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Microsoft gave ground in its tiff with security vendors including Symantec and McAfee. It won't give access to Vista's kernel, as the vendors want, but will provide APIs that let vendors access information going into the kernel and that quash alerts from Windows when another vendor's dashboard is running. ...

Transmeta filed a sweeping U.S. patent suit against Intel, alleging Intel used its technology related to architecture and power efficiency in its Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium M, Core, and Core 2 products. ...

A U.S. judge ordered Spamhaus, a nonprofit that outs spammers, to pay $11.7 million in damages for putting an e-mail marketer on its list. United Kingdom-based Spamhaus says the court has no jurisdiction and ignored it. Anti-spammers fear the judge could order ICANN to eliminate the Spamhaus domain. ...

Microsoft released 10 security updates that patched a record 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and .Net, more than half of them "critical." ...

India's Infosys notched 40% increases in revenue and income in the second fiscal quarter, reaching $746 million in sales and $199 million in net income. ...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking the U.S. Justice Department to court to obtain records related to DCS-3000 and Red Hook, tools to intercept electronic communications.

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