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Between the Lines

Yes, U.S. authorities can spy on EU cloud data. Here's how

EU citizens and businesses are warned against using the cloud over the risk that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies can obtain your personal records. Here's how the U.S. can acquire your data, even if you're based in the EU.

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Amazon lowers AWS pricing again; M3 instances roll out globally

The retail turned cloud giant has cut the pricing of its EC2 instances for the 25th time since it launched, and rolled out its M3 family of EC2 instances to all regions.

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Zero Day

US government debates action over alleged Chinese cyberattacks

Following a string of cyberattacks allegedly related to China, the U.S. government is debating whether action is required.

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Companies

 
All About Microsoft

Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium: What happens when subscriptions expire?

Microsoft is encouraging users to subscribe to its new Office, rather than buy it outright. But what happens once users' subscriptions expire?

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Googling Google

128GB iPad: Why the price won't matter and Google's cloud strategy is flawed (for now)

Pundits are all over the high price and incremental update for Apple's latest 128GB Retina iPad. But guess what? These things are going to sell. And there's a lesson for Google here, too.

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The Apple Core

Strange days before Macworld Expo bring back talk of Hackintosh

In the days before the annual Macworld Expo (now with iWorld) in San Francisco, my inbox is flooded with guides to build a Hackintosh. Does anyone with any real work to do really want one?

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Operating Systems

 
The Ed Bott Report

What CIOs need to know about Office 365 Home Premium

Microsoft released Office 365 Home Premium to the public today. The subscription-based service is specifically for noncommercial use, so CIOs can ignore it, right? Well, not exactly. Here's how to avoid potentially costly licensing hassles.

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Linux and Open Source

Oracle who? Fedora & openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB

Both Fedora and openSUSE will be replacing Oracle's MySQL with its open-source fork--MariaDB.

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Tech Broiler

iPad cannibals invade the Mac country club

Apple's Q1 2013 financial results have now presented strong evidence that the company's popular iOS-based tablets have cannibalized their Macintosh sales. But this is no reason to panic.

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ZDNet Industries

 
ZDNet Government

Understanding cybercrime (video seminar)

ZDNet government columnist David Gewirtz delivers a guest lecture to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, NH. You can attend this seminar by watching the embedded video.

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ZDNet Education

Dell Latitude 10 Essentials and Project Ophelia - Two very different approaches to student computing

Dell announced a new budget configuration for its Latitude 10 tablet at CES this week, along with the Dell Wyse Project Ophelia zero client, giving two very different options for improving student computing access.

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ZDNet Health

Using DNA instead of DVDs to store data

Scientists have figured out how to use DNA as a way to store data.

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Web 2.0

 
Social Business

Your Facebook account costs Facebook $1 according to Q4 earnings report

Facebook's revenue is up but its profits are down according to its Q4 financial results. It exceeded analysts predictions but its share price fell. Will its mobile ad revenue live up to expectations?

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iGeneration

Try before you buy? University offers free, credit-counting online courses

Instead of attending open days and submitting applications to prove your worth, how about turning the tables and trying out a university before committing?

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Perspectives

 
Pulp Tech

News, censorship and defiance on Internet Freedom Day

Things are heating up today on Internet Freedom Day, the anniversary of the largest protest in Internet history. Digital rights activists have already seen MLK's "I Have A Dream Speech" video removed.

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London Calling

U.K. Web, email snooping draft law dead, at least for now

After a critical U.K. parliamentary committee report into the U.K.'s draft Communications Data Bill, which would see Web, email and call data collected for law enforcement purposes, the U.K. government will now substantially amend the bill.

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Identity Matters

Google's continuing odyssey to sink passwords

Google isn't just beginning to attack the password, in fact, it has been working since before 2010 on eliminating passwords and standardizing authentication on the Web.

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Emerging Markets

 
India IT

Times Internet: Changing the digital content landscape in India

Satyan Gajwani wants to ensure India's largest media house remains a leader in today's connected age.

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Enterprise Corner

 

Consumerization: Two solutions for Apple's sliding profits: Convertible notebooks and cellular networks

 

Dev Connection: BlackBerry 10 announced

 

Virtualization: Prelert Anomaly Dective for Splunk is on the case

 

Software as Services: Son of CRM: cloud sales, marketing and service in 2013

 

SOA: 6 technology jobs with a cloud twist

 

Collaboration 2.0: Clash of the titans

 

BriefingsDirect: AT&T cloud services built on VMware vCloud Datacenter meet evolving business demands for advanced IaaS

 

Five Nines: Simple things make your datacenters more efficient

 

GreenTech: Canon, Ricoh, Xerox and Dell earn new EPEAT imaging certification

 

Foremski: Advice for marketing people and others who won't join Facebook, Twitter

 

Howlett: CMO to have more spend power? Don't make me weep

 

IT Failures: Enterprise software wars: 5 points of advice for CIOs



Small-Medium Business

 

Small Business Matters: Turning point for small-business cloud productivity suites?

 

DIY-IT: 20 essential, time-saving Chrome extensions


Featured Photo Gallery

 

BlackBerry Q10: Hands on with the elusive keyboard-equipped handset

BlackBerry has announced its Qwerty-equipped Q10 handset but there were precious few of them in the launch. ZDNet managed to track one down and get a quick hands-on demo.

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Featured Videocast

 

NextGen CIO mentor Q&A: Henry Shiner

McDonald's Australia and New Zealand CIO Henry Shiner speaks of how CIOs need to be business leaders, not just members of a company's senior leadership team with a purely technical focus.

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Hardware Corner

 

Hardware 2.0: How Microsoft could free up more storage for Surface Pro users

 

Smartphones: It's tough to find even 50 good BB10 apps in BlackBerry World

 

Computers: Windows 8 ultrabooks that live up to the name

 

Mobile: For $200 less, the 128GB iPad is more appealing than Microsoft's Surface Pro

 

Networking: How to fix the UPnP security holes


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