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  • Apple to wind back the clock to '09 with focus on quality, not features, in next OS X

    Apple will turn back the clock to 2009, and as it did with that year's OS X Snow Leopard, focus less on shiny new features in the next Mac operating system and more on improving quality, performance and stability, an online report asserted last week.

  • US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

    The U.S. Senate voted early Saturday to block the USA Freedom Act, a legislation that aimed to put an end to the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency.

  • Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

    Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

  • Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

    Android developers who want to keep tabs on how their apps appear to Google’s search engine got a couple of new tools on Friday.

  • Microsoft offers Windows 10 carrot, threatens with stick

    Microsoft has extended the carrot. Later it will brandish the stick.

  • US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

  • IBM defends use of temp visa workers

    IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

  • Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

    By building browsers with integrated ad blocking, German company Eyeo hopes to attract more users. A beta version of the Android browser is now available for download from the Play store.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

    Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS...and more tech news.

  • Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

    It's common sense to reset an Android phone to its factory state before selling or disposing of it. But beware, researchers recently found that this often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data from the device.

  • Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

    A mobile browser owned by China's Alibaba Group contained privacy risks that could have exposed users' personal data, according to a security group.

  • Bigcommerce, PayPal team up for payments

    Australian-founded ecommerce platform Bigcommerce now supports PayPal digital wallet online and mobile digital wallet payments in the US.

  • ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

    The ICANN leader who kicked off the Internet organization's move away from U.S. government control will leave his post early, possibly before the transition is finished.

  • Square opens Melbourne office

    California based payment startup Square has opened an office in Melbourne.

  • Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

    Google said Thursday it would make changes to its Maps search system after racist search terms brought up the White House among their top results.

  • US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to move forward on efforts to extend the section of the Patriot Act that the National Security Agency has used to collect millions of domestic telephone records.

  • Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

    Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-lauded, long-expected hardware, according to an online report, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the Cupertino, Calif. company's future.

  • Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

    For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

  • Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

    After launching its Community Cloud last August for companies trying to engage their customers online, Salesforce has now given the platform a major update.

  • PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

    As PayPal prepares for its upcoming IPO as an independent eBay spinoff, it wants to make at least one thing clear: It's got mobile covered.