WikiLeaks posts the software governments use to spy on dissidents

WikiLeaks' all-or-nothing approach to revealing shady government activity just took a new (if decidedly risky) turn. Julian Assange and crew have posted FinFisher and FinSpy PC, the intrusion software that Australia, Italy, Pakistan and other...

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VMware, Cisco patch flaws in data-center gear and software

VMware and Cisco Systems released security fixes this week for serious vulnerabilities in networking virtualization and server software typically used in data centers. Cisco patched a persistent denial-of-service vulnerability that could prevent the ...

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Open Broadcaster Software shares your desktop with the world

Youve taken some great new photos, finished your best-ever presentation, achieved total mastery of some major game -- whatever the reason, its now time to share your talents with the world. If your needs are simple then you could take a few screensho ...

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Google faces $323,000 fine if it doesn’t start reading customer emails | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Google has built itself a reputation of being quite terrible at customer service. Want to speak to Google about a problem you are having with one of its services? Good luck with that. […]

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Tool developed that hacks those evil Windows support phone scammers | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Here’s a tip to anyone out there that’s thinking about running a Windows tech support phone scam. Don’t target an InfoSec pro’s family, because he’s liable to dream up a very geeky way […]

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Hangouts and Google Voice are finally merging together | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Google’s communication products are finally coming together into a complete thought, which is something you are either going to love or immediately turn off. Google Hangouts is being updated today to embrace most […]

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4 days ago
County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

Commissioners in Jefferson County, Alabama, are poised to vote for removal of a problematic SAP software system in favor of a new system developed by Tyler Technologies, after spending around $20 million over a number of years. "We can finally get ri ...

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4 days ago
Not quite Devil’s Night: Cheetos is using Street View to digitally TP houses | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Google Maps is one of those services that works as a quick glance app or a huge service to plot out entire vacations and daily plans in. Whether you’re using it for something […]

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It looks as if Microsoft will stop using the “Nokia” name entirely

According to a leaked internal document, Microsoft plans to stop using the "Nokia" brand and to drop the "phone" from Windows Phone. It looks as if Microsoft will stop using the “Nokia” name entirely originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014 ...

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5 days ago
Top Microsoft China executive jumps over to Baidu

Zhang Yaqin has been a key figure in Microsoft's Chinese strategy for seven years, but reports say he's leaving to join Chinese search powerhouse Baidu. Top Microsoft China executive jumps over to Baidu originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 20 ...

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Microsoft Azure now uses speech recognition to help users search videos

Microsoft Azure now provides a speech-recognition service for audio-visual content that indexes the files based on what's actually said in them. This could automate the searchability, categorization and description of content that used to be a myster ...

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Microsoft seeks to make Office 365 more useful with Delve

Delve for Office 365 claims to find useful message threads, contacts and documents before you have to go searching for them. It's not groundbreaking stuff, but it's another sign that Microsoft is willing to keep up and keep its customer base. Micros ...

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Repeat after me: CloudStack does not equal Citrix

The week in cloud: CloudStack partisans say their open-source cloud is not tied to Citrix; what Google's enterprise re-do means; and Zap this. Repeat after me: CloudStack does not equal Citrix originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Con ...

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5 days ago
Why RackLink might not be such a good idea after all

You could make the case for CenturyLink buying Rackspace if you don't mind that the buyer is riddled with the debt and prospects for the seller aren't all that rosy. Why RackLink might not be such a good idea after all originally published by Gigao ...

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6 days ago
With Project Elastic, Tableau is targeting consumers and tablets

Tableau Software is taking the wraps off a new project called Elastic, which will bring the company's style of simplified data analysis to tablet users. The goal is to let small businesses and individuals enjoy analyzing their data, without the pain ...

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Amazon Instant Video finally comes to most Android devices | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Whether they are admitting defeat or finally realizing that ignoring half of the mobile ecosystem is a bad business model, Amazon has finally made their Instant Video streaming service available to Android smartphones […]

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Reddit at a crossroads: The inevitable clash between free speech and a desire for funding

At the same time as it is rumored to be looking for funding that could value the company at more than half a billion dollars, Reddit is facing renewed criticism over its anarchic nature and the downsides of its commitment to freedom of speech Reddit ...

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7 days ago
Home Depot data breach was same software that got Target

If news of the massive data breach affecting Home Depot sounds all too familiar, it might be ? more than we know. According to a new report, the malware that cracked Home Depots system is the same ? or a variant of ? the one that affected Target. The ...

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7 days ago
We’ve reached the end of “build it yourself” software

It doesn't make sense for most companies to build their own software in-house when pre-fabricated solutions are available. We’ve reached the end of “build it yourself” software originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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8 days ago
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