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Today's Top Headlines in Tech | 9/29/2011

09/29/2011 by: The SunView Team

We've looked across the web and found today's Top Five Headlines in Tech:

"Facebook and Google's privacy issues are well-known. But they're nothing compared with those surrounding Silk, Amazon's in-house Internet browser for its newly announced tablet computer, says Chester Wisniewski, a senior security adviser at British computer security firm Sophos, a British computer security firm."

"Yes, you can fit a cloud on a USB stick. Founded by several of the brains who conceived OpenStack - the open source software platform for building Amazon-like "infrastructure clouds" - San Francisco startup Piston Cloud Computing has squeezed the platform onto a memory stick in an effort to streamline the creation of such clouds behind the firewall."

"I kicked off the annual TechRepublic Live 2011 event on Wednesday by asking the question, "What will the IT dept will look like in 2015?"."

"The U.S. Justice Department is taking a closer look at Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, raising the hurdle that must be cleared before the deal can be completed."

"Has the plethora of speedy browsers, high-end touchscreen displays and finely-tuned software on current cellphones made it as easy to get things done on a handset as a computer? Results will differ for everyone but the scientific answer is: not quite yet. A new study from Nielsen Norman Group found that people have just a 62% success rate completing tasks on the mobile web compared to an 84% success rate when utilizing the desktop web."