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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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    Morningstar: FCC

    Network Computing

    Network World

    • newData center provider Equinix bets big on fuel cells

      Data center provider Equinix bets big on fuel cells

      Data center provider Equinix is making a big bet on fuel cells to power its facilities by installing natural gas-powered fuel cells at 12 of its U.S. data centers. It’s part of a push for the firm to be 100% reliant on renewable fuels, and it could…
      - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:27pm -
    • newBrandPost: Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services

      BrandPost: Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services

      When SD-WAN first began capturing the media spotlight in 2015, many carriers initially viewed SD-WAN as a potential threat to their business.Fast forward two years and it’s become clear that SD-WAN provides a new way for service providers to addres…
      - 6 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:26pm -
    • newNetwork vulnerability analysis 101: Free online training

      Network vulnerability analysis 101: Free online training

      If you’re wondering whether your network is vulnerable or not, you haven’t been paying attention – everybody’s is. This free online course shows what it takes to effectively conduct network vulnerability assessments and analysis that will hel…
      - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:19pm -
    • newIDG Contributor Network: The history of cloud: a fairy tale

      IDG Contributor Network: The history of cloud: a fairy tale

      Once upon a time, in a magic, faraway land called “The 1990s,” every application had its own set of physical servers. Citizens of this land, who sometimes called themselves "developers," feared getting fired for not having enough capacity to hand…
      - 10 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:41am -
    • new60% off Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard - Deal Alert

      60% off Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard - Deal Alert

      The G105 gaming keyboard from Logitech features dual-level LED backlighting, fully programmable g-keys for single actions and macros, and anti-ghosting capabilities. Program 3 macros per key -- configure up to 18 unique functions per game. Program…
      - 10 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:41am -
    • new65% off AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer - Deal Alert

      65% off AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer - Deal Alert

      How often do you check temps in your fridge or freezer? With the AcuRite wireless fridge/freezer thermometer you can be sure that your food is being stored at safe temperatures. It displays the refrigerator temperature, freezer temperature and the h…
      - 10 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:32am -
    • Expand Wi-Fi quickly, easily with Aerohive’s wall plate

      Expand Wi-Fi quickly, easily with Aerohive’s wall plate

      In many industries, it’s critical to get Wi-Fi everywhere, but it can often be difficult accomplish this. For example, extending a hotel comprised of smaller cottage-type rooms or one with lots of suites has many hard to reach places with tradition…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:50pm -
    • New digital platforms to become the foundation for IT

      New digital platforms to become the foundation for IT

      The future of business will include artificial intelligence (AI) in every nook and cranny, along with transparent, immersive experiences and entirely new digital platforms, according to consulting firm Gartner.Digital business will be driven by those…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:50pm -
    • IDG Contributor Network: 8 steps to IT control in a self-service cloud world

      IDG Contributor Network: 8 steps to IT control in a self-service cloud world

      The natural cycle in IT is to move from decentralized to centralized services. When networking first appeared, it was implemented at a department level for printer sharing. It was decentralized—resulting in a hodgepodge of networks and protocols. E…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:45am -
    • IDG Contributor Network: How to see the world more clearly through interconnection

      IDG Contributor Network: How to see the world more clearly through interconnection

      Interconnection is the fuel of digital business, and organizations must understand its power if they hope to handle the global digital economy’s increasing demands. For such a pivotal business enabler, interconnection has long been tough to quantif…
      - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:39am -

    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

    • 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…
      - 10 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…
      - 19 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…
      - 20 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…
      - 42 days ago, 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…
      - 50 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 10:19am -
    • Local authorities not up to speed with fast broadband delivery
      Eleven areas fail to provide the government’s minimum download proposal of 10Mbps, says Which?It might be home to the Shard skyscraper, City Hall and Tate Modern, but the central London borough of Southwark has been named one of the 20 worst places…
      - 51 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:45am -
    • Virgin Media tells 800,000 users to change passwords over hub hacking risk
      Which? investigation reveals hackers could access home networks and devices using a Super Hub 2 routerVirgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hacker…
      - 56 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:53am -
    • Every time I contact TalkTalk I get a fake email from scammers
      It seems the phone company is still having problems with data breachesI know you have charted the various data breaches at phone company TalkTalk, so thought I’d share my experience. I am a long-standing customer, for various reasons of convenience…
      - 65 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 2:00am -
    • No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds
      The firm’s Infinity deals are advertised as a simple way to get unlimited superfast access. But the reality can be very differentFor sale: “Real peace of mind”. That’s what you get, according to BT – for those who can afford up to £50.99 a…
      - 7 May 17, 8:24am -
    • 'It's important no one gets left behind': Singapore's government data strategy
      Singapore is dubbed the best prepared country in the world for the new digital economy. Jacqueline Poh leads its newly-formed digital agency Jacqueline Poh, founding chief executive of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech), doesn’t h…
      - 2 May 17, 1:50am -

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