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Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/5/2014
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FCC: Too Many Phones Still Being Stolen
Eric Zeman,
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FCC tasks carriers and law enforcement to do more to deter smartphone theft.
By Eric Zeman , 12/5/2014
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Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/16/2014
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Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/15/2014
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Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/15/2014
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Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
Eric Zeman,
News
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
By Eric Zeman , 12/15/2014
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Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 12/15/2014
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Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 12/15/2014
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Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
Eric Zeman,
News
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
By Eric Zeman , 12/12/2014
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Web Becomes Less Free
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/12/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Mobile Security Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Securing company data on mobile devices is the top concern when it comes to mobile security. Respondents worry most about data loss due to lost or stolen devices, and less than half of respondents feel confident that data is protected.
By InformationWeek Staff , 12/12/2014
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Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/12/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Erik Pounds,  VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync
Commentary
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
By Erik Pounds VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync, 12/11/2014
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4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Government agency breaches pale in comparison to private sector companies' problems, but government did get hacked in 2014. Look at the four biggest incidents.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/11/2014
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Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/10/2014
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Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/10/2014
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Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/9/2014
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Security Armchair Quarterbacks: Go Away
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Cyber criminals will never go away. Instead of looking for a silver bullet, be proactive, interactive, and focus on reducing risk.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 12/9/2014
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