The Chinese government has introduced new rules that require foreign tech companies to turn over source code, submit to audits, and build back doors into hardware and software.
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Here's how you can run the new Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac, without having to spend a dollar on software.
Microsoft wants Windows 10 to boost its mobile play, but that's not the only battle the software giant will have to fight.
The software giant issued 8 patches to fix security vulnerabilities in Windows, including one considered "critical" -- the most severe rating.
Australian software provider and local government specialist is named as preferred vendor subject to contract negotiations.
With software-defined storage in Windows Server, you can get SAN features without paying SAN prices -- and the next release will challenge more high-end storage features.
The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
The avoidable deaths of 29 men in a mine explosion in New Zealand has focused government and agencies on improving workplace safety — and analytics software is about to play a key role.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
Windows 10, which is expected to be the last of the traditional big bang launches, is likely to complete Microsoft's transition from a software licensing model to a cloud computing one.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
You can install any modern Windows or Linux version, desktop or server, using Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. But you'll need to bring your own license and software for the base OS. Here's how to get that OS cheap or even free.
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week]
It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...
The software giant buys 175 megawatts of wind energy for its Chicago datacenter. Here's a look at what other cloud players are doing.
The Australian government has defied a Senate motion calling for the release of the source code to the AEC's election vote counting software on fears the software could be manipulated or hacked.
The German government employee recently arrested for spying for the US hid his encryption software using a kind of steganography.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
Trend Micro finds malware using Windows Software Restriction Policies to block security software from running.
China doesn't trust Windows, Europe might not trust Google, and nobody trusts the phone giants [Government IT Week]
China seems to think Windows 8 is a threat (no news on whether they're trying to run Metro). Europe demands Google delete some of our data, and Snowden is still in the news.
The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.
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