Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.

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Microsoft moves Intune to a monthly update schedule

The Intune administrative management service now includes greater support for non-Microsoft clients

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IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

Mobile apps can now utilize IBM's voice-to-text and text-to-voice translation services as well as a new set of analytics

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Ulbricht found guilty of all charges in Silk Road online drug market case

The prosecution based its case largely on digital evidence

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Silk Road prosecutors rest their case, cite 'mountain' of digital evidence

The prosecution in the Silk Road case implored the jury to "connect the dots".

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Silk Road operators developed a taste for murder

Silk Road administrators may have had five swindlers murdered, or they may have been duped by con artists themselves.

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MIT randomizes tasks to speed massive multicore processors

Researchers developed an algorithm that randomly assigns tasks to each core

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Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

The company will break out Amazon Web Services sales next quarter, it said.

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FBI consultant: Silk Road founder carried millions worth of bitcoins on laptop

Most of the money was transferred from Silk Road servers, according to documents filed in the case against Ross Ulbricht.

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Silk Road dealer found a hungry market for mail order drugs

A former drug dealer testifies that he made $70,000 a month selling heroin on the undergound marketplace

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Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

The Silk Road online drug marketplace was routinely bedeviled by extortionists

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Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data

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Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

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All the feds needed to do to ID Silk Road's founder was Google it

An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop.

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Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services