Stories by Jeremy Kirk


UK royalty society suggests ISPs pay for pirated music

A U.K. music royalty collection society has suggested charging ISPs for pirated content traded on their networks, as the organization claims piracy will worsen with faster broadband speeds.

Microsoft: Alleged spy worked as a software tester

The 12th person detained for allegedly spying for Russia worked as an entry-level software tester at Microsoft for nine months, the company confirmed Wednesday.

Amazon introduces cluster computing for HPC apps

Amazon Web Services says its latest cluster computing service, which it announced Tuesday, can provide the same results as custom-built infrastructures for high-performance applications at organizations that don't want to build their own.

Lawsuit against Apple continues as a class action

A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T Mobility will proceed as a class action, following a ruling in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, court documents show.

Wikileaks founder reflects on Apache helicopter video

The mainstream media ignored important additional research related to the video of a U.S. Apache helicopter shooting civilians in Iraq that was leaked to the Wikileaks Web site, according to its founder and editor, Julian Assange.

Google will resume Street View photography in four countries

Google said on Friday it will resume collection of Street View images in four countries following the removal of Wi-Fi data collection equipment that thrust the company into the spotlight of data protection officials worldwide.

Colt launches modular data center halls

Colt Technology Services Group is looking to attract companies that want to increase their data-center capacity without committing to building a large-scale facility.

Free products dominate security software market

High brand visibility from large security vendors doesn't necessarily mean that their products dominate the market, according to a new study of security software.

Facebook investigates e-mail notification issue

Facebook is investigating an issue where some users do not receive an e-mail notification when someone sends them a message on the social networking site.

Suspicious Facebook app attracts nearly 300,000 fans

A suspicious application circulating on Facebook has attracted nearly 300,000 fans whose profiles could be used as launching pads for spam, according to a security analyst.

Mystery iPhone book apps disappear from store

A group of iPhone apps that had received top rankings on the iTunes Store have disappeared from the top 50 book applications following complaints from developers.

Testing reveals security software often misses new malware

New research has further confirmed the difficulties security software companies are having keeping up with an explosion in malicious software programs on the Internet.

No iPhones, just BlackBerries for UK government employees

U.K. government ministers are not allowed to use Apple's iPhone but Blackberries are fine, presumably for security reasons, according Health Secretary Simon Burns .

HP partners with Yahoo for targeted advertisements

Hewlett-Packard plans to use Yahoo's advertising network in a pilot program that will deliver targeted advertisements for content printed with its latest line of Web-connected printers.

Privacy add-ons merged to create powerful tool for Web browsers

A browser extension for Firefox has been combined with a set of privacy applications that give users more control over how their personal information is shared online.