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US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms.

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains

Microsoft "regrets any inconvenience" caused by service outages, the company said.

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Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

Civil rights and privacy groups question the alleged email surveillance after a news report.

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Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

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Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

In general, Microsoft is keeping the same Office plans as before, but at lower prices.

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Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

Chekkt plans to offer direct purchasing of enterprise products through its site

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EMC looks to the clouds with TwinStrata and new VMax3 array

The TwinStrata acquisition could help put the latest VMax release at the center of hybrid clouds

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Google begins rolling out icon-driven Google Drive interface

Google adds a visual element to its Google Drive interface, using icons instead of a minimalistic text interface.

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Google Glass creator wants something smaller, faster and less awkward

Babak Parviz lays out Google's goals for an improved version of the device.

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EMC acquires TwinStrata to push corporate data into the cloud

EMC will embed TwinStrata's CloudArray into its new VMAX3 enterprise data service platform

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Swiftpage opens Act! Cloud beta to small business users

Contact relationship manager Swiftpage is migrating its contact manager software to the cloud for smartphones and tablets and is inviting customers to try out the service.

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IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

The US accounted for 68 percent of the public cloud market in 2013

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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