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  • Canada says Google Street View breach was 'careless error'

    Canada's privacy commissioner recommended that Google implement new policies to ensure that another "careless error" doesn't lead to a privacy breach like the one caused by the company's Street View vehicles.

    20 Oct. 10 05:16 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • Lawmakers hit Facebook CEO with privacy questions

    Two members of the U.S. Congress Tuesday hit Facebook with a series of questions about the latest privacy issues surrounding the site's most popular applications.

    20 Oct. 10 04:52 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Facebook quick tip: 3 More ways to shore up security

    Yes, Facebook has made some privacy mistakes. But to its credit, the social networking giant has been busing rolling out update after update in an effort to win back its users' trust.

    20 Oct. 10 04:38 Written by Kristin Burnham
  • AT&T, Verizon promote iPads and Galaxy tablets

    CHICAGO -- Tablets computers are bound to be big sellers, and the two largest U.S. wireless carriers are getting ready to embrace that trend with retail sales of the already popular iPad and the yet-to-be released Galaxy Tab later this fall.

    20 Oct. 10 04:31 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Global survey predicts 'death of the office'

    The office workplace that has dominated business since the 19th Century is dying and most employees would be quite happy not to work in it, a global study by networking giant Cisco has found.

    20 Oct. 10 03:38 Written by John E Dunn
  • Western Digital to ship highest capacity SATA hard drive

    Western Digital Tuesday announced it's been shipping the industry's first serial ATA (SATA) 3TB internal hard drive for about a week. The new drive passes the previous 2.19TB ceiling due to 4-kilobyte sector sizes.

    20 Oct. 10 03:37 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • VMware to offer cloud development environment

    VMware plans to offer a hosted development environment that should ease the deployment of applications to cloud environments, the company announced Tuesday.

    20 Oct. 10 03:35 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Joyent adds Windows, Linux support

    Joyent is now hosting applications built on Windows and Linux, opening the door to Web application providers who have some components built on those operating systems.

    20 Oct. 10 03:04 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • HP updates mobile platform with webOS 2.0

    Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced the next-generation Palm OS, calling webOS 2.0 the "most significant upgrade" since the mobile platform was introduced in 2009.

    20 Oct. 10 02:37 Written by Agam Shah
  • Mash-up offers calculations in the cloud

    SuccessFactors has introduced software that it claimed will enable organisations perform on-the-fly business calculations in the cloud.

    20 Oct. 10 00:45 Written by Maxwell Cooter
  • UK lags world in new broadband league table

    The UK is falling slowly but surely down the global league table for broadband, and is particularly weak in improving upload performance, a new Cisco-backed survey has found.

    20 Oct. 10 00:44 Written by John E Dunn
  • Spain moves to fine Google over Street View

    The Spanish Data Protection Agency is preparing to fine Google over infractions against local data protection laws when it collected Wi-Fi data as part of its Street View service, it said in a statement on Monday.

    20 Oct. 10 00:35 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • CollabNet buys cloud-based SCM

    CollabNet is announcing on Tuesday its acquisition of Codesion, which has provided a cloud-based version of the Subversion open source software configuration management system founded by CollabNet.

    20 Oct. 10 00:04 Written by Paul Krill
  • ZTE to launch up to six more tablets next year

    ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, is making a bigger push in the tablet PC market by releasing five to six new devices next year.

    19 Oct. 10 16:05 Written by Michael Kan
  • AMD announcing next-generation graphics cards this week

    Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce its second-generation of DirectX 11 graphics cards this week, and also to show off its latest hybrid Fusion chip as the company tries to jump ahead of rivals Intel and Nvidia.

    19 Oct. 10 15:01 Written by Agam Shah
  • Cloud floats through cybercrime legislation: Crime Commission

    The head of the Australian Crime Commission has warned current law enforcement isn’t properly equipped to respond to attacks on cloud computing services, which is poised to be the next frontier for organised crime gangs to expand their syndicates.

    19 Oct. 10 14:23 Written by Mahesh Sharma
  • Facebook's privacy breach: What you need to know

    Facebook is in the privacy hot seat again, but not because of invasive new features or a policy change. This time, several third-party Facebook apps, including popular games such as Farmville, were caught transmitting User IDs to advertisers and Internet tracking firms, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.

    19 Oct. 10 12:02 Written by Jared Newman

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