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Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management

BlueStripe will provide Microsoft System Manager with more nuanced performance metrics for distributed applications

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House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition

The DOTCOM Act would give Congress more oversight of the transition away from the U.S. government

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US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently

The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998

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North Korea threatens cyber attacks on US

The country has reacted to news it was the target of a Stuxnet-like attack

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Southern African nations team with Ericsson to develop broadband policies

Countries in the region are generally considered to lack expertise to formulate policies that could help fuel Internet services

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Intel to invest $125 million in startups run by women, minorities

This new Intel Capital investment fund is separate from an existing $300 million diversity plan

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Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say.

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Microsoft exec worries new China regulations will hurt Azure

Azure launched in beta in 2013 in China, where it now has 50,000 customers

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HP will pay $100 million to settle Autonomy-related lawsuit

The action has 'no merit' HP maintains

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Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned.

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US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court

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CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech.

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US to require HTTPS for all government websites

All public sites will be required to use the protocol by the end of 2016