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Kaspersky uncovers Red October malware campaign targeting governments for the last 5 years

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Kaspersky on Monday published an extensive report identifying and detailing a sophisticated espionage campaign pushing malware since May 2007. The spy operation targeted “several hundreds” of government and diplomatic organizations mainly in Eastern Europe (especially former USSR Republics) and Central Asia, but also in Western Europe and North America. Among...
Kaspersky uncovers Red October malware campaign targeting governments for the last 5 years

Dell XPS 8500, Vostro 470 Desktops Get the Ivy Bridge Boost

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Faster computers and laptops are on the way, thanks to a new chipset from Intel called Ivy Bridge, but some companies are already incorporating the new technology into their products, including Dell. Available today are Dell’s latest desktops, the XPS 8500 and Vostro 470, both of which feature the new...
Dell XPS 8500, Vostro 470 Desktops Get the Ivy Bridge Boost

Social Data Company Clearspring Changes Its Name To AddThis And Now Reaches 1.3 Billion Monthly Uniques

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Virginia-based Clearspring, a social data company founded in 2004, is rebranding. It has also hit some impressive milestones. The company is changing its name to AddThis after its popular share tool, which has been implemented on 14 million websites, up from 12 million in December."When you look at AddThis, it's...
Social Data Company Clearspring Changes Its Name To AddThis And Now Reaches 1.3 Billion Monthly Uniques

Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!

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Gigabytes and terabytes are so passé. It's soon going to be a zettabyte world thanks to all the digital data--images, books, music, movies, video, documents, maps, you name it--that we collect and engage with throughout our lives. Industry research firm IDC predicts a 50-fold increase in the total amount...
Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!

Facebook's New Big Data Tool Cranks Up Hadoop - And It's Open Source

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Struggling with even the most cutting-edge big-data tools, developers at Facebook have announced a new open-source tool set, Corona, designed to enable data-processing on the incredible scale required by the massive social-media network. Admittedly, there aren't a lot of companies with big data this big, but Corona should have spill-over...
Facebook's New Big Data Tool Cranks Up Hadoop - And It's Open Source

Survey: Hadoop clusters not that big, not changing the world (yet)

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While Hadoop use is picking up among mainstream (read “non-web”) companies, it’s still far from the all-powerful and ubiquitous insight engine its supporters believe it will become, according to a recently released survey from Hadoop-focused startup Karmasphere. Karmasphere interviewed 376 “data professionals” to get its results. Here are some...
Survey: Hadoop clusters not that big, not changing the world (yet)

Drug Enforcement Administration only has 40 TB of electronic storage worldwide

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You may have seen the headlines going around: "Drug charges dropped because of too much evidence" or "Charges dropped against fugitive doctor, because evidence is using too much space on federal servers." It may sound incredible, but it's—at least partially—true. The DEA might really be that crunched for space, with only a...
Drug Enforcement Administration only has 40 TB of electronic storage worldwide

Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

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Your typical hard disk drive today measures its capacity in the half-terabytes.  If you’ve got a 250 GB drive – or maybe a half-dozen of them – you may think they're not good for much anymore. But what if you could use them to build a private cloud just like...
Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

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Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: Actually, it turns out folks can sign up for GCE starting at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday.) Notably, Google will offer its resources in sub-hour increments...
And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine
The super-computing phone: AT&T's predictions for devices in 2020

Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

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The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Apple has proposed investing up to $1 billion over the next ten years to build a new data center and other facilities in the Reno, Nevada area. The data center would be located in unincorporated Washoe County, while a "business and purchasing center" would be...
Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

With Help From Fusion-io, Facebook's Data Centers Are Going All Flash

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Fusion-io, the company that uses flash memory to turn garden-variety servers into super servers, announced a new product today, and it has some important implications for one of its marquee customers: Facebook. Facebook has been a Fusion-io customer for a long time, along with a handful of other companies, including...
With Help From Fusion-io, Facebook's Data Centers Are Going All Flash

Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined

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Bing Maps, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s omnipresent mapping platform, has today received a whopping 165 terabytes (TB) of new satellite imagery – its single biggest release to date. In fact, the latest release is more than its entire history of data combined. The latest aerial release includes new satellite imagery...
Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined

Amazon Web Services' Big Free Genetic Database

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Amazon Web Services will store the entire contents of the National Institutes of Health's 1000 Genomes Project, a survey of genetic information from 1,700 individuals that is some 200 terabytes in size. Anyone will be able to access the data for free, but Amazon may make money by charging researchers...
Amazon Web Services' Big Free Genetic Database
SAP bets big on HANA, its 'billion dollar' big data solution

World’s second largest porn site bares its titillating facts and figures

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Alright, you know what you are here for: proof that your own, ahem, habits are the norm, and not the exception. Good news, you are not alone. In fact, you are surrounded. YouPorn, the second largest porn site, gave up a load of information to ExtremeTech concerning its backend, and...
World’s second largest porn site bares its titillating facts and figures

iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue

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While Apple first showed off the original iPhone at Macworld San Francisco in January 2007, the device did not launch until six months later, officially arriving on June 29, 2007. With the iPhone's fifth birthday coming later this week, research firm Strategy Analytics published a brief press release noting that...
iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue

GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

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Richard Tom Many of us think of Hulu as the place to catch up on our favorite shows. But at its heart, Hulu is “a technology company first,” says Richard Tom, Hulu’s chief technology officer. Exhibit A: Hulu’s decision to build and manage its own video advertising system, without leveraging third-party...
GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own
Facebook's Project Prism is reimagining how big data scales
In cloud storage war, Mover arms developers with data migration tools

Researchers create hollow fiber optic cable, almost reach the speed of light

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Fiber optic cables are usually made of glass or plastic but those materials actually slow down the transmission of light ever so slightly. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have created a hollow fiber optic cable filled with air that's 1000 times faster than current cables....
Researchers create hollow fiber optic cable, almost reach the speed of light

Amazon Launches Glacier, A Cheap, Cloud-based Data Deep Freeze

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Amazon's new long-term storage product doesn't involve dusty filing cabinets or cobwebbed basements. The company announced a new cloud storage tool called Amazon Glacier today, which it says is suited for companies looking to store "infrequently accessed, yet still important to retain for future reference" data on the cheap. Amazon...
Amazon Launches Glacier, A Cheap, Cloud-based Data Deep Freeze
Red October relied on Java exploit to infect PCs

Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

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Great piece by Paul Ohm on the breadth of material taken by authorities when they confiscate modern computers: In other words, all of the rules that govern police searches of news offices were created in the age of typewriters, desks, filing cabinets, and stacks of paper. Now, flash forward thirty...
Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

Home Security or DIY Big Brother? Sensr.net Tests The Market...

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There were only about 15 people at the Smart Homes Meetup at SXSW, which took place in a meeting room at the Hilton Austin. Ironically, the air conditioning didn't seem to be working. Not much smart technology in this room, I thought, mopping my brow and pouring myself a...
Home Security or DIY Big Brother? Sensr.net Tests The Market...

Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

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Imagine if you could use Excel to examine 10 million gigabytes of data as if it were a spreadsheet parked on your desktop. Datameer Analytics Solution does exactly that. The San Mateo-based company announced a beta program for DAS, which builds on top of the open-source Apache Hadoop system for...
Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

Breakthrough in DNA-based storage packs 700TB into 1 gram

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Harvard geneticist and bioengineers George Church and Sriram Kosuri with the assistance of John Hopkins Yuan Gao have stored 5.5 petabits (700 terabytes) of data in a single gram of DNA. This accomplishment, published in Science, bests the previous DNA data storage record by more than 1000 times.......
Breakthrough in DNA-based storage packs 700TB into 1 gram

Seagate Ships World's First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters

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Seagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world’s first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a capacity of 1TB, and that there are four of them. It’s not everyday...
Seagate Ships World's First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters
Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds
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