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The future of SDN

While SDN hasn't found much of a home in commercial projects, some companies have fully integrated it with their business plans

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Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

Assange had earlier promised to face US extradition if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, which she was on Tuesday

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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Why IoT standards aren't coming any time soon

A few standards are starting to come together, but it looks like the battles will go on for a few more years

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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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2017: The year of widespread SDN adoption and DDoS attack mitigation

What can we expect in 2017? Accelerated SDN adoption and sharper focus for DDoS attacks.

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Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Admins, act now to avoid ransomware and other forms of extortion -- you won't likely get your data back even when you pay

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Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

The change is part of Yahoo's transition to an investment company

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Windows 10 tips and tricks for Wi-Fi and networking

There have been many changes in Windows 10, especially since the first anniversary update last August, officially called version 1607. Here are some of the most important changes related to the Wi-Fi and networking aspects of Windows...

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MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

Ransomware is lucrative, and attackers looking for new ways to extort enterprises are going after data stored on web and app servers, even SaaS apps

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Open source server simplifies HTTPS, security certificates

Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default

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The hottest products from CES 2017

CES once again promises to showcase the latest and greatest gizmos and gadgets, and Acer, Linkys, Lenovo, and others show their stuff

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Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air? Yep, with Nvidia GeForce Now

Believe it! Mac users are no longer limited to shovelware or aged games, thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service.

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2016 IT spending cemented shift to cloud and security

The biggest losses were in datacenter hardware spending, but network security and wireless LAN saw major gains as cloud-first strategies come to the fore

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Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

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