and Hewlett-Packard in an effort to make the its technology an...

New Weapon in Fight Against Smog

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From catalytic converters to alternative fuels, the fight against big-city smog has for years been fought inside combustion engines and exhaust pipes. Now, scientists are taking the fight to the streets by...

Longhorn Locked Down to Fight Hackers

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Microsoft's forthcoming Longhorn operating system places great emphasis on locking down PCs to prevent unauthorised access to hardware and software, the software giant revealed today. According to Detlef Echert, Microsoft's chief security advisor in Europe,...

Gates gives $42.6 million to fight malaria

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Combating malaria has been one of the primary goals of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and its latest gift of $42.6 million will fund a nonprofit drug company's high-tech take on an ancient Chinese...

Bernard Hopkins covering Fight Night Round 2

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EA Sports gave the gaming world a one-two punch today. First was a solid right PR cross announcing the next installment in its popular Fight Night boxing franchise, tenatively titled Fight Night Round 2. Like...

TiVo's Plans Lead to Fight On Copyrights

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If you're a TiVo user listen up. It's been reported today that Hollywood studios and the National Football League are trying to block TiVo from expanding one of its services. This service would...

UK/USA/AUS band together to fight spam

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Whilst partnering up on more covert projects, the UK, USA, and Australia have joined together to help prosecute spammers. "The UK, US and Australia are combining forces to combat spam. They have signed...

Music biz loses Net royalties fight in Canada

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The music industry's efforts to recoup money lost from Internet piracy were thwarted yet again Wednesday. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Internet service providers don't have to pay royalties to composers...

New Software Aims To Fight Pirates of the P2P

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A University of Tulsa (UT) research team has patented software designed to prevent illegal downloading of music over the Internet. The new software sends illegal downloaders on a wild goose chase in a P2P pond...

Mozilla holds 'fire' in naming fight

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Ten months after landing in a fierce trademark dispute with a fellow open-source organization, the Mozilla Foundation has changed the name of its standalone browser from Firebird to Firefox. The new browser--meant...

Microsoft and NY State join to fight spam

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Microsoft Corp. and the New York State Attorney General have teamed up to fight unwanted commercial e-mail, or spam, a Microsoft spokesman said Wednesday. A news conference to announce the cooperation has been scheduled for...

Microsoft takes Lindows fight to Sweden

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Microsoft has opened another European front in its war to get Lindows.com to change its name. The company has won a temporary restraining order which prohibits Lindows.com from use of the marks "Lindows", "Lindows.com", and...

Patent fight shadows Microsoft lawsuit

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A fight over an obscure content-protection patent could wind up alleviating one of Microsoft's biggest legal headaches, according to digital rights management company Macrovision, a newcomer to the tussle. Macrovision is sparring...

DVD copying fight lands in UK

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Motion Picture Association of America calls for UK ban on sale of DVD-copying software. A US software company is fighting moves by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to have the sale...

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