Week in review: Challenging China
New U.S. policy dares companies to challenge repressive governments. Also: Apple event countdown, and NYT's new pay plans.
The Obama administration wants companies doing business overseas to step to the plate in the fight against governments that repress access to the Internet.
A little more than a week after Google's blunt declaration about Chinese censorship and illegal electronic intrusions, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintonand put an end to their complicit censorship of Internet content.
Corporate spying is an unfortunate fact of life for U.S. corporations, which have seen a surge in attacks from Chinese perpetrators in the last several years.
Internet Explorer hole targeted in attacks on Google and others is one of a group of critical holes fixed in cumulative patch released out-of-cycle by Microsoft.
After weeks of buzz and speculation, the company formally announces invitation-only event with the invite's teasing message: "Come see our latest creation."
In switching digital content to a metered subscription model, the paper has stated it wants to go it alone--near impossible in a world where distribution is everything.
Broadband provider, which has been sending warnings to customers on copyright owners' behalf, says most recipients stop illegally downloading content after one e-mail.
In weeks, a redesigned Facebook home page will stratify app activity into its own tab designed for active social gamers. Developers are now invited to test it out.
Less than a week before Apple is expected to announce a much-anticipated tablet, Amazon takes its first steps toward letting developers build applications for its e-reader.
Off-grid solar products for lighting, water purification, cell phones, and cooking are being donated and shipped as part of relief efforts in Haiti.
The popular video provider gets into the rental business with a small selection of titles from the Sundance Film Festival.
Microsoft's chairman is launching a Web site to offer his thoughts on matters from philanthropy to the climate. In an exclusive interview, Gates talks about the site.
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