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FBI warns of bogus Haiti online donation scams

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is advising people to be careful when evaluating donation programs related to the earthquake in Haiti as one security firm is already seeing scam e-mails circulate.

Hacking risks persist even if companies withdraw from China

Google and other enterprises still face a bleak computer security landscape that makes their companies vulnerable to hackers, whether they do business in China or not, analysts say.

Google blames 'human error' for data leak

Google is apologizing after it mistakenly e-mailed potentially sensitive business data last week to other users of its business listings service.

Expert: Fraudsters pull tricks with Google ads

Companies such as Continental Airlines rely on Internet advertising from Google to deliver customers to their Web site. It constitutes essential marketing in the digital age.

Symantec product hits end-of-decade snafu

Symantec is warning that its Endpoint Protection Manager server product is erroneously marking signature updates issued this year as out of date.

Hackers claim victory in cracking Amazon Kindle DRM

Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader is coming under assault by hackers, who say they've figured out ways to export protected content for use on other devices.

Obama selects tech veteran for top cybersecurity post

Howard Schmidt was named as the White House's cybersecurity coordinator on Tuesday, a job that was reportedly difficult to fill as the U.S. strengthens its computer security defense.

Microsoft fixes Office 2003 document lockout bug

Microsoft has fixed a problem in Office 2003 that prevented the software from opening documents saved using its access control technology.

Microsoft, Google unveil climate change Web apps

Microsoft and Google have built Web applications designed to highlight environmental problems coinciding with the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen that run through Friday.

Company sued by Google had a profitable year

Pacific WebWorks has had a very profitable year despite a raft of complaints from its customers, a class action suit filed against it in Illinois and now a civil suit from Google filed on Monday.

Google sues over work-at-home schemes

Google filed a lawsuit Monday against a U.S. company it alleges runs work-at-home scams that unnecessarily charge people's credit cards and spoof Google's brand name.

Google goes with HTML5 over Gears

Google will end Gears, an open-source plug-in project it launched two years ago to allow Web applications to function even when a computer isn't connected to the Internet, according to a statement from the company.

Google tweaks News indexing to placate publishers

Google said Tuesday it is changing how it grants access to news stories through its search engine to give publishers more control over how much content people can see for free.

Facebook kills regional networks in privacy revamp

Facebook will soon make major changes to the social-networking site's privacy settings as it tries to make it easier for users to know what personal information and photographs they're sharing.

UK hacker granted short extension in extradition case

The U.K. government will give a British hacker a short extension to challenge an extradition order to face trial in the U.S.