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Gartner predicts modest overall growth in IT spending

Gartner has revised its outlook for worldwide IT spending this year, predicting the industry as a whole will see 4.6 percent growth to $3.4 trillion, up from its previous prediction of 3.3 percent growth, according to its latest figures released Thursday.

Google slammed with antitrust complaints in Germany

Germany's antitrust authority is awaiting a response from Google on three separate complaints filed recently, although the agency said no action is likely for some time.

Skype fixes bugs in upgraded iPhone application

Skype has released the latest version of its application for the iPhone, adding new features and fixing a couple of annoying bugs that hung up calls.

UK jury clears operator of Oink BitTorrent search engine

In a blow to the entertainment industry, a U.K. jury on Friday acquitted the operator of a popular BitTorrent search engine that enabled people to download music.

D-Link issues fixes for router vulnerabilities

Router manufacturer D-Link admitted Friday that some of its routers have a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to a device's administrative settings, but it has issued patches.

FBI warns of bogus Haiti online donation scams

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is advising people to be careful when evaluating donation programs related to the earthquake in Haiti as one security firm is already seeing scam e-mails circulate.

Hacking risks persist even if companies withdraw from China

Google and other enterprises still face a bleak computer security landscape that makes their companies vulnerable to hackers, whether they do business in China or not, analysts say.

Google blames 'human error' for data leak

Google is apologizing after it mistakenly e-mailed potentially sensitive business data last week to other users of its business listings service.

Expert: Fraudsters pull tricks with Google ads

Companies such as Continental Airlines rely on Internet advertising from Google to deliver customers to their Web site. It constitutes essential marketing in the digital age.

Symantec product hits end-of-decade snafu

Symantec is warning that its Endpoint Protection Manager server product is erroneously marking signature updates issued this year as out of date.

Hackers claim victory in cracking Amazon Kindle DRM

Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader is coming under assault by hackers, who say they've figured out ways to export protected content for use on other devices.

Obama selects tech veteran for top cybersecurity post

Howard Schmidt was named as the White House's cybersecurity coordinator on Tuesday, a job that was reportedly difficult to fill as the U.S. strengthens its computer security defense.

Microsoft fixes Office 2003 document lockout bug

Microsoft has fixed a problem in Office 2003 that prevented the software from opening documents saved using its access control technology.

Microsoft, Google unveil climate change Web apps

Microsoft and Google have built Web applications designed to highlight environmental problems coinciding with the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen that run through Friday.

Company sued by Google had a profitable year

Pacific WebWorks has had a very profitable year despite a raft of complaints from its customers, a class action suit filed against it in Illinois and now a civil suit from Google filed on Monday.