Viacom vs. YouTube; Flashback Trojan vs. Macs; Mass Effect Gets New Ending

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Topping tech headlines on Thursday: A court revived Viacom’s $1 billion copyright suitaAgainst YouTube; the Flashback trojan hit 550,000 Macs, and Mass Effect DLC adds clarity to the game’s ending.

Didn’t have a chance to check out tech headlines on Thursday? Here’s what you missed:

The five-year battle between YouTube and Viacom began anew when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected part of a lower court’s decision on the issue. The case dates back to 2007, when Viacom sued YouTube for $1 billion, arguing YouTube facilitated the posting of copyrighted material.

Meanwhile, computer security researchers revealed that more than 550,000 Macs were affected by the Flashback Trojan. Mac users did not have to download or even interact with the malware to become infected.

And attention gamers — in response to your complaints about the ending of Bioware’s Mass Effect 3, Electronic Arts announced a new free downloadable content pack that will “expand upon events at the end” of the game.

Also making headlines on Thursday:

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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