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NCS 7/20/11

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Apple released the latest version of its computer operating system named Lion.  So far, the response has been positive.  Many are saying it is a great leap forward in usability and security.   Apple has changed the computer world in the last few years with their mobile operating systems and Lion represents the beginnings of the merger of touch-based mobile OS and their desktop OS.

Google has identified traffic patterns consistent with infection, and it’s letting users know that they need to take action.  The malware in question routes Google traffic through a small number of proxies, according to the official blog entry.  If Google’s search engine detects that you’re coming to them through these intermediaries, it’ll display a banner notification in hopes that you’ll fix the problem.

The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens.   The chief information officer for the government, said cloud computing could save the country billions of dollars.

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