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Summary: AMD's chief information officer tells ZDNet how his company's efforts to compete amid financial downturn rest on its innovation efforts, because the chipmaker can't innovate without a solid internal IT system.
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Summary: Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — including who was behind Obama's latest selfie, and which automotive giant's cars can be hacked?
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Tech companies have said little about the standoff between Russia and the West, but that doesn't mean there won't be problems down the line.
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Summary: It's no secret that one of the world's best-known chipmakers is financially struggling. But AMD's plan to cut 18 global datacenters down to just two facilities represents the company's biggest challenge in its recent history. Here's why.
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And this is why we can't have nice things.
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Summary: An Acer event at the end of April may signal the unveiling of the world's first Chrome OS-powered tablet. Could it give the platform the push it needs to be a success?
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Summary: European politicians pass a net neutrality law that will bring fair access to bandwidth and content access across the 28 member states. And the law puts the US firmly in its place.
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Summary: Imagine squeezing 18 buildings worth of servers, data racks, and networking gear into just two. That's exactly what AMD is doing. ZDNet was one of the first to tour the company's soon-to-be only U.S. datacenter.
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Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for CBS Interactive in New York.

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Data located in Australia but owned or operated by a US company could be accessed under a Patriot Act request, even if this violates Nationa

Hundreds join New York City march to 'Restore the Fourth'
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Thousands joined together in New York on Independence Day in a series of coordinated marches around the U.S., protesting the NSA's mass surv

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A legal opinion by a lawyer for the top EU court states that Google does not have to delete damaging results from its search index. Read thi

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U.K. Home Secretary to ignore O'Dwyer extradition petition
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The U.K. Home Office has said the Home Secretary, with powers to block extraditions, will not intervene in the Richard O'Dwyer case, who fac

How much data is consumed every minute? | ZDNet
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How much data do you use in a minute? Uploading a photo to Facebook, tweeting, and browsing the Web on your mobile device: it all adds up. H

6.46 million LinkedIn passwords leaked online | ZDNet
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More than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords have leaked to the Web after an apparent hack. Though some login details are encrypted, users are a

Student faces U.S. extradition over 'pirate-TV link' website | ZDNet
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UK-US extradition policy is again under scrutiny, after a UK student with a pirate link-only website could face trial in the U.S., even thou

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Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive allows you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service. Google Drive, howe