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  • Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

    Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

  • BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

    Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

  • 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

    The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

  • Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

    Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

  • Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

    Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

  • Developers get access to more Sony camera features

    Developers will be able to build applications to remotely control two Sony lens cameras, using new features the company has added to an SDK.

  • Market failures stifling Australian startups: StartupAUS

    Australia’s tech startups are urging the government to better promote entrepreneurs and innovation.

  • Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

    Attempting to quickly recover from a contentious and ultimately failed CEO appointment last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO.

  • Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

    The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

  • MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

    Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

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