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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 6

What you need to know today in the world of tech

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Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

Flaws in third-party software libraries often find their way into products, a problem that will occupy developers and sysadmins next year

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Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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African startups show signs of growth

VC investments jump espcially in larger markets

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Three ways enterprise software is changing

Today's IT shops must grapple with analysis, cloud computing and DevOps

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

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Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services

The distributed computing research project known as Project Orleans will be available in early 2015

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Pirate site The Pirate Bay goes down, then sails for Costa Rica

Reports say that the notorious haven for copyrighted music, movies, and software was taken down in a massive police raid.

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TigerText revamps UI, analytics in crowded enterprise mobile messaging market

The app is now also simpler to deploy by IT departments

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark

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Top 10 Tech stories 2014: Backlash! Disrupting the disruptors

Top stories include Uber's bumpy ascendancy, HP's breakup, Regin malware, Nadella taking reins at Microsoft and Alibaba IPO