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Hackers bypass Windows 7 activation

Coders have found a way to disable the normal activation requirements of Microsoft's latest operating system, although Redmond says it is working to shore up its antipiracy protections.

By November 13, 2009


Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 activation leak

Alex Kochis, director of Genuine Windows, acknowledges that an activation key given to Lenovo for Windows 7 installs has been exposed, distributed on the Internet.

By July 31, 2009


Microsoft's WGA: it's only human(s)

Microsoft's WGA meltdown was apparently caused by human error. Great. Now if we could just get rid of those people....

By August 29, 2007


Microsoft faces second WGA lawsuit

Plaintiffs in latest lawsuit say antipiracy Windows Genuine Advantage program acts as "spyware."

By July 5, 2006


Microsoft: Here's how to halt WGA alerts

Along with a new release of Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, Microsoft shares how to remove the controversial antipiracy tool.

By June 27, 2006


Apple offering credit for strike-shortened seasons

Season pass holders will receive a two-episode credit from Apple's iTunes Store for having to endure the writers' strike, and may get more compensation if fewer than expected episodes are delivered for a particular show.

By March 18, 2008


Episode 598: Android overlords?

Either Android (Google's phone platform) will take over the world, or the robots befriending our toddlers will.

By November 6, 2007