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OPEN WIDE: Microsoft Live Writer authoring tool going open source

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:54am
Hanselman: 'I didn't expect this little tweet reply to cause a ruckus'

Microsoft will release its blog authoring tool, Live Writer, as open source, according to a tweet from developer evangelist Scott Hanselman.…

Sony admits Snapdragon 810 is causing Xperia Z3+ overheating issues

L'Inq - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:44am

Tells users to turn it on and off again

IBM lobs 3,500 staffers at Apache Spark

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:27am
Big Blue researchers pile into cluster parade

IBM has thrown its full weight behind Spark, Apache’s open-source cluster computing framework.…

EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:58am
Several fat ladies still to sing

European ministers are expected to reach some sort of agreement on new data protection laws later today, according to reports and sources, although discussions before a final decision are set to continue for months yet.…

Glen Greenwald: Don't Trust Anonymous Anti-Snowden Claims

Slashdot - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:41am
Glen Greenwald casts a scathing look at the claims (such as by the Sunday Times) that Edward Snowden's leaked information had been cracked by Russian and Chinese spy agencies. Greenwald compares Snowden to some other public figures against whom underhanded tactics were employed by the U.S. government. A slice: There’s an anonymously made claim that Russia and China “cracked the top-secret cache of files” from Snowden’s, but there is literally zero evidence for that claim. These hidden officials also claim that American and British agents were unmasked and had to be rescued, but not a single one is identified. There is speculation that Russia and China learned things from obtaining the Snowden files, but how could these officials possibly know that, particularly since other government officials are constantly accusing both countries of successfully hacking sensitive government databases?

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What you missed in tech last week: Snoop Dogg, Swift and surveillance

L'Inq - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:38am

The biggest stories from the past seven days

Veeam-ing all the way to the bank: No IPO for these VM replicants

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:27am
Firm also claims 4,000 new customers a month

Comment  At a UK temple to old tech, the London Science Museum, storage firm Veeam introduced its new tech, promising replication of VM images to the cloud – and El Reg quizzed two top Veeamers about the company.…

Amazon caves in to pressure and releases its first transparency report

L'Inq - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:12am

Follows in the footsteps of Facebook, Google and Microsoft

Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 9:03am
Budget machines to leave you quids in and spoilt for choice

Product Roundup  The continued stagnation of the PC market is bad news for manufacturers, but good news for anyone who needs an affordable new laptop. Manufacturers are having to offer great value in order to attract buyers, and this means that you can now get some really attractive laptops that'll do the business for a good few years in the £500-600 bracket.…

'Right to be forgotten' applies WORLDWIDE, thunders Parisian court

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 8:28am
You've got two weeks to appease le beak, say French legal eagles

France’s data protection watchdog has ordered Google to de-link outdated and irrelevant information from its Google.com domain within two weeks or face a fine, as the “right to be forgotten” issue once again comes to the fore.…

Huawei humps up its DS8000 heavyweight array range

El Reg - Mon, 15/06/2015 - 8:03am
Doubles performance, nearly quadruples capacity

Chinese IT conglomerate Huawei has added a third generation to its VMAX/DS8000-class 18000 series arrays.…

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