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Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others call for major reform in government surveillance law

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and other members of the Reform Government Surveillance, along with other tech firms and privacy advocates, sent a letter [pdf] Wednesday to President Barack Obama and key members of Congress calling for reform of the government surveillance law.

Google warns of unauthorized digital certificates issued for its domains

Google has warned of unauthorized TLS certificates that have been issued for its domains. The incident reveals just how easily the existing certificate system can be broken.

Cyanogen funding round enables open mobile OS to take on Android, iOS

Android-based open mobile operating system Cyanogen announced Monday that it completed an $80 million round of funding, brining its total funding to $110 million. With the new financing, the company aims to become a viable alternative in the mobile OS market currently dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Bare-metal switches to account for quarter of data center switching ports by 2019

There's still the argument out there that open networking equipment is only for web- and hyper-scale companies. But those focused on arguing the unimportance of bare-metal switches and the likes of the Open Compute Project may be in for a shock in the next few years.

Google plans for closure of Google Code project hosting site

The upcoming closure of the Google Code project hub was inevitable, and the signs of its demise began two years ago when Google started launching its own open source projects on competitor GitHub.

Lollipop VPN app could offer secure Wi-Fi connections for business travelers

A new app in Google's Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system promises to set up a virtual private network connection for open Wi-Fi networks, reported John Freml with Pocketables. Such a security feature would make Android devices particularly attractive for business travelers connecting to the corporate network from a public Wi-Fi network.

Cyanogen partners with Boxer on enterprise-friendly mobile email app

Cyanogen, developer of an open source version of the Android operating system, is partnering with Boxer to pre-load the Boxer email app on the next version of its OS.

Google launches Nearline Storage to go against Amazon Glacier

Google has launched Nearline Storage for cold storage, pitching itself against Amazon Glacier with data availability pegged at just three seconds.

Fear the Droid: 8 IT security risks posed by Android

For enterprises that allow BYOD but don't have a security platform for Android devices, security risks abound. InformationWeek has identified eight Android security issues that IT should be concerned about.

Spotlight: Google launches its Calendar app for iPhones

Google on Tuesday launched its Calendar app for the iPhone, reports VentureBeat.