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NSA-dodging services launch Dark Mail Kickstarter to create truly secure email

Email as it is today can never be truly secure, so the makers of Lavabit and Secure Circle want to drag email into tomorrow via their Dark Mail Kickstarter campaign.

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Real life Mob Wars: MafiaLeaks uses Tor anonymity to battle organized crime

A new site wants to use the power of anonymity to battle organized crime in southern Italy.

IBM applies predictive analysis to IT operations

Turning its considerable expertise in analytics to the study of IT operations, IBM has assembled a software package to help system administrators better pinpoint potential problems and performance issues, using many of IBM's tools for business intelligence, machine learning and data mining.

Microsoft offers industry templates, special pricing for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft is hoping to differentiate its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software from the likes of Salesforce.com with a new set of 18 industry templates that fit the application to verticals including sports management, health care and more specialized areas such as prison inmate data.

Hadoop brings far-flung people together across time and space

With its powerful data mining capabilities, Hadoop is bringing together people across different places and even across different generations.

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Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals

When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.

New malware variant suggests cybercriminals targeting SAP users

A new variant of a Trojan program that targets online banking accounts also contains code to search if infected computers have SAP client applications installed, suggesting that attackers might target SAP systems in the future.

Silent Circle, Lavabit unite for 'Dark Mail' encrypted email project

Dark Mail will provide end-to-end encryption, including email metadata.

Outlook.com calendar maintenance enters its second week

Maintenance work on Outlook.com's calendar application is now in its second week, and the lengthy, ongoing tune-up could be causing problems for users.

Hadoop is not enough for 'big data', says Facebook analytics chief

The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.

Jive sharpens social-collaboration suite's expertise directory, task management

Jive revamped the employee directory of its enterprise social-networking suite to make it easier for users to find colleagues whose expertise they can tap.

LinkedIn Intro embeds professional profiles into Mail for iOS

Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.

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Cisco beefs up enterprise collaboration tools

Cisco will boost its enterprise collaboration stack with products designed to simplify the way companies secure communications, interact with external parties and manage their collaboration tools.