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The Free Software Foundation has described Windows 11, the new avatar of Microsoft's desktop operating system that was launched on 6 October, as taking "important steps in the wrong direction when it comes to user freedom".

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 17:31

Be data-centric to secure the cloud: McAfee exec

"Organisations are still struggling with the rapid move to the cloud," McAfee MVision Cloud Asia Pacific regional director Joel Camissar told iTWire, but taking a data-centric view to protecting information makes it easier.

Published in Security

Russian company Arusoft appears to have developed software that can be used to crack the AACS 2.0 copy protection on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

Published in Entertainment

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has resigned from the World Wide Web Consortium after the latter announced it was accepting the published Encrypted Media Extensions as a Web standard.

Published in Technology Regulation

The World Wide Web Consortium has begun the formal process of ratifying a digital rights management standard for the Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:54

Employees can steal company IP

Tell me something new – a person leaves the company with its customer list, intellectual property, designs, and more, walking out with a USB drive or simply emailing it. The fastest way to take down the competition is to work for them, or a close supplier.

Published in ShawThing

Researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs have found that nearly 75,000 users put themselves at risk in a test case they probed using what is called abandonware - in this case, an abandoned and somewhat obscure plugin for a software package that is no longer in development.

Published in Security
Friday, 10 June 2016 08:38

WatchDox by BlackBerry extends DRM reach

BlackBerry has announced software to automatically protect email attachments with DRM, along with WatchDox integration with Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office Online.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:32

Windows 10: welcome to hardware-based DRM

There is a lot about Windows 10 which is out there in the open. There are some things that are a little more closed. Like PlayReady 3.0.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:42

Kinect not compulsory for Xbox One

Microsoft has made another 180 on its Xbox One policies, this time backing down on making its Kinect sensor mandatory for the new console.

Published in Entertainment

QLRT Xcode 1.1 is a static library file for protection, activation and license management of applications created with Apple's Xcode development system. Developers use QuickLicense 6 to configure Trial, Product, Subscription, Floating, Try/Buy or Educational licenses that present a manual or automated activation process.

QuickLicense has a programming API and AddLicense wrapping tool to protect and license any Mac or Windows software. Version 6 adds both 32 and 64-bit EXE and DLL runtimes on Windows and a fast, tiny Cocoa runtime on Mac. AddLicense generates protected applications as Mac, Win 32-bit, 64-bit or FAT 32/64-bit EXEs with added protection layers and embedded files.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 20:06

Optimise video demands on your WAN link

One of the major problems encountered by WAN administrators is streaming video - more so when it is encrypted for DRM.  Blue Coat has the answer.

Published in Networking
Saturday, 09 April 2011 04:42

OfficeProtect Secures Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Authors that sell Excel spreadsheets, Macros or Add-Ins for Excel, Word or PowerPoint can ensure that only licensed users can use their work. OfficeProtect safeguards Microsoft Office documents with a secure license that requires computer specific activation.

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:06

AirLicense 1.0 Protects Adobe Air Applications

AirLicense includes an ActionScript source code file and other components that a developer can drop into an Air development project to interface with the QuickLicense protection and licensing system.

Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:35

Excel Software Unveils QLRT Xcode for Mac Developers

QLRT Xcode is a static library containing the QuickLicense runtime software for protection, activation and license management of applications created with Apple's Xcode development system.

QuickLicense 5 adds subscription licenses starting from the activation date, a subscription grace period, delayed activation, quick validate for plugins and multi-threaded software, dual licenses, remote data retrieval, a pre-activation message and powerful programming commands.

Ubisoft has made headlines recently with the intrusive nature of the Digital Rights Management imposed on its recent titles (such as Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter V).  iTWire recently spoke to the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) for thoughts on the situation.

Published in Radioactive IT

Is the silence surrounding Apple's plans for the iBookstore in Australia harming the device's appeal?

Published in Core Dump
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