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Microsoft's IE9 outdated: Mozilla

Microsoft's IE9 outdated: Mozilla

Mozilla has launched a scathing attack on Microsoft, criticising the latest Internet Explorer (IE9) release for not being modern enough, and highlighting a number of ways in which it is failing, notes V3.co.uk.

Paul Rouget, technology evangelist at Mozilla, commended IE9 for being better than IE8, but said it still does not stand up against the competition.

"IE9 is a step in the right direction, but I don't believe it to be a truly modern browser," he wrote in a blog post.

Google's Schmidt slams Nokia move

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has joined the growing chorus of Nokia critics, saying he believes the company "made the wrong choice" with Microsoft, reveals Computing.co.uk.

His comments were made to journalists after his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

On the third day of the event, Schmidt went on to describe how Google had undergone extensive negotiations with Nokia before the mobile company decided to partner with Microsoft for its Window 7 smartphone platform.

Sony bans PS3 hackers for life

Sony came down hard on PlayStation 3 (PS3) hackers yesterday, saying they will be permanently banned from the company's online services, writes CNet.

"Violation of the system software licence agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system," reads a notice posted to Sony's official PlayStation blog.

"In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of international copyright laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorised or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently."

Cyber war threat 'exaggerated'

The threat of cyber warfare is greatly exaggerated, says security expert Bruce Schneier, who claims that emotive rhetoric around the term does not match the reality, reports BBC News.

He warned that using sensational phrases such as "cyber Armageddon" only inflames the situation.

Schneier suggested that the notion of a cyber war was based on several high-profile incidents during recent years. These included blackouts in Brazil in 1998, attacks by China on Google in 2009, and the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear facilities.

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