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Experts: FCC will adopt Net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility


IoT groups are like an orchestra tuning up: The music starts in 2016

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now

Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

Frequently asked questions about the North Korean Internet incident

Questions abound, but speculation is emerging

Hotel group asks FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

Marriott and its allies say this capability is necessary to protect the security of their own networks

North Korea's Internet restored after 9-hour outage

The outage had led to speculation that the United States had retaliated in the wake of the hack of Sony Pictures

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Video: Look back at Microsoft's big changes in 2014

With a new CEO and a new vision, Microsoft spent much of the past year transitioning from a devices-and-services company to one focused on productivity and platforms

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Microsoft adds TouchDevelop capabilities to Windows App Studio

However, developers wanting to upgrade Windows 8.0 apps must use Visual Studio 2013

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The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above

Two competing approaches for live kernel patching have been fused into a hybrid strategy and submitted for acceptance to Linux 3.20 kernel

Sony wants Twitter to suspend account of user who posted leaked documents

Confidential information from Sony was leaked after a hack in late November

Google's prototype car ready, but it's more VW Beetle than Porsche

Sensor views are one reason for the self-driving vehicle's cute, rounded looks

Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers, which are called directory authorities

Judge nixes HP's settlement of shareholder suit over Autonomy

HP's proposed settlement to shareholders could let the company of the hook for far too much, a judge ruled

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Spark 1.2 challenges MapReduce's Hadoop dominance

The newest version of Spark in-memory framework for Hadoop improves performance on clusters and adds more Python support

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Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

The company is looking to extend its Google Cloud Dataflow platform to other languages and environments

Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countries

The Android One low-cost phone was first introduced in India

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Your PaaS has Docker ... so what?

Docker is becoming standard issue in PaaS offerings, but merely 'Docker-washing' a service is no longer enough

Microsoft files suit against alleged tech support scammers

Over one-third of U.S. citizens contacted by scammers fall for the scam, according to Microsoft

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