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Apple unveils hints of Monday's new-product announcements

Photos Apple has tarted up San Francisco's Moscone West convention center, where it will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) beginning on Monday, as well as plastering humongous signs on the Metreon entertainment center across the street. In doing so it has provided more grist for the rumor mill.
Rik Myslewski, 08 Jun 2013

Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD

Facebook's first data center ran into problems of a distinctly ironic nature when a literal cloud formed in the IT room and started to rain on servers.
Jack Clark, 08 Jun 2013
The Register breaking news

Amazon confirms CIA spook cloud contract

Amazon Web Services has confirmed to The Register that it is set to build a massive cloud for the CIA. IBM, however, is still in the running, after the company's protest at the choice of Amazon was recognized by the US Government Accountability Office.
Jack Clark, 08 Jun 2013
Kindle Big Brother

NSA Prism: Why I'm boycotting US cloud tech - and you should too

Opinion So, America's National Security Agency has been tapping up US internet giants to gather information about foreigners online, allegedly sharing that data with Britain's GCHQ - and gobbling up details about US citizens' phone calls.
Trevor Pott, 08 Jun 2013