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Briefly: Surface update, Dropbox 100M, Google takedowns

updated 05:34 pm EST, Tue November 13, 2012

Microsoft issues software update for Surface RT

Microsoft has issued a software update for its Surface RT device, the first for the device since it launched last month. The update is said to improve app launch times and to patch a number of known security issues with Windows RT. It does not apparently, though, address an audio stuttering issue that has been pointed out on the device.

Dropbox hits 100 million users

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox has hit the 100 million user mark, it was announced yesterday. The service is marking the milestone with a contest for free storage. Dropbox users can submit their Dropbox stories to the service for the chance to win additional storage. The Dropbox team's 100 favorite stories will receive 10GB of storage for life. The team's top 10 stories will get 100GB of storage for life. Further details are available at The Dropbox Blog.

Google says government takedown requests up 71 percent

Google has published the most recent figures in its Transparency Report, revealing that government requests to remove content from its search results were up 71 percent in the first half of this year. Google tallied 1,791 takedown requests in the first six months of 2012, up from 1,048 for the last half of 2011. The Turkish government filed 501 requests, making it the most frequent takedown filer, followed by the US government with 273 requests.

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