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Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

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Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

Next Century Cities group of mayors from 38 U.S. cities ask FCC to clear way for public utility Internet services

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encourage deployment

EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

The company didn't say how many employees will be let go

Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

Samsung is losing market share to both Apple and Chinese vendors

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel's new Core chips with vPro will support technologies for wireless storage and displays

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Also releases a two-in-one iOS app for accessing both personal and business files

Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Renames acquisition Acompli Email as Outlook, shoves them out the door to replace Outlook Web App for Office 365 user

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their online experience

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Microsoft kicks off C# 7 language planning

The design team working on C# are examining data management, performance, and reliability for the next update

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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Microsoft confirms: Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer never trafficked in plugins, but Spartan will take the opposite tack

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Hadoop gets serious about data governance

Hortonworks launches a comprehensive three-point plan to shore up data governance in Hadoop

Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

The only bleak spot in Apple's earnings was iPad sales, which are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said

New SAP Hana tool aims to put big data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

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Big Windows 10 KB 3035129 patch also fixes Fast ring option

The patch rollup for Windows 10 build 9926 appears to also fix a peripatetic Fast ring inconsistency and adds a new branch option

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FCC calls blocking of personal Wi-Fi hotspots 'disturbing trend'

The FCC vows that no more Marriott-like Wi-Fi blocking schemes will be tolerated

'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

Flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control and should be patched as soon as possible, according to Qualys

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