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Google releases SDK for integrating web apps with Google Drive

9to5google.com
You probably know by now that Google has just unveiled its new cloud service called “Google Drive”. The service integrates with Google Docs online, offers an Android app, and also provides a desktop app for Dropbox-like functionality. In addition, Google has announced availability of a Google Drive SDK and...
Google releases SDK for integrating web apps with Google Drive

Blackout: Syria vanishes from Internet

news.cnet.com
An outage at 10:26 a.m. UTC, or 5:26 a.m. ET, shut down all Syrian access to the Web. Phone lines also appear to be down, and airlines are canceling flights. [Read more]...
Blackout: Syria vanishes from Internet

Leap Second Did NOT Crash The Pirate Bay

torrentfreak.com
Yesterday at midnight a leap second was added to the day – 23:59:60 UTC. As a result, some of the largest websites on the Internet ran into trouble. Reddit posted a message stating that the site experienced Java/Cassandra issues because of the leap second, and others reported problems with Debian...
Leap Second Did NOT Crash The Pirate Bay

TwitterCLDR makes it easier for Ruby developers to build internationally accessible services

thenextweb.com
In line with Twitter’s move to sponsor the Apache Foundation, the social giant has just recently open sourced its own internationalization library for Ruby, TwitterCLDR – based off of the International Components for Unicode library that IBM provides for Java and C/C++ developers. This move is a part of the company’s larger trend of consuming and producing open source tech, and...
TwitterCLDR makes it easier for Ruby developers to build internationally accessible services

NYTimes wants to collect photos from around the world taken at 15:00 UTC on May 2nd http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/

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NYTimes wants to collect photos from around the world taken at 15:00 UTC on May 2nd http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

arstechnica.com
Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software
Malicious code added to open-source Piwik following website compromise

In less than 24 hours, Kim Dotcom's Mega blocks third-party search engine that indexed some of its files

thenextweb.com
That was quick. On Wednesday, the first third-party search engine for Kim Dotcom’s Mega showed up on the scene, quickly climbing to the top of Hacker News. On Thursday, the site called Mega-Search.em has been rendered useless after Mega’s team stepped in to stop the indexing via a script. A...
In less than 24 hours, Kim Dotcom's Mega blocks third-party search engine that indexed some of its files
The U.S. Government Just Agreed To A Limited Ban On The iPhone (AAPL)

Microsoft's Azure Cloud Service Experiences a Bump in Europe Overnight

allthingsd.com
Apparently bad days in the cloud aren’t limited to Amazon. Microsoft confirmed that its Windows Azure service experienced some outages in Europe during what were the early morning hours in the US. At 11:09 UTC or about 7:09 New York time, confirmed on its Windows Azure status page that its...
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Service Experiences a Bump in Europe Overnight

Google Docs Just Picked A Bad Time To Fail (But There’s A Fix)

techcrunch.com
Today’s tech news was dominated by f8, Facebook’s developer conference where the social network outlined some new features that may help it become the underlying social fabric of the web. One of the day’s announcements was that Facebook and Microsoft had teamed up to launch Docs.com, an online version of Microsoft...
Google Docs Just Picked A Bad Time To Fail (But There’s A Fix)

The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet

blog.cloudflare.com
The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it...
The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet
ICANN extends web suffix application deadline in wake of software glitch

Internet Coming Back To Syria

allthingsd.com
After about 20 hours, the Internet is coming back on in the war-torn nation of Syria. According to reports from Syria Digital Reports, a project of Canada’s SecDev organization and BGPMon, which monitors the Border Gateway Protocol information of the Internet’s underlying infrastructure, have noticed the country’s Internet connections humming...
Internet Coming Back To Syria

First Come, First Serve: Google I/O Registration to Open March 27th at 7am PT

siliconfilter.com
Google I/O is Google's premier annual conference for developers and last year, the event sold out in less than an hour. After postponing the event and expanding it to three days, Google just announced that tickets will go on sale on March 27th at 7am PT. Once again, developers will...
First Come, First Serve: Google I/O Registration to Open March 27th at 7am PT

Windows Azure outage hits Europe

gigaom.com
Just in time for the Olympics, there’s a Windows Azure outage in Europe. A flag posted at 11:09 UTC  on the Windows Azure dashboard:  “We are experiencing an availability issue in the West Europe sub-region, which impacts access to hosted services in this region. We are actively investigating this issue...
Windows Azure outage hits Europe
Salesforce suffers service outage, North America and Europe affected
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