Stories by Jeremy Kirk

Extradition appeal for British hacker dismissed

A British hacker who admitted breaking into US military computers hoping to uncover evidence of UFOs looks set to be extradited to the US after the highest British court dismissed his appeal against the extradition on Wednesday.

Sophos plans to acquire German data security company

Security vendor Sophos plans to acquire Utimaco, a German company specializing in software that aims to prevent sensitive data from escaping corporate networks, an increasing focus with the rise in data breaches.

Google Italy could face criminal charges over video

Italian prosecutors are wrapping up an investigation that could see four Google executives charged for failing to block the posting of a video of a disabled teenager being bullied on the company's video service.

Yahoo: Burn your DRMed tracks to CD now

Yahoo has become the latest company to abandon customers who bought tracks from its music store encoded with DRM (digital rights management), drawing fire from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Google to buy Russian online ad firm

Google said Friday it will pay US$140 million for a Russian contextual advertising company as it seeks to expand its services to advertisers and Web-site publishers outside the U.S.

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