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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The move to deregulate business data services could lead to price hikes for small businesses, critics say

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Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

The move by the online ad company is seen as defensive, and will allow only certain acceptable ads to be shown

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

However, the change won't speed up the browser's release tempo

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Anyone can command these live streaming bots via chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.

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FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

Small and medium-size businesses in the US could get hit with price increases of up to 25 percent, some critics say

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24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner, Charter, and More - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps. It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 that is 32X faster than 2.0 devices. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster...

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Only in the USA: ISPs get tax dollars to build weak broadband

Tennessee votes to give millions of taxpayer dollars to AT&T and Comcast rather than let municipal broadband expand at no taxpayer expense

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DDoS attacks abusing exposed LDAP servers on the rise

A pair of advisories from Ixia and Akamai illustrate how DDoS attackers can abuse legitimate protocols to launch ever larger reflection attacks

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Clean up your DNS act or get pwned like this bank

The key takeaway from the massive heist at a Brazilian bank is what security experts have been saying for years: secure DNS

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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FCC has a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

The proposal would reverse a 2015 reclassification of broadband providers, and have them promise not to block or prioritize internet traffic

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FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

Fresh off selling out consumer privacy, the FCC will next set out to repeal net neutrality

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Twitter sues the US government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account that is critical of the immigration...

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes internet privacy rules

Opera implies the boost in new users stems from privacy anxieties; but third-party metrics haven't shown increased U.S. activity for the browser

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Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

The court decision did not address key issues of whether the broad searches, which were coupled with gag orders, were unconstitutional

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Phishing scammers exploit Wix web hosting

Criminals flock to free web services to establish their attack infrastructure. The latest example: A group using free website host Wix for its phishing pages

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