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Apr 23 2007   6:46AM GMT

Channel news: Feds expose private citizen data; Salesforce.com offers CRM-free version

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Federal Web site exposes private U.S. citizen data Major federal website problem discovered by a farmer in Illinois who Googled herself. DailyTech]

Salesforce.com offers CRM-free product With its Platform Edition, users can deploy on-demand applications from the company’s AppExchange without buying and underlying CRM license. [SearchCRM.com]

Disgruntled techie attempts Californian power blackout Counter-terror feds swoop after data centre sabotage. [TheReg]

Microsoft inks more Novell-like patent-infringement deals Both Fuji Xerox — and now Samsung — quietly have signed deals that “allow” them to sell their products without the threat of a Microsoft suit claiming patent infringement by Linux on Microsoft Windows and other products hanging over their heads.[AllAboutMicrosoft]

Russians crack OpenOffice security Software utility unlocks locked documents. [TheReg]

Red Hat’s JBoss to adopt fedora model The JBoss division of Red Hat is slated to move to a model in which its source code control system will be public and backward compatibility is not guaranteed, sources say. [eWEEK]

Microsoft outlines Visual Studio Team System’s future Microsoft’s forthcoming VSTS release, code-named
Rosario, emphasizes collaboration and productivity, not just for development but for project management and help desk systems, too.
[SearvchVB.com]

RIM to unveil new software application BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is introducing a software application that can make Palm Treos and other Windows-based mobile devices made by rivals work like a BlackBerry.. [AP]

SWsoft adds cheaper intro to virtualization Company hopes to find new customers with a $1,198 starter edition that limits customers to fewer virtualized environments. [CNET]

Corporate Web 2.0 limited by IT resources Death by dearth. [TheReg]

Report: Intel gains back market share from AMD  Following a weak first quarter, AMD lost market share to its main rival, Intel, during the first three months of this year, according to a new report. [eWEEK]

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