Stories by Jeremy Kirk

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Wikipedia article censored in UK for the first time

For the first time, U.K. Internet service providers have censored a Wikipedia article, one that includes an album cover image of a naked and possibly underage girl.

AT&T to cut 12,000 employees through 2009

AT&T will lay off 12,000 workers through 2009 as the company reorganizes and faces a tough economic environment, the company said Thursday.

Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users.

Pentagon hacker tries one more time to avoid extradition

A British systems administrator who hacked into U.S. military computers in 2001 and 2002 will have another chance to make his case of why he shouldn't be extradited to the U.S.

Apple quietly recommends using antivirus software

I'm a Mac. You're a PC. But we both need antivirus software.

Microsoft and Yahoo dismiss report of search deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have dismissed a report that they're once again in discussions to sell Yahoo's online search business for $20 billion.

Estonian ISP cuts off control servers for Srizbi botnet

An Estonian ISP that temporarily hosted the command-and-control servers for the Srizbi botnet, responsible for a large portion of the world's spam, has cut off those servers, according to computer security analysts.

UK bans Apple 3G iPhone advertisement

The U.K.'s advertising regulator banned a video advertisement for Apple's 3G iPhone, saying Wednesday that the ad exaggerates the phone's speed and is misleading.

Researchers find vulnerability in Windows Vista

An Austrian security vendor has found a vulnerability in Windows Vista that it says could possibly allow an attacker to run unauthorized code on a PC.

ISO publishes Office Open XML specification

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the specification for a Microsoft-created file format that caused bitter debate during its path to become an international standard.

Amazon, Capgemini partner on application development

Consultancy Capgemini and Amazon.com will offer application development and hosting services using Amazon.com's infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday.

HP defies economic slide with strong fourth quarter

Hewlett-Packard saw a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009 despite a gloomy global economic scene.

HP defies economic slide with strong fourth quarter

Hewlett-Packard saw a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009 despite a gloomy global economic scene.

Dodgy ISP briefly comes online, updates botnet

An Internet service provider associated with online crime and child pornography briefly came back online over the weekend before being cut off again, according to security vendors.

XO laptop to go on sale in 30 countries on Monday

The XO laptop will be available on Monday to 30 countries through Amazon.com, marking the first time the laptop will be available to the general public outside the U.S. and Canada.