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ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down in March.


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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Traffic growth from M2M (machine to machine) connections, particularly from cars, will likely cause headaches for mobile operators in the years ahead.

Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw

ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB.

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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage, but cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest.

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Google Tone broadcasts URLs to any device within earshot

The Chrome extension broadcasts addresses through sound that's inaudible to humans.

Critical flaw in NetUSB driver leaves millions of routers vulnerable

Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability in a service called NetUSB that could allow hackers to compromise them.

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Intel to unwrap 'next-generation' Thunderbolt in two weeks

Apple's decision not to include Thunderbolt in its super-slim 12-inch MacBook hasn't discouraged Intel from continuing development of the high-speed connector technology.

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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document.

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The laser fix to broadband capacity is almost here

Google thinks it can bolster Internet capacity and connectivity with Project Loon. Microsoft has just invested in more underseas cables to keep its cloud-based operations flowing smoothly. There are all sorts of proposals to address...

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What a networked society means for businesses

As connecting to everyone becomes easier, big companies will get bigger, even as they’re confronted by a proliferation of small, specialized firms. (Insider; registration required)

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A feisty John Chambers bows out at Cisco

John Chambers got a little feisty and a bit sentimental in his last earnings call as Cisco's CEO on Wednesday, dismissing a criticism of the company as "garbage."

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Insecure routers hacked yet again

A new report from Incapsula describes thousands of hacked routers being used in DDoS attacks. The routers could not have been more vulnerable: they were enabled for remote administration with default passwords. The focus of the report...

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Law firm challenges net neutrality rules as too weak

The FCC faces a novel challenge to its recent net neutrality rules: a communications law firm is arguing the regulations aren't strong enough.

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CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge

Sprawling health care system has an unusual mix of Brocade for wireline, Cisco for wireless.

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Software detects fake mobile, Wi-Fi networks

An Israeli company has developed a product it says can detect if a mobile device connects to a fake cellular base station or Wi-Fi access point, potentially protecting critical data from falling into the hands of hackers.

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks bolsters SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications.

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IBM switches on the light for high-speed data transfers

IBM is ready to light up data transfers over long distances between computers with a new chip that could ultimately spell the end for slower electrical wiring.

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Disrupt - Cloudwear

Interview with Evan Tann, CEO of Cloudwear, at Techcrunch Disrupt.

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Super-fast Wi-Fi coming to a public hotspot near you

Wireless hotspots that can deliver hundreds of megabits per second in real-world bandwidth will become more common as operators increase their investments in Wi-Fi networks.

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