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Tech Round-up for 7/2/13

by on July 2, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

Microsoft’s TechNet subscription service, which allows subscribers to pay an annual fee to download most of the company’s desktop and server software, will be closing. New subscriptions will no longer be sold as of August 31.

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week, C++ Committee chair and Microsoft developer Herb Sutter discussed how new updates to Visual Studio will better synchronize with updates to the C++ programming language.

Researchers at AlienVault Labs looked into the underground market for access to hacked servers. Cybercriminals look for Internet-facing servers, hack into them, and sell access to admin accounts on the servers.

Symantec found that Facebook was storing the phone numbers of users who installed and ran the Facebook app on an Android phone, even if they didn’t have an account. Facebook said they have deleted the phone numbers.

EMC announced the appointment of William D. Green to the Board of Directors. Green was formerly the chairman of Accenture plc before retiring in February.



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