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4 Cool Free Tech Tools & Services Announced This Week

Google piles on the storage, and more, in this roundup of new free tech offerings

Don't laugh: Jimmy Kimmel Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014

McAfee issues its annual list of the most dangerous people to search for online -- as in, you might get a virus if you do.


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How to encrypt an Android device in 5 easy steps

Why wait for the Android L to have an encrypted Android device? Here's how to encrypt many Android devices in just five easy steps.

Three new (and a few old) cloud computing challenges stymie government rollouts

In the two years that have passed, the GAO this week reported that government agency use of cloud computing has grown, but a few new challenges have cropped up that hinder widespread cloud adoption. Lets start with cloud adoption. ...

How one user (successfully) managed the Amazon cloud reboot

Amazon Web Service’s reboot of its cloud servers left many users holding their breath.

Funny pic: Have a problem? Find an engineer

Everyone knows that engineers solve the world’s problems. Give them some coffee and you get a solution, plus a touch of snarkiness, at least according to one diagram making the rounds on Twitter today.

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Dear Google: It's not you, it's me

I've become too dependent on Google's services for storing my data. I think it's time we start seeing other people.

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Exclusive: Inside the NSA’s private cloud

National Security Agency is building its private cloud on commodity hardware, open source software

Rackspace rebooting its cloud servers too

Rackspace is in the process of rebooting a substantial portion of its cloud servers before Oct. 1.

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Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

Aiming to make cloud computing and DevOps training more accessible to women, Intel is sponsoring the IC3 Cloud Scholars program.

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Cisco pumping $1 billion more into Intercloud

Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, data centers and partners.

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Sorriest technology companies of 2014

It’s so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for the assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions. Here’s a rundown...

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Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy

Administration officials say they are sympathetic to U.S. cloud service providers' concerns that data-localization requirements, other restrictive policies and the fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations cut off access to foreign...

New products of the week 09.29.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Cisco

Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

Microsoft last week cut prices of some Azure services

Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter will also provide access to its archives and real-time, public stream of tweets

Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

Profiles can be under users' 'authentic' name, not necessarily their legal name

Activists push Facebook to abandon its real-names policy

A broad coalition is meeting with the company Wednesday

Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant

Increased equipment uptime and productivity may help convince manufacturers

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

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