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Microsoft makes good on promise, publishes list of 41K patents

Microsoft today launched a searchable list of its complete patent portfolio as part of its defense of the patent system, particularly software patents.

Microsoft's browser ballot screw-up cost Firefox 9M downloads

Microsoft's 16-month browser ballot screw-up in the European Union cost Mozilla an estimated 8.8 million downloads of its Firefox browser, the open-source vendor's head lawyer said.

The race toward compliance is 'not optimal'

More security managers find themselves running compliance programs rather than performing security and risk management.

Cisco CEO says China will be ally

Although China has been getting unwelcome attention in political circles, Cisco CEO John Chambers was far more sanguine about China at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.

Appeals Court upholds jury award of $222,000 in music piracy case

In the second major legal victory for music labels in recent weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit has upheld a jury award of $222,000 against a woman accused of pirating 24 songs over a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

Dotcom cries foul over Megaupload raid

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appeared in Auckland High Court on Wednesday as part of a judicial review of the police raid on his rented Coatesville mansion in January. This followed a ruling last month that the search and seizure operation was unlawful.

Global Payments: data breach cost a whopping $84.4 million

Global Payments, which back in the spring reported a data breach in which information associated with an estimated 1.4 million payment cards was stolen, has revealed that expenses associated with investigations, fines and remediation has hit $84.4 million.

WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange loses extradition appeal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden for questioning about allegations of sexual offenses, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, upholding a lower court ruling and dismissing Assange's appeal.

Microsoft-backed groups praise EU's antitrust ultimatum to Google

A pair of Microsoft-backed industry groups applauded the ultimatum European Union antitrust regulators issued to rival Google over alleged anti-competitive practices.

Consumerization trends hit IT service management

While the technology is moving forward, some still struggle with how to implement and integrate tools meant to help them get a grip on IT processes.

Regulatory Compliance In Depth

Bart Perkins: Forget the expense -- more secure credit cards are an opportunity

Cost has kept U.S. businesses from adopting fraud-resistant credit cards, but consumer concerns about privacy could make adoption a key differentiator.

Bart Perkins: Pester no more: How to handle the FCC's new rules on robocalls

Businesses must make sure their processes and IT systems adhere to the new regulations.

Prism doesn't have CIOs in a panic -- yet

Revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program have much of the general public in uproar, but in terms of the controversy's impact to enterprise IT, some CIOs have measured, albeit watchful, reactions.

IT on the edge: CIOs who (literally) keep the lights on

CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)

Feds take (baby) steps to fight fraud with analytics

ID'ing fraud is a good first step, but the power of analytics won't be tapped until agencies can share data more freely. Insider (registration required)

Regulations and the cloud: HIPAA modification provides clarity

Changes to the regulations should make it easier for cloud clients and vendors to understand their responsibilities.

Why tech entrepreneurs will transform healthcare

We are establishing an environment that will help it happen. (Insider; registration required)

Social media gains in regulated industries

Even if you're knee-deep in regulations, it is possible to get the benefits other kinds of companies do from being active in social media. Here's how some approach it.

Best of BI: Booz Allen's $50 million BI investments pays rich dividends

Predictive analytics and modeling are helping executives at Booz Allen Hamilton shape the direction of the firm to better meet future demand, anticipating which practices will see the most growth.

Should cloud contracts cover client responsibilities?

The main focus of a cloud computing contract is on vendor responsibilities, but it's appropriate to consider what the client remains responsible for.