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  • New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

    Two U.S. senators are pushing proposals to extend the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records dragnet, but a diverse coalition of civil liberties and advocacy groups have called on lawmakers to vote against those plans.

  • Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

    The number of people using the Internet is growing at a steady rate, but 4.2 billion out of 7.4 billion will still be offline by the end of the year.

  • US senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

    Four U.S. senators ground the chamber's business to a halt Wednesday in an effort to prevent lawmakers from voting on a bill to extend portions of the Patriot Act used to collect telephone and business records from the country's residents.

  • US Senate takes step toward Trans-Pacific Partnership approval

    A trade agreement that has digital rights groups worried gained traction this week, when lawmakers voted to end a filibuster of legislation that would fast-track trade deals through Congress.

  • Critics blast US NSA phone records bill as 'fake reform'

    A lopsided vote in the U.S. House of Representatives this week to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records dragnet won muted praise, with many supporters calling on Congress to take stronger action.

  • Critical VM escape vulnerability impacts business systems, data centers

    A critical vulnerability in code used by several virtualization platforms can put business information stored in data centers at risk of compromise.

  • Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

    Legislation intended to end the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records is drawing opposition from several unlikely sources, digital and civil rights groups.

  • Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

    A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

  • Microsoft brings Visual Studio to Linux, Macs

    Breaking out of its Windows ecosystem, Microsoft has introduced a version of the Visual Studio development tool that can run on Linux and Apple Mac machines.

  • Coalition gears up to oppose trade legislation pushing Trans-Pacific deal

    Protests over a controversial international trade agreement have taken on new urgency in recent days, after U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation that would give President Barack Obama's administration broad authority to negotiate the deal.

  • Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

    LAS VEGAS -- Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

  • CurrentC mobile pay to kick off in a single market mid-year

    Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a group of large U.S. merchants, said Monday it expects to launch an early version of its CurrentC mobile payment app mid-year in an unnamed, mid-sized market.

  • Red Hat broadens programming language support

    Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

  • Senate leader introduces bill to extend Patriot Act surveillance

    The majority leader of the U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that would extend the surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act until 2020, instead of expiring on June 1.

  • SugarCRM sweetens Sugar 7.6 with a BPM twist

    Following a string of acquisition and partnership announcements over the past few weeks, SugarCRM on Tuesday rolled out a new version of its flagship customer relationship management software that adds business process management capabilities along with several key mobility and usability enhancements.

  • VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

    With the unveiling of a pair of open source projects -- Project Photon and Project Lightwave -- VMware is expanding the range of its offerings for enterprises dealing with containerized apps.

  • Australian developers re-architect government-focused CMS

    Australian web development shop PreviousNext is planning to release a significantly re-architected version of its aGov web platform before the end of the financial year.

  • Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

    Every year, open-source software "eats" more of the business world.

  • Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

    Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project after defeating two rival contenders in a vote held among developers that closed on Wednesday. He takes over from Lucas Nussbaum, who did not seek re-election after two years at the helm.

  • govCMS to release its own Drupal distribution

    The government's govCMS project will make its own Drupal distribution publicly available for download, it announced today.

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