Neowin News Feed for: Against Neowin News Feed for: Against en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 New Zealand Internet blackout protest against copyright law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/s92aSUX_bigger.jpg" alt="" /></div>Copyright infringement is wrong, but should people, schools, and hospitals have their internet connections and websites cut off due to accusations of copyright infringement? - This is what all this protest is about - New... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:38:11 +0000 Mozilla to join EU suit against Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/144535762eums.jpg" alt="" /></div>On Monday, European Union(EU) granted Mozilla, the right to join its antitrust case against Microsoft. Mozilla has been granted an interested third party status which allows it to submit arguments, to see the confidential statement... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:08:38 +0000 US Fails to Protect Against the Living Dead & Other Dangers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13512940661312642308_antivirus.jpg" alt="" /></div>The week of August 7th, 2008 the amount of malicious spam a single computer user received finally overtook health and product spam. Meant to exploit holes in your operating system, get credit card information... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:56:59 +0000 Microsoft Exec Rages Against Vista Upgrade 'Hack' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sarcasm can be a powerful tool, and a Microsoft executive recently wielded it against industry sources who claim that a loophole exists in one of the software giant's licensing policies. In a scathing blog post... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:44:29 +0000 Attacks begin against critical Patch Tuesday bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Only Windows XP SP3 -- that's right, SP3 -- is safe. Hackers are trying to exploit a critical Windows vulnerability just patched on Tuesday, security researchers said this afternoon -- and the only version of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:40:29 +0000 MS Take Action Against LIVE Cheaters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Major Nelson has a blog post referring to a new approach from MS against people using save games or other tampering to boost their gamerscore. They're resetting the score to zero, and the achievements will... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 25 Mar 2008 18:05:33 +0000 Attack Against Linux Apache Servers Intensifying <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A mass attack ongoing for the past month against Linux Apache Web servers has become increasingly successful because its break-in method makes use of an automated password and installation process, according to a security researcher... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:09:11 +0000 Nortel files patent lawsuit in the U.S. against Vonage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nortel Networks Corp., the Canadian maker of telecom equipment, filed a lawsuit on Friday against Vonage - claiming that it violated nine patents related to Internet phone services and related features such as 911 and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 16 Dec 2007 01:28:56 +0000 China: 'aggressive and large-scale' espionage against US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released a report to the United States Congress late last week accusing China of waging an &quot;aggressive and large-scale industrial espionage campaign&quot; against American technology. The report... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 19 Nov 2007 06:54:00 +0000 UN, Google and Cisco team up against Global Poverty <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The United Nations, Google and Cisco have put together a global campaign, the Millennium Development Goals, that tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the project, called MDG Monitor,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Nov 2007 01:19:53 +0000 Sun increases heat against MS, promotes OpenOffice via Java <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows users who have an older version of Java SE Runtime Environment and have yet to install Update 3, which was released earlier this month, will be getting the usual &quot;on the 26 of each... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 27 Oct 2007 15:07:03 +0000 Microsoft scores victory against software piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Software giant Microsoft has secured a High Court payout from a UK distributor over the illegal importation of software. The settlement, for an undisclosed sum, was reached after Microsoft won its case against Pyramid Distribution... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 02 Oct 2007 10:26:40 +0000 Nokia Files Patent Complaint Against Qualcomm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From US import bans to patent fines, it seems like popular chip maker Qualcomm just can't cut a break; as the saying goes, when it rains, it pours, and Nokia seem intent on adding its... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:37:51 +0000 Epic Files Motion to Dismiss in Case Against Silicon Knights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After developer Silicon Knights sued Epic Games on the grounds of Epic providing a less-than-capable Unreal Engine 3 to Silicon Knights, Epic has responded with a Motion to Dismiss. From Gamasutra: Quote -... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:46:35 +0000 IBM and Novell gang up against Red Hat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM and Novell have signed a bundling and support agreement that will bundle IBM's open source WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) software with Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. The partnership is an attack... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:06:34 +0000 Russian internet attacks against UK unlikely, analyst says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Internet attacks originating from Russia against the UK are unlikely to occur as the row between Moscow and London continues, a security expert has said. Eugene Kaspersky, head of research and development at Moscow-based anti-virus... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:08:04 +0000 PC Tools wins battle against Zango <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A court has denied Zango's application for a Temporary Restraining Order which sought to compel security software provider PC Tools to entirely remove the detection of its products by PC Tools' Spyware Doctor, claiming that... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Jun 2007 14:41:28 +0000 World powers step up battle against child porn <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>G8 ministers are urging the private sector, including Internet service providers, information technology professionals and financial institutions, to help combat child pornography on the Internet. &quot;Because no child should be victimized in this horrific way,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 26 May 2007 16:49:10 +0000 Google Shareholders Vote Against Anti-Censorship Proposal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A majority of Google shareholders have voted against an anti-censorship proposal that took aim at the way Google conducts its business in China and other countries that engage in active censorship. The company received a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 May 2007 02:58:53 +0000 US gets creative in online battle against Al-Qaeda <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>US officials championing freedom and democracy are well aware that they cannot try to silence Islamist militants by censoring or blocking the growing number of Al-Qaeda related web sites. Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 05 May 2007 01:45:07 +0000 UK Home Office wants Apple's help against iPod crime <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK Home Secretary John Reid want Apple to help fight street crime by developing technologies for this in its iPod music players. He plans to approach Apple (and Sony) to enlist their help in developing... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:04:33 +0000 Lawsuit filed against Apple over vague user interface patent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The patent holding company IP Innovation LLC has filed a lawsuit against Apple Incorporated, blaming the Cupertino-based company for &quot;directly infringing at least claim 21 of the '412 Patent through, among other activities, the manufacture,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:02:06 +0000 HP files second patent lawsuit against Acer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest PC vendor, has filed another lawsuit against its fastest growing rival, Acer, as competition in the PC industry continues to heat up. The new suit alleges that Acer and a U.S.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:18:13 +0000 College advises students to push back against the RIAA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In February, the RIAA offered university students the option of an early settlement with the organization, which included lowered payouts and the benefit of avoiding going to court. While some universities were quick to comply... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:06:06 +0000 Microsoft Drops Lawsuit Against FairUse4WM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Late last year, a team of coders found a way to strip the WM DRM system from media files, allowing playback of said media on any device, with a tool called FairUse4WM. Claiming the creator... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 11 Apr 2007 01:09:48 +0000 Judge Throws Out Defamation Suit Against Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>KinderStart sued Google Incorporated in March 2006 accusing the Mountain View, California-based company of violations of antitrust, free speech, unfair competition and defamation and libel laws. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Jeremy Fogel of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:29:21 +0000 Judge rules against Microsoft in MP3 patent case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A federal judge in San Diego has ruled against a handful of defenses presented by Microsoft Corp. in a patent trial that saw a $1.5 billion jury decision delivered against the company in February. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 21 Mar 2007 11:46:38 +0000 MySpace Files Law Suit Against 'Spam King' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>, which is owned by News Corp., has filed a lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles against the self-proclaimed &quot;Spam King&quot; for allegedly blasting the portal with spam between July and December 2006. The suit alleges... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 22 Jan 2007 16:52:24 +0000 Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Against XM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts in New York has refused to throw out a record-industry lawsuit against XM Satellite Radio. XM was accused last May by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:19:06 +0000 OPTi Initiates Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is hiring. You don't need any knowledge in computers or technology. A law degree is required however. Apple is in court fairly often; I'm sure almost everyone is aware of the recent Cisco... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 19 Jan 2007 04:08:56 +0000 Microsoft wins case against UK man <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has stopped a UK man from selling lists of email addresses to spammers. Paul Martin McDonaldsold sold details that were then used as spam lists through his company Bizads. Microsoft was granted a summary... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 22 Dec 2006 16:16:27 +0000 Supercomputer joins fight against AIDS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 13 Dec 2006 11:26:56 +0000 Financial World Warned Against Unconfirmed Cyber Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. government warned of a possible Internet attack on U.S. stock market and banking Web sites from a radical Muslim group, but officials said the threat was unconfirmed and seemed to pose no immediate... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:43:03 +0000 Microsoft Brings 129 Lawsuits Against Phishers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is helping law enforcers hunt down criminals who try to steal bank account details on the Internet and has initiated 129 lawsuits in Europe and the Middle East, the U.S. software company said. One... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 23 Nov 2006 08:38:56 +0000 Attacks Launched Against Unpatched Windows Bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For the second time in less than a week, Microsoft has acknowledged that attackers are exploiting a critical, unpatched flaw in Windows to snatch PCs from their owners. The new bug, which is in an... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:33:54 +0000 Microsoft takes legal moves against pirates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is preparing 55 legal actions worldwide against sellers on auction sites who are hawking illegal copies of the company's software, the company said Tuesday. The actions are a mix of lawsuits and criminal... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 01 Nov 2006 09:46:23 +0000 IFPI take action against 8,000 alleged file sharers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Legal actions against thousands of music file-sharers across the world were announced today by the IFPI as the recording industry stepped up its campaign to deter copyright theft and promote legitimate use of music on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 18 Oct 2006 08:45:04 +0000 William Hill fights back against the hackers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The entire online betting industry faces an ongoing battle in the fight against hackers and extortionists, according to William Hill's IT chief. In the latest of the CIO Vision video interview series, Victor Kemeny,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:11:30 +0000 EU prepares antitrust case against Intel <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>European Commission antitrust officials investigating computer chip maker Intel presented what they believe is a watertight argument for prosecuting the firm to an internal panel of so-called devil's advocates on Tuesday, a person familiar with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:29:12 +0000 The Day Against DRM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;, a campaign by the Free Software Foundation, is making Oct 3rd a Day Against DRM: 'Defeating DRM is all about awareness. The direct actions that we have taken are all about this. Today we... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Oct 2006 21:37:08 +0000