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Hey, Internet domain overlords, stop playing games

Internet domain maintenance shouldn't have to be such a pain in the ass

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DMCA 'reform' harbors return of SOPA

Behind the music and movie lobbyists' latest efforts to rewrite the DMCA lurk the restrictive remains of SOPA and PIPA legislation

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Linux 4.6 boosts container security, adds OrangeFS support

The latest version of the Linux kernel also features more reliable out-of-memory handling, 802.1AE MAC-level encryption, and support for Intel memory protection keys

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

HTML5 will be the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year

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The coolest drone projects at big enterprise IT companies

Cisco, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft are among the big enterprise IT companies with drone-related projects underway

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FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

In the conflict between government surveillance and individual privacy, it is not just the data on devices that is at stake. It is the data that travels to and from the devices

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4 big plans to fix internet security

Internet security is in crisis. These four proposals offer tangible solutions -- including one scheme to change the Internet's workings from top to bottom

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Cisco: How the Digital Network Architecture can help the network

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Cisco's Jeff Reed about how the company's new Digital Network Architecture will help enterprise networks with easier deployment, improving security and providing for new digital benefits.

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Privacy advocates want protections for US residents in foreign surveillance law

Congress should require warrants for agencies searching for US information in NSA databases, advocates say

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Enterprise networkers have organized: Here are their demands

The user group ONUG is pushing for four new software-defined networking technologies it says would better serve enterprise needs

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Wi-Fi's next step: High-density scenarios

At Interop 2016, Network World chats with Mike Leibovitz from Extreme Networks, about what comes next for enterprise Wi-Fi deployments after they've covered the office building and/or large campus.

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Aruba fixes networking device flaws that could open doors for hackers

Wireless networking device manufacturer Aruba Networks has fixed multiple vulnerabilities in its software that could, under certain circumstances, allow attackers to compromise devices.

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We can repair email -- but it’s going to hurt

The major service providers have the power to fix email, but it will break many other servers in the process

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Gigabit Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

Gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones

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Methods hackers use to attack DNS

At 2016 Interop, Cloudmark Engineering Director Angela Knox talks with Network World about several different ways that hackers go after DNS as part of other malicious attacks. Knox explains the methods for DNS ID hacking, spoofing,...

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Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but...

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OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws

Versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of the cryptographic library also patch several more bugs of lesser impact

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Opera becomes the first of the Top 5 browsers to integrate an ad blocker

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