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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.

BitDefender partner site hit by hackers

Hackers elicited customer details from a Portuguese partner site associated with the security company BitDefender, the second intrusion in recent days targeting computer security companies.

Google's PowerMeter lets you know if the lights are on

Google is testing software that will let consumers get detailed information on how much electricity they're using, which could help households reduce consumption by as much as 15 percent, the company said Monday.

Microsoft offers tool to calculate carbon footprint

A new environmental toolset for Microsoft's Dynamics AX enterprise resource management software lets businesses find out the carbon footprint of various aspects of their operations.

Kaspersky, OpenDNS collaborate to slow Conficker worm

OpenDNS has added a feature to its Domain Name System (DNS) services to fight a widespread worm, with help from Russian security company Kaspersky Lab.

Study: Data losses proving more costly for businesses

Data breaches are costing companies more than ever as consumers shun those that have lost information, according to a new study.