In the week leading up to the Labor Day long weekend, there are discounts on VPS and Minecraft hosting, as well as .COM and .NET domains.

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A study of businesses in Sweden found security breaches at a shocking 93 percent, according to FireEye and KPMG. The study, “Unknown Threats in Sweden”, was released on Wednesday, and also showed that 79 percent were exfiltrating data.

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On Thursday the White House confirmed that Todd Park, the second ever United States Chief Technology Officer, is leaving the position to spend more time with his family in California. Park will continue to work for the government in his new position as technology adviser to the White House.

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Chinese e-commerce and cloud services giant Alibaba is opening a fifth data center in Shenzhen in support of its cloud, AliCloud. The data center will house approximately 10,000 servers.

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A US State Department official spoke against regulations in countries like Russia that require local data storage on Thursday, according to a report by GigaOM.

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Dutch telecom KPN recently announced the acquisition of hosting provider Argeweb. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Argeweb will join KPN’s cloud services unit, Software Online.

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Dutch telecom KPN recently announced the acquisition of hosting provider Argeweb. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Argeweb will join KPN’s cloud services unit, Software Online.

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Google has made an independent security audit and compliance certificate available to the public in order to assuage customer concerns over data protection and its cloud. The company has also started testing a status page for all services on the Cloud Platform.

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Hostway has added email and collaboration solutions based on Open-Xchange to its hosted cloud reseller platform. The platform, called Cloud Connex, provides VARs, system integrators and managed service providers with a way to quickly start selling cloud services without taking on any infrastructure costs.

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JPMorgan and at least four other US banks were hacked this month, according to several reports on Wednesday.

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