Todays Tech 6/25/2007

Some interesting technology stories.

Leader of net piracy gang jailed A Briton has been jailed for 51 months after pleading guilty to software piracy charges in the US.

Microsoft’s anti-virtualization stance: forget DRM, think Apple This weekend Eric Lai of Computerworld attempted to describe the possible relationship between Vista’s DRM and Microsoft’s licensing restrictions against virtualization. The view that Microsoft’s prohibition stems from fears that users will circumvent DRM isn’t new, but the article comes at an opportune time: Microsoft came within an inch of reversing their position last week, but then backed off. The time is ripe for more speculation as to just why Microsoft says “no” to the virtualization of those two OSes, yet allows virtualization of other editions of Vista.

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace Over the last six months, I?ve noticed an increasing number of press articles about how high school teens are leaving MySpace for Facebook. That’s only partially true. There is indeed a change taking place, but it’s not a shift so much as a fragmentation. Until recently, American teenagers were flocking to MySpace. The picture is now being blurred. Some teens are flocking to MySpace. And some teens are flocking to Facebook. Which go where gets kind of sticky, because it seems to primarily have to do with socio-economic class.

Symantec offers free software as amends for antivirus snafu Symantec gives away some more of their crappy software to the people they hosed in China with a bad dat file update.

First Apple iPhone shipments arrive stateside First shipments of the iPhone arrive.

Seagate Announces 1TB Drives Seagate today unveiled two 1TB hard drives for consumer and enterprise markets.