Peter SayerIDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation and general technology breaking news.

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IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

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BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

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Verizon revenue rises steadily, driven by wireless service growth

A record number of new tablet users helped Verizon continue its growth

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ARM's chip licensing revenue and profit keep on rising

But royalty revenue from shipments of chips containing its designs has stalled as mobile operators sell off older phones

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New BlackBerry COO is ex-Sybase exec Marty Beard

BlackBerry has recruited a new chief operating officer, Marty Beard, recently CEO of cloud customer service company LiveOps and before that an executive at Sybase.

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French police question three over bitcoin website

Police were investigating the provision of online banking and gambling activities without the appropriate license

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IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study

Belgium is unexpected contender for most IPv6-friendly country, but no surprise that South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video

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Atos offers $845M for Bull to boost its security and HPC service offering

French IT services company Atos wants Bull's security and HPC skills to help expand its cloud and managed services businesses

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Italian antitrust watchdog investigates TripAdvisor reviews, Expedia pricing deals

The Italian investigation of Expedia and its rival Booking.com follows similar actions in the U.K., France and Germany

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US Justice Department to charge Chinese military officials with hacking

Five people said to work for the Chinese People's Liberation Army are expected to be charged with hacking later Monday

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Rush to defend against Heartbleed leads to mistakes with certificates, patches

Some reissued SSL certificates use the same vulnerable key as the ones they replace, and some sites moved to a vulnerable version of OpenSSL

Dropbox disables old shared document links to prevent unauthorized access

Stored files are vulnerable to cut-and paste clumsiness or to links embedded in shared documents

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Nokia invests $100 million to drive development of connected car tech

Nokia Growth Partners will manage a $100M Connected Car Fund, investing in automotive technology and location products and services

French consumer group: Google, Facebook privacy policies are too hard to read

In a civil action, UFC-Que Choisir is asking the three social networks to make their user agreements clearer and fairer