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An operating system in the cloud

Computer users are familiar to different degrees with the operating system that gets their machines up and running, whether that is the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, ChromeOS or other operating system. The OS handles ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Software
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US orders $163 mn fine for 'scareware'

A US federal court has ordered a $163 million fine against the operators of a "scareware" scheme which tricked computer users into thinking they were infected, and then sold them a "fix," officials said Tuesday.

dateOct 02, 2012 in Internet
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Iran blocks access to Gmail

Iran blocked access to Google's popular and relatively secure Gmail service Monday amid first steps by the Islamic republic to establish a walled-off national intranet separate from the worldwide Internet.

dateSep 24, 2012 in Internet
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More Aussies online, but digital divide remains

Five out of every six Australians are now online and regard the internet as a central part of their lives – but people who don't have access are at a deepening disadvantage as the digital gap widens, researchers have warned.

dateSep 10, 2012 in Internet
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Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push

(AP)—Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Business
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Al-Jazeera websites hacked

Al-Jazeera news network said on Wednesday a number of its websites had been hacked, and Internet users reported that pro-Syrian regime slogans were posted on the broadcaster's pages.

dateSep 05, 2012 in Internet
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China's Baidu releases new mobile browser

(AP)—Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.

dateSep 04, 2012 in Internet
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