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  • This tech would let Facebook and Google stop fake news now
    by Andrew C. Oliver on November 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

    “Fake news” is all the rage in the press these days. In the United States at least, fake news (aka lying) oddly isn’t illegal and is probably protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. But Russian fake news meant to influence an election probably is illegal or at least regulated. Moreover the First Amendment doesn’t apply to state actors or citizens of other countries living abroad.Facebook and Google went before Congress to talk about how they’re […]

  • How live streaming is reinventing education
    by Damian Wolf on September 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Live streaming is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies are investing millions of dollars to integrate live streaming into their platforms. Educational sites are also trying to take advantage of live streaming technology.Experts believe that live streaming has the potential to change how millions of learners across the globe gain access to education. LiveEdu is one such educational platform that is using live streaming to help learners improve […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: Consumers and blockchain: lots of promise, many hurdles
    by Dennis Mitzner on August 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Blockchain is making headway into finance as banks are looking to implement their own blockchain projects and many startups leverage new blockchain platforms to power their offerings. Even investing and venture capital are under some scrutiny as token sales and initial coin offerings (ICOs) might prove to be rewarding alternatives to traditional funding for startups.However, despite this roaring buzz in the industry, blockchain has yet to achieve wider acceptance by average consumers. In […]

  • How the dark web has gone corporate
    on July 26, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Some criminals on the dark web are taking their cues from the practices of corporate IT. Illicit offerings run the gamut from code that buyers have to implement themselves to turnkey solutions and consulting services. […]

  • Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on July 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    NordVPN gives you a private and fast path through the public Internet. All of your data is protected every step of the way using revolutionary 2048-bit SSL encryption even a supercomputer can’t crack. Access Hulu, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Sky, RaiTV and much more from anywhere in the world. Unmetered access for 6 simultaneous devices. You're sure to find dozens of good uses for a VPN. Take advantage of the current 72% off deal that makes all of this available to you for just $3.29/month (access […]

  • What's next in IoT innovations?
    on July 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Tom Soderstrom talks about the cutting-edge work happening at Jet Propulsion Lab in the evolving field of internet of things. […]

  • Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live
    on June 29, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking." […]

  • Cisco's New Network Management
    on June 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking […]

  • 53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on May 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The Linksys DPC3008 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 340 Mbps and upload speeds up to 120 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures you can connect directly to your existing cable broadband service. Comcast-certified, the DPC3008's simple setup allows you to get connected quickly and easily. It also allows you to stop paying monthly modem-rental […]

  • Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore
    on May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net. […]

  • Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments
    by Grant Gross on May 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    A conservative group took credit for a barrage of anti-net neutrality comments posted on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website this week, but it denied generating fake activism.The Center for Individual Freedom said it did not use a bot to generate comments after news reports raised questions about the legitimacy of the posts. Between Monday and early Wednesday afternoon, the FCC had received more than 128,000 comments duplicating the language provided by CFIF.To read this […]

  • Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official
    by Peter Sayer on May 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union advised Thursday.According to Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, Uber's platform falls under EU regulations for transport, not information services, so can be required to obtain the necessary licences and authorizations under national law.[ Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to […]

  • Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality
    by Grant Gross on May 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Some supporters of a U.S. Federal Communications Commission plan to repeal its recent net neutrality rules have apparently resorted to dirty tricks.An apparent bot-generated campaign has posted more than 83,400 comments on the FCC's website supporting the agency's plan to gut its own net neutrality rules.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily […]

  • FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality -- again
    by Grant Gross on May 9, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website slowed to a crawl after comic and political commentator John Oliver urged viewers to flood the agency with comments in support of net neutrality, in what appeared to be a repeat of a 2014 incident.With the FCC headed toward a repeal of net neutrality rules it passed in early 2015, Oliver on Sunday echoed his "Last Week Tonight" commentary on the topic from three years ago. (Note to viewers: The link to Oliver's new diatribe is not […]

  • Congress joins the FCC to kill net neutrality
    by Caroline Craig on May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

    The "Restoring Internet Freedom" meme spread to Congress this week, and foes of net neutrality seemed emboldened to dial up the volume in their campaign of misinformation.Last week, FCC chair Ajit Pai revealed his plan to gut net neutrality regulations. This week, nine Republican Senators introduced a bill that would prevent the agency from ever trying to reinstate those rules. The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would "prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying […]

  • Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care
    by Mary K. Pratt on May 3, 2017 at 11:08 am

    It seems that not a week goes by without social media hitting a new high — or, as United Airlines might attest, a new low. Whatever your perspective, there’s no denying that social networks and online connections can shape how we work, think and interact to a dramatic degree.High-tech analyst and consultant Scott Steinberg offers guidance on how to get along in this digital world with his new book, Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World, which […]

  • Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10
    by Gregg Keizer on May 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Microsoft will sever the update ties between Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge, to give company developers a way to refresh the browser more often than twice a year, according to an online report."Users will finally be able to get updates to the Edge browser via the Windows Store, which will allow Microsoft to add new features more frequently," wrote Rich Woods of Neowin Monday, citing unnamed sources within Microsoft.[ Safeguard your browsers; InfoWorld's experts tell you how in the […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: Should you dump Chrome for Firefox?
    by Jim Lynch on May 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Should you switch from Chrome to Firefox? Chrome and Firefox have both been at the top of the heap when it comes to browsers. But these days it seems like Chrome has become the king of browsers, with many Firefox users having switched over to it.But is it time to dump Chrome and go back to Firefox? This topic came up recently in a thread on the Linux subreddit, and it drew some passionate responses.Ardeaf started the thread with this post: Switched to Chrome when it first came out because […]

  • US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return
    by John Ribeiro on May 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

    A bill introduced Monday by some U.S. senators aims to repeal net neutrality rules under the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and ban the agency from issuing similar regulations in the future.The legislation aims to give some permanence to recent moves by the Republican-dominated FCC to repeal provisions of the 2015 order. There are concerns that if the FCC at some point comes under the control of Democrats, it will promptly restore the rules under the 2015 […]

  • Appeals court won't rehear a challenge to net neutrality rules
    by Grant Gross on May 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules.The court's decision on Monday is a hollow victory for net neutrality supporters. Just last Wednesday, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to repeal the rules at the agency, without a court ordering him to do so.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • FCC chief guts net neutrality under the banner of 'freedom'
    by Caroline Craig on April 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

    We can all rest easy. Ajit Pai is going to restore the free and open internet we’ve been pining for, lo these past two years.In his speech at a FreedomWorks event this week, the FCC chief lamented the lost golden age of broadband, which we lived in before onerous net neutrality regulations were passed that mandated ISPs treat all internet traffic equally and forbid them from blocking or throttling users’ access to content.[ Read ‘em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | […]

  • AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022
    by Andrew C. Oliver on April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Recently, a co-worker said AI was so extreme that if put in charge of human happiness, it would strap us to a chair on a heroin drip à la “The Matrix.”He’s watched too many movies. Mostly, AI simply finds “which of these things is not like the other” in a large set—or handles the opposite task of grouping similar objects. It’s not something to be afraid of anytime soon, really. But his fantasy made me wonder what other things people think is or […]

  • Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba
    by Martyn Williams on April 26, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country’s communications evolution and promising faster access to Google’s services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn’t have to be accessed over long distances.[ Office 365 vs. Google G Suite: Productivity smackdown • Collaboration smackdown • Management […]

  • German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban
    by Peter Sayer on April 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.Last August, Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp changed its privacy policy to allow the transfer of its users' personal information to Facebook for processing. That angered the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, which in September ordered the companies to stop the transfer until they had obtained users' consent, and to delete any […]

  • FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality
    by Grant Gross on April 26, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to kick off a proceeding to “reverse the mistake” of the agency’s 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.The rulemaking proceeding would be the first step toward repealing the regulations and reversing the agency’s 2015 decision to classify broadband as a regulated, telecom-like service.[ Read ‘em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | […]

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