Secret program involving counter-terrorism collects and stores data on cross-border money transfers handled by firms like Western Union, according to reports. Some Americans' data is swept up.
Intel has stopped donating to the Boy Scouts of America over the organisation's stringent anti-gay policies.
The software giant is after China to clamp down on the illegal use of Office and other software by four state-run firms, says Bloomberg.
Neil MacBride, the U.S. attorney who indicted MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom, is the former chief of antipiracy at the Business Software Alliance.
Security firm Kaspersky Lab says it will withdraw from the Business Software Alliance over a Draconian copyright bill.
Microsoft applauded a Senate bill that aimed to delete "rogue Web sites" from the Internet. But it's drawn the line at the broader Stop Online Piracy Act.
The Business Software Alliance's top copyright cop is the president's pick for a senior Justice Department post, inviting questions about whether Barack Obama will be inclined to scale back copyright laws or expand them instead.
Global software piracy has nearly doubled since 2003, according to a study from the Business Software Association, and emerging markets account for the majority of the problem.
While Boy Scouts will continue to master camping, swimming, canoeing, and first aid, they can now add robot-building to the long list of coveted Scout skills.
In what may be one of the worst PR pitches I've seen for a while, the Business Software Alliance tries to capitalize on the Easter weekend hostage drama off Somalia.