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  • News: Sony cuts off Sony Online Entertainment service after hack

    The widely publicised hack of Sony's computer networks is worse than previously thought, also affecting 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment network accounts.

  • News: Internet Explorer and Firefox use continues to slide

    New browser market share data shows that both Internet Explorer and Firefox lost ground in April. While Microsoft and Mozilla trumpet their latest browsers, publicly trade jabs, and beat their chests at one another, Chrome and Safari are quietly gaining market share.

  • News: Osama Bin Laden news spurs wave of scams, malware

    Malware creators have started using the news of Osama Bin Laden's death as a opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links. According to cloud-security firm Zscaler, researchers were already seeing malicious sites emerge to capitalise on the news within hours of the announcement.

  • News: Man who liveblogged Bin Laden raid was hacked

    The Pakistani programmer who dubbed himself "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing about it" is also the guy who got his website hacked without knowing about it.

  • News: Laptop users still prefer USB modems

    Mobile data users still overwhelmingly prefer USB modems for keeping PCs and other devices connected on the go, but they may turn more to built-in cellular radios and portable Wi-Fi hotspots over the next five years, according to ABI Research.

  • News: Julian Assange: Facebook an 'Appalling Spying Machine'

    Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented."

  • News: Acronis releases combined backup, disaster recovery software

    Acronis released the 11th version of its backup and recovery software, offering greater support for virtual machines and bare metal restores.

  • News: Personal info sent offshore without permission: Shroff

    Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says personal information collected by government agencies and businesses, often ends up overseas without the individual's knowledge.

  • News: ISPs could recoup just $2 per copyright notice

    Internet service providers may end up being able to recoup as little as $2 for sending out detection, warning or enforcement notices under the controversial online file-sharing amendments to the Copyright Act; but they may persuade government to let them charge as much as $28.

  • News: Copyright protestors say Parliament event sidetracked

    A demonstration in Parliament grounds on May 1 was supposed to highlight objections to the amended Copyright Act and its provisions to combat illegal online file-sharing. In the event this proved a minor feature of the proceedings, with much of the time taken up by organiser and entrepreneur Christopher Wingate, advocating broader attention to government and judicial accountability.

  • News: Leaked US cables show lobbying on Copyright Bill

    Cables released by Wikileaks over the weekend purport to show the US Embassy offered to get help from the US to redraft New Zealand's copyright legislation following the withdrawal of the controversial Section 92A -- concerning procedures to police and punish illegal downloading of copyright works. Government withdrew the section for redrafting in the face of public protest.

  • News: Ubisoft Starts Studio Just for Game Adaptations

    From Hollywood news outlet Variety comes news that Ubisoft has opened up a new studio in Paris devoted to assisting development of the company's game franchises into films and TV shows.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Right there in black and white

    Is the white iPhone really thicker than the black iPhone? One publication attempts to satisfy our curiosity with the application of rigorous science. Elsewhere, Apple's rumored cloud service may have a codename, and Cupertino wins round one of a patent dispute. The remainders for Monday, May 2, 2011 are innocent until proven guilty.

  • News: Sony Online Entertainment Hacked, 12,700 Credit Cards Stolen

    Not quite out of the frying pan, but into the fire anyway: Sony just acknowledged another network breach related to the first one.

  • News: VMware causes second outage while recovering from first

    VMware accidentally caused a second outage in its Cloud Foundry service after recovering from a previous issue.

  • News: Can a new CISO improve Sony PlayStation Network security?

    Can a chief information security officer (CISO) help prevent the kind of massive data breach that occurred in the Sony PlayStation network breach last month in which attackers grabbed personal information on an estimated 77 million customers of the PlayStation and Qriocity online games?

  • News: Coming Soon: A Faster Firefox for Linux Users

    Linux users' proverbial cup is already overflowing this spring thanks to several recent coups for the open source operating system. Just last week, however, more good news arrived for users of the free software in the form of an announcement from Mozilla that Firefox has been given a huge speed boost on Linux.

  • News: Free DNS service adds IPv6 support

    OpenDNS, one of the Internet's most popular free DNS services, is now offering production-grade support for IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

  • News: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz gets $11.9 million after 75% pay cut

    Carol Bartz's compensation was slashed by 75% in 2010, but the Yahoo CEO still managed to take home a hefty $11.9 million pay package. A year earlier, Bartz received compensation valued at $47.2 million.

  • News: Fake security software takes aim at Mac users

    Scammers are distributing fake security software aimed at the Mac by taking advantage of the news that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces, a security researcher said today.



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