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Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services


Data center group tightens certification rules for service providers

The Uptime Institute is clamping down on the use of its design certification

Facebook to use all renewable energy in its next data center

It will invest at least $500 million in a 110-acre site in Texas

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ownCloud 8.1 comes with Encryption 2.0

The company today announced the release of ownCloud 8.1, which comes with many notable features and improvements.

Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to Texas

Austin is the next city where Google will test its autonomous driving technology

EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

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Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu’s governing body late last month.

OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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Mozilla to pick up Firefox release pace, ship version 'soon' for Windows 10

The company hasn't yet released details about the new schedule, but said the old one isn't serving customers well.

Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

$139M nets MaintenanceNet, which automates service contract renewals.

Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?

In today's open source roundup: Big changes are in the works for Firefox. Plus: Android malware increases significantly. And one million new lines of code added to Linux kernel in 4.2 rc1.

BBC unveils final version of micro:bit coding device for kids

Kids can program the micro:bit board to display an LED pattern with no prior knowledge, the BBC said

Researchers find previously unknown exploits among Hacking Team's leaked files

At least one new exploit for Flash Player has been confirmed

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

Privacy group wants Google to forget more... Programmer escapes vampire squid... Self-driving cars evade human menace

OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high severity flaw

Patches will be released on July 9 for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2

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Exposing the source: 18 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible

The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a number of examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light

Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

Nvidia's newly updated Digits software now has a graphical user interface and can build models using up to 4 GPUs at a time

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FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

James Comey said that these communications may not be intercepted despite court orders.

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