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Dave Goldberg, entrepreneur and husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies

Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, passed away suddenly at 47

ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says


Microsoft woos developers with SDK for Band fitness tracker

The SDK allows developers to access the caloric data stored in Band, among other functions

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

How many Chrome OS devices do you own?

In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS users often own more than one device. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 15.04. And VLC 1.3.2 has been released for Android.

Companies must teach employees how to swim in new oceans of data

Analytics is becoming a part of the job at every level of the organization, but few companies are prepared

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Enterprises overlook legal issues in breach preparedness

Companies preparing for data breaches and cyber security incidents too often focus on the technology and overlook the legal aspects.

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7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

Information security professionals were overwhelmingly opposed to a plea to rethink encryption by the Department of Homeland Security at last week's RSA conference.

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Microsoft employees hack up the coolest Surface Pro 3 dock you can't buy

Forget the official Surface Pro 3 docking station. A bunch of Microsoft employees came up with something better as part of a company hackathon.

Developers, download these apps to see if Microsoft is on the right track

This week Microsoft made previews of a number of tools available to developers

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Telsa Powerwall is a big rechargeable home battery with benefits

The $3000-and-up battery pack can cut down energy costs or take you off the grid completely.

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IT outsourcing deal values hit 10-year low

Amid increasing automation and decreasing prices, the IT outsourcing industry has just recorded its worst first quarter in terms of annual contract value of deals awarded since 2004. However, the current slowness is not necessarily a...

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Microsoft open-sources JavaScript tools

ManifoldJS turns Web experiences into native mobile apps, while Vorlon.JS offers remote JavaScript debugging.

Apple confirms tattoos can interfere with Apple Watch's heart rate sensor

Reports surfaced this week that the watch wasn't working properly for people with tattoos on their wrists

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 1

Oracle shrugs off Salesforce rumors...House OKs plan to stop NSA phone dragnet...why Ford's CEO is wary of Apple and Google

Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

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Apple Pay, activity tracking, and telling time: Using Apple Watch without an iPhone

The Apple Watch pairs with your iPhone over Bluetooth, but when you're out of range, it can still do a few things all on its own.

Malware campaign inflated views of pro-Russia videos

The botnet behind it was also designed to fraudulently view Web ads en masse

Grooveshark shuts down after settlement with record companies

The settlement between owners Escape Media and the record companies was made ahead of a jury trial for award of damages

Startup launches subscription model for buying SSL certificates

The idea is to drive down the cost of certificates and streamline management

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