Michael Cooney

Online News Editor

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

FAA warns drone owners: Stay away from the Super Bowl

IBM to offer research tech that protects user privacy, security

Known as Identity Mixer the technology basically prevents third parties or those looking to steal personal information from ever accessing such data in the first place by revealing only selected data to service providers.

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

The Internet of Things universe is expanding quickly, and there are now over 25 billion connected devices in use worldwide, with that number set to rise significantly as consumer goods companies, auto manufacturers, healthcare...

Can drones hunt with wolf pack-like success? DARPA thinks so

Can drones hunt with wolf pack-like success? DARPA thinks so

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is set to detail a program the agency wants to come up with software and algorithms that would let unmanned military aircraft hunt in packs like wolves.

FTC: IRS imposter complaints up more than 2,300% in 2014

FTC says taxpayer ID theft scams also at all-time high.

US intelligence group wants to reverse-engineer human brain algorithms

US intelligence group wants to reverse-engineer human brain algorithms

In an effort to significantly improve artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, the research arm of the of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently announced a program whose chief goal is to...

FBI and IRS warn of pervasive, maddening business, consumer scams

FBI says man-in-the-middle e-mail scam cost victims $214M; IRS says phone scam has 3,000 victims who’ve paid over $14M.

The hottest 3D printing projects

The hottest 3D printing projects

From cars to houses, 3D printers are changing design technology.

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

When it comes to grabbing-up as much information as possible, there’s no substitute for bulk collection techniques – but isolating collected data, restricting queries that can be made against those data, and auditing data usage could...

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson this week said he wants to launch as many as 2,400 small satellites in an effort to set up a constellation capable of bringing broadband communications through a company called OneWeb to millions of...

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

The IBM study, “Automotive 2025: Industry without borders,” amassed interviews with 175 executives from automotive OEMs, suppliers, and other leaders in 21 countries and found that by 2025 cars will be able to learn, heal, drive and...

Quick look inside IBM’s snazzy new mainframe

Quick look inside IBM’s snazzy new mainframe

What did IBM do to celebrate the mainframe’s 51st birthday? Reinvented the Big Iron basically.

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