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UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

It means you won't get real 5G service until 2020, according to the ITU, the UN's telecom standards body

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Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

F-Secure publishes 34 pages of chat transcripts between victims and gang's 'support rep'

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FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules

Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices

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Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

SHA-1 in digital certificates and cryptographic keys hasn't been safe for years. With the world's first successful collision attack, the clock has run out for the hash function

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

The pre-commercial service for selected customers will connect homes with high-speed wireless

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Verizon knocks off $350M from Yahoo deal after breaches

Yahoo will also share in some potential liabilities related to two massive data breaches

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Three technologies that could demolish slow internet

New last-mile solutions could bring fast broadband to millions around the world

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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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Tim Cook: Augmented reality is the future, and fake news is ruining everything

Apple's CEO speaks out about the biggest issues facing the tech industry and the world

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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Attackers are exploiting the recently patched REST API vulnerability that allows code to be injected into WordPress websites

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Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Senators and digital rights groups promise to fight any attempt to roll back the regulations

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Fretting over fake news? It's only going to get worse

Soon, not even experts will be able to tell the difference between fraudulent and genuine content. Ultimately, it comes down to the reputation of whoever created it

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Hacker takes out dark web hosting service using well-known exploit

A major hosting service for sites on the dark web has apparently been hacked, resulting in scores of hidden sites, including those offering child pornography, going offline.

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Google ordered by U.S. court to produce emails stored abroad

An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft

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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules a "top-down power grab," leading many observers to expect a quick repeal.

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Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google doesn't seem to trust the current system, as it has launched its own security certificates

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The end of net neutrality is bad for IT, too

The overwhelming majority of IT pros see no upside in deregulating the internet, according to a recent survey

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