Stories by Jack McCarthy

McAfee tool identifies exposed data

Recognizing that Google's search engine can become a repository for far too much information, McAfee this week released an updated version of its Foundstone SiteDigger security tool that helps enterprises identify damaging information that may be exposed on the Web.

For the public good

When Ed Granger-Happ sold his IT management and consulting business and joined the non-profit child assistance organisation Save the Children two years ago as CTO, he had no regrets about leaving private enterprise.

CTO: Out of the park

For a guy who started out of college taking tickets at stadium events, helping drive the San Francisco Giants' IT operations is a dream job.

McVeigh case spawns Trojan horse

Using the promise of a video of Timothy McVeigh's execution, a hacker tried to entice chat room users to download a common SubSeven Remote Access Trojan, according to anti-virus software company Inc.

Inktomi to Buy Web Searching Firm

Internet search technology vendor Inktomi Corp.
today said it has signed an agreement to buy Ultraseek Corp., a subsidiary of
Walt Disney Co.'s Internet portal,

Microsoft Enhances TV Strategy with New Offerings

Microsoft Corp. today took an important step to bolster its interactive television strategy, announcing a platform that supports a broad variety of enhanced television applications and services.

Microsoft to Seek Delay in Antitrust Case

Microsoft Corp. will ask for additional time to develop its defense against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) proposal to split the company in two, a company spokesman said today.

Microsoft Wins Motion in Sun Lawsuit

A federal judge this week denied a pretrial motion by Sun Microsystems Inc. in its lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over use of Sun's Java license.

Microsoft Ruling Sends Nasdaq on Wild Ride

Stocks on the Nasdaq exchange plunged for a second day today following a U.S. federal judge's ruling that Microsoft Corp. violated antitrust laws. However, the shares staged a comeback at the end of today's trading to recoup much of the earlier loss.

Greenspan Bullish on Net Economy

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan today said an Internet-based economy will continue to foster productivity, technology innovation and wealth creation. Yet Greenspan also warned that rising stock prices threaten to overheat the economy.

Microsoft stymied in Sun Java case

A US judge has ruled that, for the time being, Microsoft cannot independently develop software based on Sun Microsystems' Java technology, leaving the issue to be resolved at trial.