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Carriers want to take your Wi-Fi for their own use

An unlikely alliance of consumer advocates, cable providers, and tech companies push back on carriers' congestion-handling technology

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

A Stanford computer scientist said the practice poses privacy and performance risks

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College kids to the rescue with IT support startup HelloTech

Not that Baby Boomers or Gen X homeowners are clueless about technology, but startup HelloTech is banking on people of a certain age needing a bit of assistance to live the Internet of Things dream.

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How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability

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Can you hack an airplane? Brace yourself

Suddenly, everyone is worried about malicious hackers breaching networks connected to airplane control systems

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers, and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes

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12 tips to tune your Wi-Fi network

More and more people are looking for Wi-Fi connectivity, especially at public venues -- on their laptops, smartphones and tablets -- to help conserve cellular data usage.

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing, and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has defined standard ways to carry out common uses of Wi-Fi Direct

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

The new Un-leashed offering allows unlimited calls and text message outside the U.S. and on U.S. airliners with Gogo in-flight service

Microsoft tries yet again to fix Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi problems

Initial reports about the Surface Pro 3's sixth firmware update in three months are promising, but users are still having Wi-Fi wake-up problems

Comcast's open Wi-Fi hotspots inject ads into your browser

By injecting JavaScript ads into your browser, Comcast could be creating unintended security vulnerabilities

FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many small, power-sipping devices for broader Internet access

15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT trying to protect corporate data and IP

Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi problems persist despite a new update

Early reports on yesterday's Surface Pro 3 firmware updates aren't good -- but Microsoft promises yet another one on July 16

What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete

Oops! Surface Pro 3 firmware and driver update causing sluggish Wi-Fi

If you have a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3, hold off on applying the June 19 system firmware update

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Could allowing strangers to use your Wi-Fi actually protect your privacy?

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