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  • Blind phone hacker gets 11-year sentence

    A blind Boston-area teenager was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Friday for hacking into the telephone network and harassing the Verizon investigator who was building a case against him.

    Written by Robert McMillan30 June 09 08:24
  • Jury orders Microsoft to pay $200 million in patent dispute

    A jury in Texas has ordered Microsoft to pay a Toronto software company US$200 million for patent infringement involving several of its software products, Microsoft confirmed Thursday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 May 09 02:26
  • As hacking hits home, China strengthens cyber laws

    A year ago, when a Time Magazine reporter told Tan Dailin that he'd been identified as someone who may have hacked the Pentagon, he gasped and asked, "Will the FBI send special agents out to arrest me?"

    Written by Robert McMillan12 May 09 12:12
  • India files charges against key former Satyam officials

    The criminal investigation into the financial scandal at Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services advanced on Tuesday with the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filing charges against nine people, including six former employees of the company.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 April 09 07:11
  • Judge dismisses Google Street View case

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania family against Google after the company took and posted images of the outside of their house in its Maps service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Feb. 09 05:39
  • 'Vista Capable' case could cost Microsoft US$8.5B

    Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal court.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 Jan. 09 12:06