Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

Some say the privacy climate has improved due to technology advances, but that could change with the new administration

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G

FAQ: What is 802.11ad wireless technology?

FAQ: What is 802.11ad wireless technology?

Short-range super Wi-Fi is just starting to hit the market

EU outlines stiff new net neutrality rules

EU outlines stiff new net neutrality rules

Meanwhile, a court battle over net neutrality is ongoing in the United States

FAQ: What the FCC’s 5G vote will mean

FAQ: What the FCC’s 5G vote will mean

Thursday's vote will identify and open new high frequency bands for the next big jump in mobile data capabilities

Tech culture still pushing out women, study finds

Tech culture still pushing out women, study finds

Social dynamics and 'culture fit' are big reasons that female engineers leave the profession at a higher rate than their male counterparts

Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Cloud, OpenStack, and networking expertise in open source are all sought by those filling jobs

5G cellular slowly, carefully taking shape

5G cellular slowly, carefully taking shape

Experts share visions of 5G cellular networking at CableLabs InformED Wireless event in New York

Edward Snowden: Privacy can't depend on corporations standing up to the government

Edward Snowden: Privacy can't depend on corporations standing up to the government

Service providers aren't to be trusted, Snowden says at Free Software Foundation's LibrePlanet event at MIT

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

Linux Foundation’s bylaws were changed Jan. 15 to do away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members

Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine

Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine

Court transcript also revealed that Google has made a total of $31 billion in revenue on Android

Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

By eliminating self-interference from Wi-Fi radios, Kumu Networks aims to make Wi-Fi hotspots twice as efficient

Data scientists have the hottest job in America

Data scientists have the hottest job in America

In a new report on the best jobs in the U.S., 10 of the top 25 were jobs in the technology industry

Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source projects

Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source projects

The Mozilla Foundation, which underwrites the development of the Firefox browser, announced Friday that it would contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support...

Worries mount that upcoming LTE-U deployments will hurt Wi-Fi

Worries mount that upcoming LTE-U deployments will hurt Wi-Fi

Despite the assurances of its inventors, there’s an ominous lack of proof that LTE-U technology won't muck up current Wi-Fi deployments

Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing 'brutal' communications style

Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing 'brutal' communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer is stepping down from her direct work in the kernel community

Google Compute Engine adds bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine continues to grow, but it still lags behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the market

U.S. Internet connection speeds still lag behind other developed nations

The U.S. came in 19th in average connection speed according to the latest State of the Internet report from CDN and cloud service provider Akamai

Test like crazy for Java happiness, report says

Small, responsive and dedicated performance teams tend to be the ones that produce the highest-performing Java code, according to a study by RebelLabs.

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData open-source project helps businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data

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