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Data centers are the new polluters

U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.

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China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe

Chinese authorities say Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government's anti-monopoly investigation, and want more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.

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Calif. passes smartphone kill switch law

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

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VMware CEO: Be brave and partner

"Brave" is the current watchword for virtualization software giant VMware.

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Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines.

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NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The Intercept.

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Update: Amazon scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $970M

Amazon is acquiring Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, for $970 million.

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