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AMD: DOJ won't file charges over ATI's strategies

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won't file criminal charges over the pricing and marketing strategies of graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies, now owned by Advanced Micro Devices, the company said Monday.

Security software performs poorly in exploit test

Security software suites are doing a poor job of detecting when a PC's software is under attack, according to Danish vendor Secunia.

Romanian pleads guilty to phishing-related charges

A Romanian man pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges related to possession of stolen credit card information obtained from fraudulent Web sites.

US gov't proposes digital signing of DNS root zone file

The US government is soliciting input on a way to make the Internet's addressing system less susceptible to tampering by hackers.

Firefox extension blocks dangerous Web attack

A popular free security tool for the Firefox browser has been upgraded to block one of the most dangerous and troubling security problems facing the Web today.

Google extends e-mail archiving service to 10 years

Google is extending its hosted e-mail archiving service to hold messages for up to a decade, the company said Wednesday.

Symantec to buy e-mail security vendor MessageLabs

Symantec will pay US$695 million for MessageLabs, a security vendor that offers a hosted spam and Web traffic filtering service.

Nokia takes aim at Apple with touch-screen phone

Finnish phone maker Nokia launched its first touch-screen phone on Thursday, intending to one-up Apple's iPhone on features and be competitively priced.

Ballmer: Microsoft will soon release 'Windows Cloud' OS

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed a few details on Wednesday of a forthcoming operating system that will help developers write Internet-based applications.

Prominent Web sites found to have serious coding flaw

Two Princeton University academics have found a type of coding flaw on several prominent Web sites that could jeopardize personal data and in one alarming case, drain a bank account.

Enterprises overpay for antivirus software, says analyst

Enterprises continue to pay too much for security software -- while the software vendors aren't doing enough research to keep up with fast-changing threats on the Internet, a Gartner analyst said Monday.

Security risks rise as smartphones become smarter

As wireless devices become more numerous within businesses, their convenience will be counterbalanced by an increasing potential for security problems, according to a Gartner analyst.

New industry group takes aim at 'net pollution,' piracy

A group of technology and entertainment heavyweights is undertaking a public relations campaign to dissuade consumers from illegal file sharing, something the group calls "net pollution."

Alcatel-Lucent loses $1.5B award in Microsoft patent suit

Alcatel-Lucent lost another round against Microsoft last week in a continuing court battle over patents for the MP3 digital music format.

Yahoo launches long-awaited display ad platform

Yahoo rolled out part of a new advertising platform on Wednesday that's intended to streamline how digital ads are bought and placed across the Web.