Privacy Advocates Oppose Information-Sharing Bill

 
 
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DAILY VIDEO: The battle continues over information-sharing bill; Microsoft's Nadella says 8 million business PCs are running Windows 10; SAP launches Hybris Jam Communities Edition to boost Web sales success; and there's more.

 
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Today's topics include controversy surrounding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, Microsoft's CEO offers an update on Windows 10 adoption, SAP introduces its new Hybris Jam Communities Edition, and the new Ubuntu Linux paves the way for Canonical's Long-Term Support release.

Controversial legislation aimed at allowing companies to share cyber-attack information with government agencies continues to attract opposition, pitting privacy advocates and security experts against non-technical businesses and government agencies.

On Oct. 22, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 754) advanced through the legislative process, with votes expected this week on the bill's proposed amendments.

The bill promises liability protection for companies that share information about attacks with specific government agencies, but privacy advocates have criticized the legislation as empowering surveillance.

Windows 10 is gaining ground in the enterprise, despite lingering concerns from IT pros regarding the operating system's patch process.

During an investor conference call Oct. 23 discussing the company's fiscal 2016 first-quarter earnings, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said there were "more than 110 million monthly active devices running Windows 10." Windows 10 is also lifting Microsoft's search engine, Bing.

SAP took another step in building out its hybris cloud application ecosystem with the introduction of SAP Jam Communities for SAP hybris Commerce.

This will help e-commerce Websites drive sales by providing real-time product information to customers. SAP Jam Communities runs with SAP hybris Commerce, SAP's cloud platform for building online business services of any kind for virtually any industry.

On Oct. 22, Canonical debuted its Ubuntu 15.10 open-source operating system, providing new server and cloud features. Canonical considers Ubuntu 15.10, a.k.a. Wily Werewolf, a stepping stone to its 16.04 Long-Term Support release, which is code-named the Xenial Xerus. Dustin Kirkland, product manager at Canonical, explained that in version 15.10 the LXD container hypervisor has been improved, enabling users to securely run and manage containers.

 
 
 

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