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McAfee funds e-crime training in Europe, US

Security vendor McAfee will give grants to a European and a U.S. organization to better train law enforcement and legal officials to deal with cybercrime.

Users gain options for mobile voice encryption

U.S. President Barack Obama's dilemma over the security of his BlackBerry has given rise to an increased interested in systems that can scramble voice calls to avoid interception.

Bathrooms become smarter with touch screens

In just a few years if you forget to brush your teeth, you may get a gentle reminder -- from your bathroom mirror.

Microsoft executive says layoffs offset by more R&D

Up to 3000 employees could be needed for Microsoft's research efforts this year, in part offsetting layoffs announced in January, a top company executive said Tuesday.

IBM looks to secure Internet banking with USB stick

IBM's Zurich research laboratory has developed a USB stick that the company says can ensure safe banking transactions even if a PC is riddled with malware.

Vendors see future in iPhone business applications

The iPhone may generally be considered a consumer device, but several vendors at the Cebit trade show this week are demonstrating applications and services to put the device more firmly in the business arena.

Cebit: Startup finds secret of modifying video in real time

Impossible Software of Germany has cracked the problem that lead to the company's name.

Study: Hackers still enjoy vandalizing Web sites

A study of 57 Web site hacks from last year showed that 24 percent were aimed at defacing a site rather than financial gain.

New Google dashboard provides downtime information

Google made good on a promise to keep its customers better informed of service outages by introducing a new dashboard for Google Apps on Wednesday.

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UK declines to prosecute hacker wanted in US

British authorities said Thursday they won't prosecute a hacker who would prefer to face trial in his own country rather than face extradition to the U.S.

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Irish ISP: We won't block The Pirate Bay

Ireland's largest ISP won't block The Pirate Bay -- the embattled BitTorrent search engine and tracker -- absent a court order, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Pirate Bay supporters hack Swedish IFPI Web site

Hackers defaced the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) Swedish Web site on Wednesday as The Pirate Bay trial continued.

Charge dropped against Pirate Bay four

A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday dropped a charge levied against four men on trial for running The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular BitTorrent search engines and trackers on the Internet.

Study: Other network traffic surpassing P-to-P growth

Peer-to-peer file sharing is still growing, but streaming video and other download services are making up an increasing proportion of Internet traffic, according to new research.

Pirate Bay trial gets massive online coverage

The eyes of the file-sharing community remained on Sweden on Tuesday as the trial of four men from The Pirate Bay continued in Stockholm.