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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

The Alphabet unit is trimming staff in some locations as it considers using mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service

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How much does 'Free Wi-Fi' cost your company?

Wi-Fi is often difficult to use, which kills productivity on the road, and it costs businesses nearly $3 billion a year

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The only realistic plan to avoid DDoS disaster

Emergencies like the Dyn DDoS attack will keep occurring. The only solution is a better, more secure internet

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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

Giving government spies unfettered access to everyone's wireless communications is not such a good idea after all


Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's massive DDoS attack

Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion in content play

The move reflects a trend for consolidation among communications and media firms

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12 extensions to TCP/IP that optimize internet connections

Here are a dozen ptimizations to the original TCP, UDP, and Internet protocols that improve performance

ISPs mind their MANRS to block DDoS attacks

The Internet Society's MANRS initiative improves Internet security by asking ISPs to clean up their routing rules and check network traffic


Verizon may want a $1 billion discount on Yahoo

Negative press about Yahoo may be taking a toll on its value

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FCC to vote on strict privacy rules for ISPs in late October

The regulations would require ISPs to get customer permission to use and share browsing histories and other personal information

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Firefox to follow Chrome’s lead on Flash, PDFs

The company is working with Google Chromium projects for PDF and Flash capabilities in order to modernize its Firefox browser


ICANN transition moves forward, despite last-minute attempt to block it

The legal fight over the transition away from U.S. oversight may not be over, however

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A first: ICANN will generate new DNSSec key

The update is a serious and critical undertaking that will ensure greater DNS security

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ISC updates critical DoS bug in BIND DNS software

The denial-of-service flaw in BIND can be triggered by specially crafted DNS packages and is capable of knocking critical servers offline

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Revenge of the broadband bullies

Pushback against municipal broadband and stalling tactics in granting access to utility poles keep incumbent ISPs safely entrenched

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

'Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,' one award winner said

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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

'I doubt I could have gotten away with either one,' says the father of the internet

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EU threatens to open e-commerce antitrust investigations

Manufacturers and suppliers may be unfairly restricting retailers' access to e-commerce channels, the European Commission warns

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