MPAA decries Google’s ‘shameful’ attack on its anti-piracy program – The Verge

The VergeThe Motion Picture Association of America has responded to Google’s condemnation of Project Goliath, a secret and ambitious anti-piracy program revealed in leaked Sony documents. Yesterday, the search company said it was “deeply concerned” by the …Google Accuses MPAA Over Secretive Anti-Piracy CampaignNewsweekGoogle Seizes Advantage In War With MPAAForbesThe MPAA is playing politics to […]

Minecraft creator Mojang announces story mode – Inquirer

InquirerMINECRAFT, the DIY world game that has blistered thumbs globally, is to get a story mode. The story mode should be anticipated with some excitement. Mojang, the creator, now part of Microsoft, is partnering with Telltale Games, the firm behind the Walking …Minecraft maker Mojang plans ‘Story Mode’ maker Mojang launches story-based spinoff gameThe IndependentMinecraft: […]

Google wants cars to run on Android without smartphone – is working on a version of its in-car operating system which will require no smartphone to operate and launch in a year’s time, according to reports. The company has long suggested that its Android Auto software, which is designed to control various …Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judgeThe RegisterGoogle […]

The heart of the Internet has been hacked – CNNMoney

CNNMoneyThe all-powerful but little-known organization that administers all global website domain names has been hacked. Um, embarrassing much? The nonprofit group — called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — revealed the …ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innardsThe RegisterThe internet’s governing body was hacked, tooEngadgetHackers Enter ICANN Computer Systems Compromising […]

Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access – Computerworld

ComputerworldMicrosoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or non-existent. Featured Resource. Presented by Tibco Software.Reuters launches UK edition of Reuters app for iOS and Android devicesMarketWatchBBC News for Android beta app trialBBC NewsStop […]

Blackberry reports falling revenue, but loss shrinks – PCWorld

PCWorldBlackBerry’s revenue continued its dive in the three months to Nov. 29, but on Friday the company reported a smaller loss than a year earlier. Revenue for the three months, BlackBerry’s third fiscal quarter, fell to US$793 million, compared to $916 million in the …BlackBerry reports a small adjusted profit, positive cash flowFortuneBlackBerry squeaks out […]

Online Privacy Concept Evolving but Very Few Hopeful: Pew Study – Tech Times

Tech TimesA study conducted by Pew Research Center among experts revealed the expected blurring between private and public information in the future. (Photo : Kevin Jarrett). A study by the Pew Research Center on the future of privacy sees the blurring of the …Web Security Experts Predict Another Decade of Privacy ProblemsModern ReadersPew Research Center […]

8 things to start your Friday, and why the FCC sided with football team owner … – Washington Business Journal

Washington Business JournalScore one for the home team owner — but not on the field. The Federal Communications Commission has sided with Washington’s NFL team owner Dan Snyder and shut down efforts by George Washington University professor John Banzhaf III and three …Around the NFL: FCC backs station in Redskins name flapColumbus DispatchFCC Won’t Revoke […]

Microsoft takes on tech support scammers – BBC News

BBC NewsUS software giant Microsoft is suing alleged scammers who phone people pretending to represent the firm and offer bogus technology support. The callers ask to take over a home computer and demand money to fix it. Some then install viruses as well.Microsoft files suit against alleged tech support scammersReseller NewsMicrosoft begins war against fake […]

Google Seizes Advantage In War With MPAA – Forbes

ForbesBased on emails leaked after the recent Sony Sony hack, Google GOOGL +1.56% has accused the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) of secretly working to revive SOPA, the anti-piracy bill that many saw as an attempt to censor the internet.Google Accuses MPAA Over Secretive Anti-Piracy CampaignNewsweekThe MPAA is playing politics to help topple GoogleEngadgetGoogle […]