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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 5

Cisco prepares to swap CEO... Google may face more scrutiny in Europe... Vint Cerf doesn't trust back doors

Leaked slides show major AMD refresh coming in 2016

AMD is holding a financial analyst's day is scheduled on Wednesday, May 6, but materials from the event may have leaked out. Slides done in the usual style of AMD have been floating around Reddit show the company is basically...


Netflix open-sources security incident management tool

FIDO has been published on GitHub under an open-source license

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

The hyperconverged systems for cloud, social and mobile will scale out to thousands of racks

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

Google buys Timeful to boost its apps' time management skills

The Timeful iOS app uses machine learning to schedule tasks in people's calendars

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems,

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Office 2016 Preview is available now to download

Try out the new features and influence the next version of Office

EU set to reveal digital strategy on Wednesday

A leaked document suggests the European Commission will launch a probe into U.S. online platform providers

IBM's new Power Systems servers are custom-made for SAP Hana

Systems promise tailored support for SAP Business Warehouse version 7.31 or higher.

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New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

Some of the recipes in the new IFTTT Alexa Channel for Amazon's Echo are insanely useful, tying the hub into various other services. Some are just plain weird.

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Security research uncovers far flung reach of secret ad tracking sites in Android apps

A European security group uncovers many apps tapping into thousands of different ad networks, some with dubious intentions.

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The Ford GT is absolutely sick with high-tech innovation and you need to know why

Forget about Teslas, Google cars and Apple cars. The 2017 Ford GT is a high-tech tour-de-force, and Ford does it all with a gasoline engine, lightweight materials and advanced aerodynamics.

Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features

EMC's XtremIO gets bigger, packs in more flash

XtremIO 4.0 software will deliver higher scale as new hardware blocks hold more data

What are the differences between Linux distributions?

In today's open source roundup: What makes Linux distributions different from one another? Plus: Chromixium combines Ubuntu and Chrome OS. And Ubuntu 15.10 to be called Wily Werewolf.

Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

The new Azure Stack is designed to let organizations run platform and infrastructure services in-house

How John Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm

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