Google Releases Transparency Report, Calls on Government to Pass USA Freedom Act

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A Google transparency report shows that demands for user information under US criminal investigations increased by 19 percent in the first half of 2014 to 31,698. Released on Monday, the report also indicates a more general trend of increasing requests, and calls on the US government to reform electronic surveillance by passing the USA Freedom Act. Read More

Acquia Signs Deal with Australian Government to Provide Drupal GovCMS

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Acquia has signed a four-year deal with the Australian government to provide a Drupal-based Government Content Management System. According to an announcement on Monday, Acquia will partner with several local businesses so that govCMS can offer a “comprehensive service from website design and development through to support and managed operations.” Read More

Cloud Cost Management Startup Cloudyn Raises $4M

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Cloud cost management and monitoring is a crowded space, but Cloudyn believes it offers unique value that will set it apart from the pack. The company has secured $4 million in its first institutional funding round, which will go toward expanding its market reach and the breadth of its product portfolio. Read More