Google Fights Domain Name Tasting

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Google Inc. announced yesterday that it would begin to take increasing measures against domain name tasting, a practice which exploits a grace period originally designed to rectify legitimate mistakes, such as registrants mistyping the domain...

Community fights back for AutoPatcher

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Microsoft's move this week to close down the AutoPatcher project, a project well known and supported here on Neowin, that allows users to update their computers without requiring an internet connection, has met with cries...

RIAA Fights to Keep Wholesale Pricing Secret

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UMG vs. Marie Lindor is one of few cases where the defendant is fighting, instead of settling with the RIAA. The record labels consider pricing information (believed to be ~70¢ per track) as a trade...

Microsoft fights Gmail: 2GB+ Exchange mailboxes

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Microsoft is battling trend for frazzled office workers to give up on Outlook and switch to Gmail: it is promising 2GB+ mailboxes in Exchange 2007 rather than the piffling 50MB mailboxes most workplaces have now....

Mom Fights RIAA Without Attorney

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A woman from New York sued by the RIAA for illegal downloading is taking on the music industry group without the assistance of an attorney. Patricia Santangelo contends she has never downloaded a single...

Cisco Fights Shareholders on Human Rights

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Internet equipment maker Cisco Systems is fighting a shareholder action that urges the company to adopt a comprehensive human rights policy for its dealings with the Chinese government, and with other states practicing political censorship...

AOL Fights Phishing

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America Online has begun a campaign to identify and block fraudulent Web sites that attempt to solicit personal information from visitors, it says. The crackdown against so-called "phishing" sites is being conducted in partnership with...

Linux fights off hackers

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Linux systems are getting tougher for hackers to crack, security experts have reported today. A study by not-for-profit IT security testing organisation Honeynet Project has shown that, on average, Linux systems today take three months...

Apple fights RealNetworks' 'hacker tactics'

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Apple Computer has quietly updated its iPod software so that songs purchased from RealNetworks' online music store will no longer play on some of the Mac maker's popular MP3 players. The move...

MSN Search Beta Launched, Google Fights Back

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Today, Microsoft launched a public beta of their search offering, MSN Search. New features include integration with other Microsoft sites (e.g. Encarta, MSN Music), basic questions search (e.g. What is the capital of Turkey? ->...

DNA Sequencing Technique Fights Spam Email

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What's impressive is that an algorithm named Chung-Kwei (after a feng-shui talisman that protects the home against evil spirits) can catch nearly 97 per cent of spam. What's even more surprising is it wasn't developed...

Microsoft Fights Spam at the Source

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In its continuing fight against unsolicited commercial e-mail, Microsoft plans to filter outgoing messages on its consumer mail services and is busy developing new "proofing" technologies, the software maker's chief spam fighter says. The fight...

Encrypted File Sharing: P2P Fights Back

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Is it possible to end the investigations and prosecutions that the RIAA, the music download police and similar entities use to prosecute users of file-sharing networks? The answer depends, say online security experts, on which...

Cinema trailer fights film piracy

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Teenagers are being targeted in an anti-piracy drive to reduce the number of films downloaded from the internet. A trailer comparing downloading from the internet and buying a bootleg DVD to stealing...

SBC Communications Inc. Fights Back Against RIAA

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SBC Communications Inc. fired a shot Wednesday in the acrimonious battle between file-swapping consumers and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court in...

Hormel fights to defend Spam name

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Hormel Foods has filed two legal challenges with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office seeking to prevent Spam Arrest, a Seattle software company, from using the Spam name Hormel has used for decades on its...

AOL fights IM fade-out

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America Online is warming up to instant messaging video features that it once dismissed as irrelevant, in the latest sign that the company is playing catch-up to rivals in a key communications technology that it...

EMC fights back with new architecture

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EMC is expected to announce next week a long-awaited overhaul of its high-end products as it moves to narrow the performance gap with rivals in the storage market. Monday's launch of EMC's Symmetrix...

Google fights search-fixing charges

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Good ol' google :) "The search engine is fighting claims by online advertising network Search King that it was deliberately demoted in Google's all-important PageRank. Google has moved to quash a lawsuit that...

IBM Fights Oracle with Database Software Update

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International Business Machines Corp., taking aim at rival database giant Oracle Corp. , on Monday unveiled a new version of its DB2 database software that it says will make it easier for companies to manage...

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