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ICANN delays shutting down spammy Estonian registrar

The overseer of the Internet's addressing system said on Wednesday it will delay shutting down a dodgy Estonian domain registrar pending a review.

Vendors, analysts to work on antivirus testing standards

Software vendors are meeting later this week to discuss how to improve antivirus product tests, now often regarded as flawed or incomplete.

Russia blocks Google online advertising acquisition

Russian regulators will not let Google buy a local online advertising company, halting a $140 million deal agreed to in July.

Symbian releases free application development tool

Symbian released a free tool on Tuesday that lets developers see how their code performs on the mobile operating system.

Arm releases application profiling tool for Symbian OS

Chip designer Arm Holdings released on Tuesday its first application profiling tool for the Symbian OS.

UK slows down plan for sweeping electronic surveillance

The British government is slowing down a proposal that would give law enforcement sweeping power to collect electronic data as a measure to prevent terrorism.

Microsoft's Fast Search charged with fraud in Norway

Norwegian police on Thursday charged Fast Search & Transfer with accounting fraud, an enterprise search company bought by Microsoft in January for US$1.2 billion.

UK appeals court rejects encryption key disclosure defense

Defendants can't deny police an encryption key because of fears the data it unlocks will incriminate them, a British appeals court has ruled.

Google will appeal German copyright decisions

Google will appeal two German court decisions that found it violated copyright law by showing thumbnails of works by two artists in search results, the company said Tuesday.

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.