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Ars Technica: Telecom

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InfoWorld: Networking

  • Widespread Time Warner Cable outage disrupts Internet service
    An issue with Time Warner Cable's Internet backbone disrupted the company's Internet and on demand services on Wednesday morning, the company said. The disruption started at 4.30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time during routine network maintenance and affected…
    - 27 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip
    Michael Heil remembers when network convergence began to make sense to him. A few years ago, the manager of infrastructure engineering for Cone Health, a regional health care provider in central North Carolina, was asked to stand up a large virtualiz…
    - 27 Aug 14, 7:05am -
  • Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords
    A line of routers from a China-based manufacturer has a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to monitor someone's Internet traffic, according to research from Trend Micro. The routers are sold under the Netcore brand name in China and Netis outside…
    - 26 Aug 14, 7:39am -
  • Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us

    Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us

    Credit: Amanda Walker
    - 21 Aug 14, 4:19pm -
  • FCC extends Net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed Net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.
    - 18 Aug 14, 8:01am -
  • Internet outages expected to abate as routers are modified, rebooted
    A flood of updates to databases inside Internet routers caused intermittent outages on Wednesday and connectivity issues for companies, but experts expect the long-forecasted hiccup to be resolved soon. Internet traffic is designed to flow in the mos…
    - 14 Aug 14, 7:28am -
  • How hackers used Google to steal corporate data
    A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported. FireEye discovered the campaign, dubbed Poisoned Hurricane,…
    - 14 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the U.S.
    If you want the fastest broadband Internet in the United States, consider moving to Virginia. That's the takeaway from a new bit of research from communications firm Broadview Networks, which ranks average broadband speeds for all 50 United States a…
    - 11 Aug 14, 7:31am -
  • 4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them
    Horror stories don't just happen at the movie theater. In a few cases, companies make a big play to use the wrong cloud application or experience widespread outages in their connection to cloud storage. While vendors claim that cloud services are sec…
    - 11 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls
    Today's security software is ineffective against an emerging networking technology already in use by Apple for its Siri voice-recognition software, according to research presented at the Black Hat hacking conference this week. The technology, called…
    - 8 Aug 14, 7:58am -

MIT Technology Review: Comm

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Network Computing

Network World

  • newIDG Contributor Network: 6 AI ingredients every wireless networking strategy needs

    IDG Contributor Network: 6 AI ingredients every wireless networking strategy needs

    Artificial intelligence is all the rage these days. There’s broad consensus that AI is the next game-changing technology, poised to impact virtually every aspect of our lives in the coming years, from transportation to medical care to financial ser…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:57pm -
  • newWestern Digital plans 40TB drives, but it’s still not enough

    Western Digital plans 40TB drives, but it’s still not enough

    Hard disk makers are using capacity as their chief bulwark against the rise of solid-state drives (SSDs), since they certainly can’t argue on performance, and Western Digital — the king of the hard drive vendors — has shown off a new technology…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:06pm -
  • newWhat is hybrid cloud computing?

    What is hybrid cloud computing?

    Hybrid cloud: Many believe it’s the eventual state that most businesses will operate in – some infrastructure resources on premises, others in the public cloud. Others believe it's a term that has been muddled by varied definitions from a range o…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:43am -
  • newKeep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

    Keep IoT under your hat … your hardhat, that is

    My wife is an architect, and she sometimes wears a hardhat to job sites. I’ve always thought her bright white hardhat was super cool, but it turns out her model is hopelessly behind the times.When is a hat more than just a hat?That’s because the…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:50am -
  • new35% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

    35% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

    Here's something you probably didn't know existed. With SanDisk's iXpand iPhone base, you'll never have to worry about losing your memories again. Every time you charge your iPhone with the iXpand Base, it automatically backs up your photos, videos…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • newIDG Contributor Network: 4 things reshaping IoT for the future

    IDG Contributor Network: 4 things reshaping IoT for the future

    For many Internet of Things observers, the IoT’s dizzying embracing and subsequent reshaping of modern business and cultural standards seems like it happened only yesterday. Yet the IoT is moving ever faster, developing at an astonishing rate and c…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:39am -
  • REVIEW: Turbonomic, VMware virtualization management tools

    REVIEW: Turbonomic, VMware virtualization management tools

    Virtualization management tools are becoming a must-have for enterprises that are grappling with increasingly dynamic infrastructure environments. Virtualization management tools allow for proactive capacity planning, which increases performance ef…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:09am -
  • How to build low-cost IoT sensor networks

    How to build low-cost IoT sensor networks

    Sensor Fusion for Public Space Utilization Monitoring in a Smart City (pdf) is simply the best read for IoT product designers, developers and implementers. It steps through designing a system to measure space utilization in a city — the trade-offs…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 10:11am -
  • 25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

    25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

    SanDisk has discounted some cards today on Amazon. Their Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter is currently listed for $11.19, which is $0.61 cheaper than the 16GB model. Today they've also priced the 64GB model at $17.99, 128GB for $36.99, an…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:52am -
  • Using the Linux find command with caution

    Using the Linux find command with caution

    A friend recently reminded me of a useful option that can add a little caution to the commands that I run with the Linux find command. It’s called -ok and it works like the -exec option except for one important difference — it makes the find com…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:16am -

The Data Center Journal: Daily Buzz

  • Twitter Going Off the Deep End?
    Social network Twitter looks increasingly like a zombie company waiting for either an acquisition or some other maneuver to put it out of its fiscal misery. Excepting Facebook for now, social-media companies are a class of data center operators facin…
    - 19 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • Dropbox Jumps Aboard Schizophrenic Diversity Train
    Recent years have seen no shortage of companies falling all over themselves to confess their sin of insufficient diversity and to propose penance of one form or another (usually some sort of hiring initiative designed to increase the representation o…
    - 13 Feb 16, 7:42am -
  • Technology Market in a Sea of Red Ink
    After finally returning to (and exceeding) the dot-com highs in mid-2015, the Nasdaq index of technology stocks has fallen from about 5,200 to about 4,350—a roughly 16% decline. Among big-name companies, IBM saw yet another year-over-year revenue d…
    - 20 Jan 16, 1:07pm -
  • Concerns About Data Center Energy Consumption
    Energy consumption is perhaps the chief concern for data center operators, both in terms of cost and public image. A sensational headline at DatacenterDynamics highlights one perspective: “The truth is: data center power is out of control.” In th…
    - 14 Jan 16, 10:51am -
  • Taxes and Technology Companies
    Taxes are clearly a factor that drives how technology companies (and everyone else) make business decisions. For example, data center operators take local sales- and property-tax incentives (and rates) into account when deciding where to build new fa…
    - 6 Jan 16, 1:16pm -
  • Security Predictions for 2016
    Security was likely the biggest story of 2015, owing to the numerous high-profile breaches (e.g., the U.S. Office of Personnel Management) and growing concern over the expected flood of insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This trend is likely…
    - 31 Dec 15, 9:46am -
  • Is Apple the Next BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry was once virtually synonymous with smartphones (or, at least, whatever was akin to a smartphone at the time), just as the iPhone is today. But just as BlackBerry (both the company and the device) has all but faded into…The post Is Apple…
    - 30 Dec 15, 9:34am -
  • The PC Lives—Get Over It
    Mobile maniacs enamored with the portability of small gadgets are apparently unable to recognize the obvious benefits of PCs, particularly in enterprises where content creation likely plays a larger role than content consumption. Citing a SpiceWorks…
    - 28 Dec 15, 9:17am -
  • CISA Becomes Law—No Surprise
    Unsurprisingly, the controversial CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) has become law, having been slipped into the U.S. government’s 2,000-page omnibus spending bill. Whether individual members of Congress knew what they were getting with…
    - 21 Dec 15, 9:45am -
  • Spy Agencies Pursue Quantum Computer, Encryption Backdoors
    What would a government intelligence agency do with a quantum computer? Spy on you more, of course. To that end, IBM announced a grant from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to work toward a so-called universal quantum…
    - 14 Dec 15, 10:29am -

The Guardian: Broadband

  • Malcolm Turnbull 'keenly aware' of customer problems with NBN
    Prime minister blames retailers for not buying enough NBN capacity to deliver promised service speedsMalcolm Turnbull has said he is “keenly aware” of the pain some customers are experiencing with the national broadband network NBN, but he is “…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 3:47am -
  • How to save money on broadband and mobile phones
    Saving Money Week Are you paying too much for your home technology? Here are some ideas to make your budget stretch furtherAs our 24/7 reliance on technology has increased, so have the costs. According to the communications regulator, Ofcom, the aver…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • Can I give up my landline and use 4G broadband?
    Paul gave up his broadband contract when he went travelling. Having survived using mobile, he wonders if he could do without a landline altogetherWhen we went travelling, we gave up our Virgin contract for an internet and TV package. We have been usi…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • What's the best way to test my broadband speed?
    Steve has only been getting 1Mbps when he has paid for 70Mbps. An engineer said there is nothing wrong with his wifi router – is there another way to check?Recently, I have only been getting 1Mbps from my wifi when it is supposed to be up to 70Mbps…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:19am -
  • TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit
    Information commissioner’s ruling on data breach strengthens case against broadband providerLawyers acting for around 50 people defrauded by scammers after a major data breach at TalkTalk in 2014 are discussing their next move, which victims hope c…
    - 60 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:00am -
  • Average UK broadband speed slower than most of Europe, report finds
    Britain is behind European countries including Germany, Spain and Sweden, while Singapore has best serviceBritain is a broadband laggard with an average speed ranking it 31st in the world trailing most of Europe, Thailand and New Zealand.A new report…
    - 71 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 1:01am -
  • BT offers to bring fast broadband to every rural community by 2020
    Plan would cover 1.4 million homes but rivals warn that consumers will end up footing the billBT has offered to make high-speed broadband available to the one million-plus rural homes left behind in the internet revolution, potentially accelerating t…
    - 80 days ago, 29 Jul 17, 7:04pm -
  • MPs demand compensation for poor broadband speeds
    Report calls on Ofcom to get tough on providers that promise fast speeds but fail to deliverMillions of broadband customers who do not get the connection speeds they pay for should receive compensation, MPs have said.A new report calls on Ofcom, the…
    - 82 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
  • Australian internet slow and plagued by disconnections, survey finds
    Consumer watchdog finds 60% of consumers have had issues with service in past six months and more than 75% of NBN customers have had problemsAustralia is plagued by internet disconnections, drop-outs and slow download speeds, a survey has found.The C…
    - 6 Jul 17, 9:47pm -
  • BT tops complaints league for broadband and pay-TV users
    Telecoms group’s subsidiaries Plusnet and EE also attract high level of complaints, while Sky has fewest disgruntled usersBT was the most complained-about broadband provider in the first three months of the year as customers took the company to tas…
    - 28 Jun 17, 10:19am -

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