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Senate passes permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The U.S. Senate votes to make a temporary Internet tax ban permanent.

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Critical flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them.

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Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

The second complaint was going to be 'no music'

Network admin pilot fish walks into the office one morning and is immediately accosted by a user who can't get any work done because of a network application that won't launch -- but everything looks fine.

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5G visions in Barcelona: Cars, robots and VR games

Practically every mobile vendor and service provider at Mobile World Congress will have demonstrations -- or at least visions -- of what they think the future 5G mobile standard will be able to do.

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HP plans to continue with Itanium in servers for HP-UX customers

Intel's Itanium processor lineup has an uncertain future, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to an upcoming chip code-named Kittson.

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HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking at buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off balance.

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Serious flaws discovered in Netgear's NMS300 network management system

Serious vulnerabilities in the Netgear NMS300 ProSafe network management system, an application used to discover, monitor and configure a wide range of network devices, can allow hackers to take control of the servers it's running on....

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Cisco-Jasper deal should make enterprise IoT safer

Cisco Systems' planned $1.4 billion acquisition of Jasper Technologies could make it easier for enterprises to start making money from services instead of products.

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Poor Wi-Fi security -- my visit to the dentist

The sad state of Wi-Fi security in a dentists office.

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How-to: Install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 RC

Microsoft announced the release of SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) and Project Server 2016 Release Candidate.

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Cisco to get stronger in IoT with $1.4B Jasper deal

Cisco Systems plans to acquire Internet of Things platform company Jasper Technologies for more than US$1.4 billion, giving the networking giant an even larger role in enterprises' growing use of IoT.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also show off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people use today.

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Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents

Google Fiber has announced free gigabit Internet service for residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities.

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Arista loses patent round against Cisco, could face import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

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Partnerships and mergers, brought to you by 5G

Although the "hype" around 5G has already started, we are at least 4-5 years away from any mainstream, substantial deployments that will provide users with a critical mass of access points. But that hasn't stopped many of the major...

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Google fixes critical Wi-Fi and media-processing flaws in Android

Google has patched 13 new vulnerabilities in Android, two of which could allow attackers to take control of Android devices located on the same wireless network if they have Broadcom Wi-Fi chips.

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