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Microsoft hitting 'unsubscribe' on newsgroups

Starting next month, the software maker will phase out support for the older discussion hubs, pointing users instead to its various Web-based forums.

By May 4, 2010


At 15, Microsoft's Internet Explorer at a crossroads

Microsoft released the first IE back in 1995, but arguably the browser has never been more important to Redmond's future.

By August 16, 2010


ISPs agree to block access to child porn sites, newsgroups

Verizon, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable agree to block Internet newsgroups and Web sites nationwide that disseminate child pornography, according to The New York Times.

By June 9, 2008


Marc Maiffret--the quick rise of a teen hacker (Q&A)

Security expert who poked holes in Microsoft says the company has raised the bar in software development and talks about the shifting threat landscape.

By April 15, 2010


BBC HD copy protection: Abject failure

The BBC recently took time out of its busy schedule to explain -- in graphic form -- what copy protection is, and how it will affect us. We spotted a problem

By April 28, 2009


Melissa virus turns 10

McAfee researcher talks with CNET News about the spread of Melissa 10 years ago, how the author was tracked down, and how it differs from the today's Conficker worm.

By March 28, 2009


What's wrong with Blu-ray, and how to fix it

We love Blu-ray as much as the next tech site, but just because you love something doesn't mean you can't point out its obvious and annoying flaws. All feedback is a gift you know

By March 23, 2009


Cox to try coaxing the Internet into submission

Cox Communications plans to implement a testing period of bandwidth management plan to fight congested Internet traffic.

By January 28, 2009


Internet-scale 'man in the middle' attack disclosed

A researcher has found a nearly invisible way to redirect network traffic through an attacker's network using existing network protocols.

By October 17, 2008


Microsoft yanks Money off retail shelves

The software maker shifts its personal finance product to online-only sales with less frequent updates. Could it be a canary in the coal mine?

By August 8, 2008