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US lawmakers introduce electronic surveillance reform bill

Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill to provide more protection from government surveillance for people who store data in the cloud.

Dropbox CEO criticizes Apple cloud lock-in

Houston, at Mobile World Congress, said there is a common pattern of thinking, whereby companies that build phones or networks believe that they can also build a cloud service and bolt it on to their existing offerings.

Ubuntu chief says converged platforms are the future

The convergence of devices and software platforms is being driven by the shift towards cloud computing, which will ultimately become the engine room of all modern applications, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth.

Microsoft joins Open Data Center Alliance

Microsoft has joined the Open Data Center Alliance, a user-led organization that aims to simplify the purchasing of data center and cloud services by promoting interoperability and common standards.

New security tool serves Amazon Cloud users

The new QualysGuard connector conducts vulnerability scans of virtual servers in the Amazon Cloud.

CloudOn 4.0 brings virtual Microsoft Office to Android smartphones

Need to give a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document a quick nip or tuck? This amazing service "streams" Office right to your phone.

Big data collection collides with privacy concerns, analysts say

A recent push in the information technology industry to collect and monetize big data is headed for a clash with privacy concerns from Internet users and potential regulation from some governments, according to tech analyst firm Ovum.

Inside the shadowy underground of 'anything, anywhere' cloud-based printing

Cloud-connected printers are everywhere, but how hard is it to collect your paperwork? We went to a private school and Twitter's corporate office to find out.

Microsoft SharePoint faces a challenging future: Forrester

IT pros like it, but can SharePoint deliver the advancements it needs to grow?

Amazon lets users track their cloud databases with texts, email

Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service now lets users keep track of their databases with email and SMS notifications.