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Organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.


China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The Chinese government says accusations that it was involved in cyberattacks against U.S. transportation contractors are "totally groundless and untenable."

Senate committee steps into net neutrality debate

The FCC should abandon efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

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AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

AT&T said enterprises are about to reap the benefits of the software-defined transformation of its network with faster service setup through an online portal.

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Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality's hollow promise to startups

Conventional wisdom holds that Net neutrality is essential to ensure that startups have a fair shot at success. The opposite is actually true.

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FCC gets a record number of net neutrality comments. Now what?

The FCC's deadline for public comments on its proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

The outages affected 1.4 million user connections on average per incident

Future Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

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'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

A banking trojan, known for its small size but powerful capabilities, has expanded the number of financial institutions from which it can collect data, according to security vendor Avast.

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Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

Internet traffic routing errors made by U.S. operators Sprint and Windstream on the same day last week underscore a long-known Internet weakness, posing both security and reliability issues.

Disruption set to force dramatic change in the data center: Gartner

Four disruptive factors are set force dramatic changes in the data center market by year-end 2016.

SDN market could hit $18B by 2018

Almost 200% growth in 2013 in in-use and SDN-capable gear.

Too bad he didn't try to call the help desk first

It's the beginning of the school year, and it's more than usually chaotic for this pilot fish who's hobbling around after foot surgery. But one teacher can't log in -- and he insists that his cables are plugged in.

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CTIA chief lashes back at FCC chair on net neutrality

Mobile has to have different Open Internet rules from fixed broadband, Meredith Attwell Baker says

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offer allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

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Internet Slowdown Day becomes an online picket protest

Today is Internet Slowdown Day and web sites, including Netflix, Etsy and others, were drawing attention to the debate over net neutrality and efforts to ensure that Internet service providers and governments treat all data crossing...

New Snapdragon chip means cheaper LTE smartphones are coming

Qualcomm hopes to push down the cost of LTE smartphones with the Snapdragon 210 chipset.

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