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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.

AVG notes rise in number of malicious Web sites

Web sites rigged with malicious code are becoming more numerous by the day, but the time those sites are online is declining, according to new research from security vendor AVG Technologies.

ICANN ponders ways to stop scammy Web sites

The overseer of the Internet's addressing system is soliciting ideas for how to fix a problem that is enabling spammers and fraudulent Web sites to flourish.

British UFO hacker's extradition case to be reviewed

A British hacker who sought to find evidence of UFOs on U.S. military computers has another chance at avoiding extradition after a court ruling Friday.

Microsoft: Zune revenue dropped by 54 percent

Microsoft's fourth-quarter revenue from its Zune platform dropped by US$100 million, a decline of 54 percent on a year earlier.

After McColo takedown, spam surges again

Spammers have regrouped and are finding ways to send more junk mail despite recent efforts by security experts.

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