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SourceForge under fire again for seizing Nmap account

In today's open source roundup: SourceForge takes heat for taking over Nmap account. Plus: Five reasons to use Linux. And Amazon matches Google's price drop on the Nexus 6.

Apple TV will serve as hub for remotely controlling HomeKit devices

Siri can be used to issue many commands, but unlocking doors isn't one of them

Datameer adds governance tools for Hadoop analytics

Data-profiling tools help companies find and fix issues such as inconsistent or invalid data.

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Google Maps now shows real-time transit updates in three U.S. cities, more on the way

The transit options are also rearranged to call out recommended routes based on your location.

Microsoft lets EU governments inspect source code for security issues

At transparency center, Microsoft lets governments verify its products are safe to use.

EU, US officials close in on broad privacy accords

EU and US negotiators say they are close to reaching agreement on two data-protection deals

Chipmakers giving home networks a gigabit boost

Broadcom, Marvell and Qualcomm are working on new chipsets.

HP's Project Synergy promises Amazon-type provisioning for bare metal servers

The change to OneView management software should make it faster for businesses to deploy applications.

Skype updates apps to crush crash-causing text bug

Meanwhile, last week's similar iPhone lockup flaw remains unlatched.

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Intel's tiny Compute Stick PC could pack a bigger punch this winter

A leaked product roadmap indicates double the RAM, double the storage, and a boost to Core M processors.

Users with weak SSH keys had access to GitHub repositories for popular projects

GitHub revoked the keys, but it's not clear if they were ever abused by attackers.

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Average cost of a 128GB SSD is now $50 for PC makers

Contract prices being paid by laptop and desktop manufacturers for SSDs have dropped dramatically over the past year.

IBM muscles up on OpenStack with Blue Box buy

IBM will fold Blue Box's private cloud capabilitiues into its own cloud services

HP, Arista team to take on Cisco, IBM, EMC in converged infrastructure

HP has entered into an arrangement with Arista Networks to market Arista’s data center switches along with HP converged IT infrastructure products.

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Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, its second OpenStack cloud computing buyout in less than a year.

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Ford to roll out Blackberry OS-based entertainment systems this summer

Ford announced that it will begin rolling out its all-new Sync 3 communications and entertainment system, which is based on Blackberry's QNX OS, with the 2016 Escape and Fiesta.

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Firefox Developer Browser offers peek at app performance

The latest version of the Mozilla browser includes tools to give developers insight into what's happening in Web apps.

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Do departed employees haunt your networks?

Many companies have ghosts in their systems. Employees who've gone on to a better place -- say, with better pay -- but are still wandering through company files, cloud services, and social media accounts.

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