Samsung demands to see next iPhone, iPad

In the latest round of an ongoing patent and trademark battle, Samsung on Friday asked a federal judge to make Apple provide the Korean electronics giant with samples of its next-generation iPhone and

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

PlayStation network hack results in massive-scale identity theft

The massive Sony PlayStation Network data breach that exposed personal and password information -- and possibly credit cards -- of an estimated 77 million people is an identity-theft bonanza."This is a gold mine

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Open source champion supports Microsoft in i4i patent challenge

At this stage of Microsoft Corp’s protracted patent battle against Toronto software developer i4i Inc., the Redmond, Wash.-based company appears to be getting support from an unlikely quarter. Russell McOrmond, software author and

Published on: April 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Top 5 legal mistakes to avoid on your Web site

Web sites that have been up and running for a while tend to get tinkered with by well-intentioned marketing and technical staffs. Although businesses should encourage innovation, many common website practices can, if

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Bill Baker

BlackBerry maker cries foul over India dispute

Research In Motion has accused unnamed competitors of trying to compound and profit from its problems in India by "suggesting or implying" that RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) will be singled out by

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 John Ribeiro

My Legal Briefcase offers small claims relief for small biz

The phrase small claims court may have the word “small” in it, but tackling a court case even in the sub-$25,000 range is no minor matter for many small and medium sized businesses.The

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

MasterCard, PayPal reap botnet payback siege for shunning WikiLeaks

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks. The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Human error blamed for Microsoft network hack

Microsoft blamed human error after two computers on its network were hacked and then misused by spammers to promote questionable online pharmaceutical websites. Microsoft launched an investigation Tuesday, after the problem was first

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Deterrents like $1B ruling against Facebook spammer Adam Guerbuez needed in Canada?

Tougher penalties, security experts say, are what Canada needs to deter big time spammers such Montreal man Adam Guerbuez who is now facing a fine of $1.069 billion for sending out four million

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Student who illegally shared music files must now pay $67,500

Even after cutting a damages award in a music file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said Friday the new fine was still excessive. The federal judge in Massachusetts on Friday

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

iPad hacker booked on felony drug charges

One of the hackers in the group that snatched more than 100,000 iPad owner e-mail addresses from AT&T's servers was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after the FBI searched his Arkansas home.Andrew

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Woman who ‘didn’t know how to look both ways before crossing street’ sues Google for bad directions

Search Engine Land, the news and information site that broke the story about how Lauren Rosenberg was struck by a vehicle and is now suing Google, has an update to the story: it

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano