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Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users


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Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

The big vendors are among founding members of a consortium aimed at strengthening technical and user communities

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LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

Carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let wireless providers mess with your home connection

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What's new in Windows 10 build 10158

Solid new version of Windows 10 Insider Preview makes it look likely that Microsoft will indeed hit RTM by July 29

Video: How to get started with Docker

DockerCon 2015 brought a bevy of presentations for both vets of the containerization technology and newcomers; this one's for the newbies

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OpenDaylight's SDN software is aimed at telecom, not enterprise needs

Much like OpenStack, OpenDaylight's Lithium is more attractive to telcos and carriers than mainstream enterprises -- and it's far from the only project of its kind

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

Cyber criminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

In a huge victory,Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

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Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

The aging foundation of Certificate Authorities shows yet another crack as security experts are caught unaware

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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Company bows to pressure, will halt practice of changing patch service's settings on its hardware 'within a few days'

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Cause for celebration: Microsoft managed to get recent patches relatively right

In a run unrivaled in its recent patching history, there were few botched patches from Redmond in May and June

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Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The new version is 32 percent faster in compilation time, while the version 1.2 beta supports Microsoft's Visual C

FCC's Wheeler defends Net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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Report: Clickfraud malware a gateway to other threats

Malware that secretly clicks on ads to defraud advertisers might seem generally harmless, but is often just the first invader of a potentially long chain of more serious infections

Satya Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: help people 'achieve more'

In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO says he sees 'tough choices' ahead for the company as it enters a new fiscal year

5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

New spectrum bands in the 6GHz to 100GHz range will be needed to operate a new generation of mobile networks

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The future of road rage: Delphi self-driving car survives brush with Google self-driving car

The vehicles didn't collide, but the Google car apparently was at fault, putting a dent in the dignity of Google's self-driving car project

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