Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million in cash to purchase most of the patents that Microsoft recently acquired from AOL.
They'll be taking the law into their own hands.
A hefty fine could be coming Google's way.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently investigating Google for breaching user privacy in Apple's Safari browser, and will decide whether or not to fine the tech company.
With little news on how exactly ISPs will monitor illegal online activity, giving them this much power seems like a bad idea.
This is definitely not an honor I would want.
April's security update arrived today, packing six bulletins for 11 flaws.
Microsoft has agreed to buy more than 800 patents held by AOL Inc. for more than $1 billion in cash.
Apple released an update for Mac OS X users yesterday that addresses a recent Java flaw that has been exploited in the wild by attackers thanks to its inclusion in the BlackHole hacker toolkit.
Just like your OS, Java should be updated as soon as patches are released.
The BlackHole kit, a popular exploit set among hackers, has been updated to take advantage of a recently discovered Java hole that security researchers say many haven't updated yet.
A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" released the usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service on Sunday.
Plus, the return of LulzSec.
Internet Explorer 10 contains a new security feature called "enhanced protected mode" that Windows 8 beta testers may soon encounter.
Microsoft recently disrupted a major ring whose use of malware has cost victims $477 million since 2005.
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Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.
Raghu Ramakrishnan, who formerly served as Yahoo's chief scientist, has joined Microsoft.
Mozilla and Google say they are building browsers that will work with Windows 8, and Opera Software is looking into the possibility too.
Microsoft on Tuesday described features and concepts behind its Internet Explorer 10 browsers for Windows 8.
Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.