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It isn't just the NSA: Digital surveillance programs trigger controversy abroad

Last week's disclosure of massive data collection efforts at the U.S. National Security Agency has generated heated debate in the U.S. and across the world about privacy. The NSA is collecting metadata on U.S. residents' phone calls made on Verizon's network and Internet records from nine Web companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, according to reports in the Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers. But intelligence agencies in other countries have similar goals, according to reports, and in some cases there are few details about what data these governments are collecting.

No Shortage of Requests From Android Devs at Google Team's 'fireside Chat'

At the request of Network World the story headlined "No shortage of requests from Android devs at Google team's 'fireside chat'" and posted Friday has been...

ICO Received 10,000 Data Protection Complaints in 2011

At the request of Computerworld UK the story headlined "ICO received 10,000 data protection complaints in 2011" and posted 04/25/2012 has been removed from the...

New Mission for CIOs: the Art and Science of Pricing

At the request of CIO (US) the story headlined New Mission for CIOs: the Art and Science of Pricing and posted Friday has been removed from the wire. Online...

Can BI Help Barnes & Noble Beat Amazon in the E-Reader Race?

At the request of CIO (US) the story headlined "Can BI Help Barnes & Noble Beat Amazon in the E-Reader Race?" and posted Friday has been removed from the...

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China's Newest Supercomputer Uses Homegrown Chips

China has built its first supercomputer based entirely on homegrown microprocessors, a major step in breaking the country's reliance on Western technology for...

Text of Steve Jobs' Letter to Apple Employees

Steve Jobs sent the following letter to Apple employees and board members upon his resignation as CEO Wednesday.

Hudson: Hong Kong Sees Dip in Hiring Expectations

At the request of Computerworld Hong Kong the story headlined "Hudson: Hong Kong sees dip in hiring expectations" and posted July 19, 2011, has been removed from...

BBC's Data Dilemma

The Webwereld Netherlands story headlined "BBC's data dilemma" and posted Wednesday has been removed from the wire. Online editors are asked to immediately...

Cisco to Stay out of the Services Business

The story, "Cisco to stay out of the services business," posted Wednesday, contained a vendor misstatement in the first sentence of the sixth paragraph regarding...

Digital Equipment Corp. Co-founder Ken Olsen Dies at Age 84

Kenneth Olsen, the computer industry pioneer who co-founded minicomputer maker Digital Equipment Corp., died at the age of 84 on Sunday.

FCC Calls off Net Neutrality Negotiations

The FCC calls off negotiations on a network neutrality compromise scheduled for the coming days after rumors of a Google-Verizon deal.

Researchers: Authentication Crack Could Affect Millions

Due to a reporting error, the story, "Researchers: Authentication crack could affect millions," posted Thursday, incorrectly described the target of an attack on...

Apple to Give iPhone 4 Users Free Cases

Apple will give iPhone 4 users a free case for their smartphones to help them with antenna and reception problems.

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Who's Next on the Acquisition Block? Bloggers Chime in

Oracle buys Sun. HP buys 3Com. SAP buys Sybase. Just when it seemed like consolidation among the big data-center vendors had played itself out, we're off again...