Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a preliminary counterbid to buy out Dell, which would rival the current proposed offer of US$24.4 billion from Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell made in early February.

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During the Walker spy trial, Earl Clark, an NSA INFOSEC expert, said, "Give me access to your codes, give me access to your ciphers, and you won't have any secrets." INFOSEC has all the secrets of US national security as well as the secrets of NATO and ...

Apple this week followed the lead of rivals like Facebook, Google and Microsoft, offering two-step authentication to help customers secure their Apple IDs against hacking.
In the week ending 23 March – Cameras and networks were hacked, botnets went mapping, Ubuntu support was shortened, MongoDB got text searching, and Pythons settled. Also - a look at Dell's Ubuntu laptop and what now after Android?

By the time Apple ships its rumored 'iWatch' smartwatch, it will be entering an already crowded market. That's a good thing, says columnist Mike Elgan.
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