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The Queensway plant in Glenrothes hopes to serve government IT using 9MW of biomass-powered electricity

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Google considers rating encrypted websites higher in its search results

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BlackBerry and NantHealth to use Canadian firm's security and mobile expertise to expand

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A Foreign Office Mandarin has been named as the new chief of Britain's eavesdropping service, GCHQ

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EE's £20 power bars can be used and swapped for fully charged ones, so Glastonbury visitors skip the charging tent queues

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Cloud

Microsoft releases Office 365 Personal – a less expensive subscription aimed at individual users

Microsoft offers a new Azure service for the Internet of Things, regardless of underlying operating system

The pressure on Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer eases somewhat after modest earnings and growth

Open Source

Ubuntu One will close on 31 July as Canonical pulls out of free cloud storage wars

Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla CEO because of the furious backlash to his stance on gay-marriage

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