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UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age


Sony to offer refunds over misleading PS Vita ads

The handheld console couldn't share games with the PS3 as advertised, the U.S. Fair Trade Commission said

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the incident

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Five no-bull facts about Chrome pulling out plug-ins

The clock is ticking for plug-ins in Chrome based on the NPAPI standard; here's what you need you know about how it will affect enterprise use

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Microsoft releases 'new' build 9879 for all Windows 10 Technical Preview machines

New Windows 10 build 9879, installing today on Technical Preview machines, has no differences in features from the old build

Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already available in Kansas City and Provo, Utah

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Can't wait for Docker on Windows? Try Spoon

Spoon app-containerization technology for Windows offers some Docker technology, but with an emphasis on desktop apps

IoT in the enterprise up three-fold, study finds

Survey also finds that customer experience is now the top benefit of Internet of Things deployment

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Court OKs IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

Federal judge refuses to dismiss suit challenging the OPT program, which President Obama is seeking to expand

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices

Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers

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Semantic pulls Web development up by its Bootstrap

The 1.0 version of the Web UI framework eases development, but Bootstrap's next version may give it competition

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Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

These technologies are competing to provide the best way to patch the Linux kernel without reboots or downtime

Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say

A rotation mechanism showing commercial services from Google and its competitors is also an option

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware

The sophisticated back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

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What developers can do to extend smartphone battery life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

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Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

Java has a major head start, and Microsoft's limited open source strategy could be too little too late

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IBM spins up a new bare-metal private PaaS

Bluemix Dedicated offers an isolated, single-tenant version of IBM's Bluemix SaaS, but only a subset of services

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The 10 mightiest supercomputers on the planet

China retains top spot for fourth consecutive Top500 list, and the most energy-efficient machine is operated by the U.S. government

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