Spanish police arrest six in porn investigation
Spanish police have arrested six people in a clampdown on Internet child pornography. They also closed down 62 Net 'communities' where pornography was being exchanged, Reuters reports.
Investigators discovered 2,870 Internet users in 40 countries who were involved in the distribution of images and videos leading to the arrests in Spain. ...more
eBay drops Passport
Microsoft has lost its most prominent partner in the Passport user authentication service. The online auction service eBay has told its users that from the end of next month it will cease to support Passport as a means to log in.
The announcement leaves Microsoft's own MSN based services such as MSN and Hotmail as the only major web properties using Passport as a means of identification. ...more
Sun plans storage technology donation to open source
Sun has announced plans to donate parts of its storage software and hardware technology to the open-source community. The move is seen as a bid to increase the number of storage systems based on the Solaris operating system.
Among the donated technologies are previously Sun-only administration features of Solaris ZFS, which will be given over to the OpenSolaris open source community. ...more
Microsoft jumps on Soapbox for YouTube rival
Microsoft has made its latest attempt to jump onto the Web 2.0 bandwagon with the unveiling of a user-driven video service.
Like YouTube, the Web's most popular video site, Soapbox on MSN Video lets users upload personal videos where others can view, rate and comment on them. ...more
Lebreat virus author threatens stronger sequels
A virus author has threatened future versions will prove even more deadly.
The latest version of the Lebreat worm has left a message within the code lambasting rival authors and promising to fine-tune the worm so that it is even more effective.
The author says he will introduce a new engine into the virus, which has already seen multiple variants in its relatively short lifetime. ...more