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What's it like to be vilified on the internet, and how can protection from online abuse be balanced with freedom of speech? These two books explore the issues.
Controversy over a security researcher's alleged hacking into a plane's engine mid-flight raises serious questions as to why years of public research on airline hacking has gone ignored.
After Alibaba.com was asked to leave Taiwan within six months earlier this year, the Chinese technology giant's popular online marketplace, Taobao, has been dealt the same fate.
A court has handed ownership of the The Pirate Bay's Swedish web addresses to the country's government.
Uber said it is considering legal action against a decision which would force its drivers to pay GST on their first dollar earned from August.
More than a third of the massive judgement against Samsung will be reassessed as the trade dress dilution aspect vs Apple wasn't violated says an appeals court.
Music producer-songwriter says the likes of YouTube are "the biggest crusher" of the music industry, but admits he too uses the website for quick referencing. This conflicting picture says a lot about the issues facing the music industry, opines ZDNet blogger Eileen Yu.
Microsoft is attempting to clarify its policy, one more time, regarding whether Non-Genuine Windows users will get a free Windows 10 update.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 15, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
This week, Microsoft's browser developers made a startling announcement. As Internet Explorer rides off into the sunset, the company declared that its new Windows 10 browser, Edge, is an app. That's an enormous change from its antitrust arguments years ago.
American residents could soon be exempt from the NSA's dragnet, unless surveillance is approved by the secretive FISA court, with the USA Freedom Act passing the US House of Representatives and heading to the Senate.
Google has received around a quarter of a million removal requests by Europeans since a ruling from last May forced the search giant to accept them.
Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson is out of the handset business, but it still wants royalties from those using its mobile patents.
The company has been found guilty of infringing on intellectual property owned by Fujifilm.
The Real Singapore went offline following the suspension of its license by content regulator, Media Development Authority, which deemed the political site's content "objectionable".
During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.
A jury decided that more than 25 Samsung phones and tablets contained contained technology that violated Apple patents. Now Apple wants to make sure than 9 of them won't get sold in the US.
Tim Cook's first year anniversary as Apple CEO was rewarded with a $1 billion jury verdict in his company's patent trial with Samsung. Here are the Samsung devices in question.
Microsoft unveils its first new logo in 25 years and only its fourth since 1975.
Come on! Is there really anything about the iPad's design that makes it so special that it should be used ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales? I Don't Think So.
USPTO has been granting lots of new patents, some with a surprisingly quick turnaround. Here are drawings of 10 noteworthy patents issued to top tech players last week.
As Facebook prepares to launch its massive IPO, it's a good time to look at the late 90s to see what people thought were good investments.
A look at Google's presentation outlining how it will fight back against Oracle's claims that it owes money for copying Java code
A selection of slides from Oracle's 91-page presentation to court, designed to push its claim that Google needs to pay it billions of dollars for using Java technology in Android
Facebook's IPO filing included images. Here they are and here's what they mean.
Over the years, we’ve developed a set of guidelines for holiday lights. Every holiday season we distribute citations to local residences for exceptionally good (and exceptionally bad) light displays.
A look back at some of the major controversies to grip the world's largest social network over the past few months. Is Facebook teetering on the edge of collapse?
Jawbone makes some of the best Bluetooth headsets and speaker so it wasn't much of a surprise that their new health device, the UP, is also built very well. Can the UP help you improve your health through activity tracking and team motivation?
(Sept. 2011) This gallery guide will walk you through friends lists, and how you can separate your many lives.
Facebook is rolling out a major revamp to its privacy settings. The changes affect what you see on your profile as well as when you share content on the social network.
The ongoing patent wars by tech giants Google and Oracle might seem a bit hard to understand at times, but the implications of this case will likely change technology copyright history. If you're having trouble following all the developments, check out this ZDNet Hot Topics webcast, hosted by Jonas Tichenor and featuring journalists who have been inside the courtroom. ZDNet Editor Rachel King, CNET Editor Dan Farber and ZDNet Contributor Steven Vaughan-Nichols bring in depth analysis of this case and what its likely going to mean for the future of JAVA and even patents on intellectual property.
At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff interviews Google Chairman Eric Schmidt about the state of the technology industry. Highlights include remarks about Apple's Steve Jobs, Motorola, and what's wrong with the current patent system.
At a Churchill Club event in Mountain View, Calif., executives from Silicon Valley discuss the delicate line companies walk between protecting privacy and offering better location-based services.
Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 is a solid, mature product that brings powerful collaboration and communications tools in an easy-to-use and manage package, priced right for small businesses.
LG's mid-range musical phone features dual colour displays and tri-band connectivity, but it lacks memory expansion options.
Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.
Samsung's latest slider phone, the D500, looks a lot like its sliding predecessor, but comes in a black case with a megapixel camera and an MP3 player.
Motorola's music mobile combines a full-featured handset that will appeal to a wide range of users whether they're looking for fun, functionality or the perfect mixture of both.
Apple's newest iPod gets a makeover, adds some evolutionary upgrades, and delivers more bang for the buck. But are these changes enough to make a big splash?
We take a peek at one of Sony's upcoming Hi-MD portable music players, supporting a gigabyte of removable storage thanks to the company's new higher-capacity MiniDisc. Sony's upcoming range of digital music players revamps previous MiniDisc players by introducing Hi-MD media.
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