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Russian leaker says free cloud-based Windows is coming--but will that turn users into product?

A Russian leaker, Wzor, says Windows Cloud, a limited loss leader version to tempt users to subscribe to get the full features, is headed our way soon. While freeware has always been a great tactic in increasing software subscriptions, given how much data is harvested via "free" software and social media services these days, I have to wonder if this move too might turn users from their former categorization as customers into product.

Spotlight: Bruce force attacks against cloud infrastructure on the rise

Brute force attacks and vulnerability scans against cloud hosting provider environments have increased markedly, according to Alert Logic's 2014 Cloud Security Report.

Microsoft snoops on blogger's email account

Tell me again why the cloud is such a great thing? Oh, yeah, it's cheap. Is it really? Because it isn't looking cheap from here nor I suspect from where that French blogger is sitting now.

Startups dominate SMB cloud security market, says ABI

Startups dominate the security services market for small and medium-sized businesses using the public cloud, according to ABI Research.

Spotlight: AFORE beefs up cloud security platform with VDI, app encryption

Canadian cloud security firm AFORE Solutions is beefing up its CloudLink security platform by adding SecureVM and Secure FILE to its encryption lineup.

Visibility, control remain top cloud security concerns

When it comes to security in the cloud, security professionals see risks in virtually all areas: people, processes and technologies.

Cloud security firm CipherCloud acquires CloudUp

To address enterprises' growing cloud security concerns, cloud security firm CipherCloud has acquired CloudUp Networks, a provider of software-as-a-service application security, for an undisclosed consideration.

News Scan: Next generation security; Women in federal IT; more

Top news stories for Jan. 14, 2014.

MegaCloud service apparently goes dark

A month after Nirvanix pulled the plug on its cloud computing service, it appears that another cloud company may have closed up shop.

Taking better cloud control

Part two of a series: CoreSite's Ted Chamberlain reflects on the demise of Nirvanix, and the lessons learned about ensuring data security in the cloud.