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Thousands ask Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

Opponents of the FCC's new net neutrality rules aren't giving up.

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Lebanese cyberespionage campaign hits defense, telecom, media firms worldwide

For the past two years, a cyberespionage group that likely operates from Lebanon has hacked into hundreds of defense contractors, telecommunications operators, media groups and educational organizations from at least 10 countries.

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use.

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NAC is back. And better than ever

We review 5 of the leading network access control products.

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports.

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

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When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to performance-management tools

With TurboTax and QuickBooks becoming increasingly cloud based, user experience is key.

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Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

The calculations by Computerworld, based on operating system and browser user share statistics from Net Applications, were conservative estimates that could be exceeded if users end up being more enthusiastic about Spartan than they...

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Egyptian company says rogue Google SSL certificates were a mistake

MCS Holdings says it deleted the certificates after it was notified.

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Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China

The number of DDoS attacks in 2014 remained nearly the same compared to 2013.

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School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

South Washington County Schools standardizes on one vendor, leans on software-defined networking.

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Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates

Google and Mozilla blacklisted the sub-certificate authority misused by MCS Holdings on Monday, so certificates it has signed are no longer trusted by Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft's action on Tuesday extended the blacklisting to...

Not certified, but very possibly certifiable

A client of this consultant pilot fish complains that his token-ring Novell network has gotten really, really slow. How slow? A print job submitted on Monday would spit pages out over the next two or three days.

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Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.

Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

A new consortium was announced this week, created to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

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Update: FCC faces lawsuits against proposed net neutrality order

Broadband industry trade body USTelecom and a Texas Internet provider filed lawsuits Monday against a controversial U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to reclassify broadband providers, which could be the harbinger of...

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Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

Bare-metal switches that can be programmed like Linux servers aren't just for big Web companies anymore. They may show up in a lot more average enterprises in the next few years.

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