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IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

The company says the practice of product line engineering will help IoT manufacturers maintain their portfolios


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Government CIOs fret over application reliability in the cloud

Government officials cite security and user experience as top concerns in delivering apps in a cloud setting and pushing out online citizen services.

Microsoft buys sales-gamification startup with eye to CRM combo

Incent Games' software will be integrated into Microsoft's Dynamics CRM offering

Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf alpha 2 released

In today's open source roundup: Alpha 2 of Ubuntu 15.10 has been released. Plus: Kodi 15 media player released for Android. And Windows 10 versus Linux.

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Social Engineering: 6 commonly targeted data points that are poorly protected

Now in its sixth year, the Social Engineering village at DEF CON has always been an interesting location. Each year the village hosts talks and interactive lessons on human hacking, but the major draw is the Social Engineering Capture...

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, Aug. 3

Robot hitchiker attacked, abandoned... Nokia sells Here mapping business to German car makers... Spy-spotting software comes to Wall St

China clamps down on exports of drones and supercomputers

The export controls will come into effect on Aug. 15

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Clinton plan to power U.S. homes with renewable energy in 10 years is doable

Hillary Clinton said last week that if elected president, she would push plans to get every household in America powered by renewable energy by 2027. While an "aggressive goal," the plan is not unrealistic. But that are major...

Airbnb guest suspected of stealing $35k from San Francisco home

Incident highlights risks of renting out homes through online sites

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Nokia reaches deal to sell Here business to Audi, BMW Group and Daimler

Nokia will get US$2.7 billion as net proceeds from the deal

Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites

Some Internet service providers are still in the process of implementing the order issued late Friday

DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

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Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

CEO is suspecting of illegally altering financial data.

Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

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Lawmakers propose new visa for foreign tech entrepreneurs

Two U.S. House Democrats are proposing a new visa for immigrants who can obtain "significant" venture capital funding for a business, or can otherwise establish a business that creates some jobs.

ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web

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