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Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/4/2016
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Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/20/2016
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Microsoft Buys MinecraftEdu, Previews OneNote Learning Tools
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/19/2016
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8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/17/2016
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iPhone 7: Patent Points To Enhanced Speaker Design
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/14/2016
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Google Details Self-Driving Cars Problems In DMV Report
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/14/2016
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T-Mobile CEO Jon Legere Apologizes To EFF
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/12/2016
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US Marshals Raid Chinese Hoverboard Booth At CES
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A Chinese hoverboard vendor sees its booth stripped bare after US Marshals conducted a raid in the middle of CES.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/9/2016
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Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/7/2016
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Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
News
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/7/2016
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Top Data Privacy Issues To Scare You In 2016
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 1/6/2016
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Apple, Taxes, And Why Tim Cook Is Wrong
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2016
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Improving Disaster Relief Efforts With GIS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
RippleNami's GIS is helping NGOs and other aid organizations make the most of relief efforts by offering multiple layers of insight into an affected area. Here's how one organization is making the most of it to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 1/1/2016
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Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/31/2015
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Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/29/2015
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Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 12/25/2015
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Christmas Eve Asteroid: An Early Present for Astronomers
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
NASA is tracking a 3,600-foot long asteroid that is going to zip past Earth on Christmas Eve at a distance of 6.8 million miles. That's far enough that Santa's sleigh should be safe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/24/2015
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SpaceX Rocket Landing: Dawn Of New Space Age?
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk achieved part of his goal of bringing spaceflight a little closer to home with the successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket. Are we nearing the dawn of a new space age?
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/23/2015
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Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 12/22/2015
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