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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

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Who will manage IoT in the enterprise?

School district repurposes buses as Wi-Fi hotspots

School district repurposes buses as Wi-Fi hotspots

Eight school buses have so far been turned into mobile hotspots. They are driven to the poorest neighborhoods and parked overnight to provide internet access.

Government worst of all industries in cybersecurity, says report

Government worst of all industries in cybersecurity, says report

Malware, password theft and worker indiscretions are problems for all levels of government. And it may not just be related to lack of money.

ISPs see big ingress by mobile operators for internet, study finds

ISPs see big ingress by mobile operators for internet, study finds

A U.S. government survey finds consumers prefer mobile over fixed-line internet and fewer use desktop PCs.

Networked clothing getting closer

Networked clothing getting closer

Sewing machines can be used to create micro-thin embroidered antennas and other circuitry that could bring cheap, comfortable ‘e-textiles’ to the Internet of Things.

Cyberattack prediction to improve drastically

Cyberattack prediction to improve drastically

A combination of machine-learning and human intervention promises 85 percent cyberattack detection, says an MIT lab. And combining humans with AI generally may provide benefits.

Sleep and other patterns pinpoint individuals in datasets, study finds

Sleep and other patterns pinpoint individuals in datasets, study finds

Simple behavior, tracked by apps, is enough to spot individuals in a dataset, according to a study conducted by Columbia University and Google researchers.

Personal data is exposed by older, shortened URLs

Personal data is exposed by older, shortened URLs

Cloud services security can be compromised through the use of URL shorteners, researchers say.

Almost all of IT budgets will soon be dedicated to cloud, Intel study finds

Almost all of IT budgets will soon be dedicated to cloud, Intel study finds

Intel says 80% of IT budgets are about to be aimed at cloud. One niggle, though, is a question over security.

Marines launch cyberspace warfare group

Marines launch cyberspace warfare group

The U.S. Marine Corps intends to protect its networks and communications with a new cyberspace operations team.

Teens will sell their personal information for cash, research finds

Teens will sell their personal information for cash, research finds

Teens would rather sell their personal information than work, according to a survey of teenagers in the U.K.

Wi-Fi-based positioning improves access point security

Wi-Fi-based positioning improves access point security

High-accuracy indoor localization, along with password-free Wi-Fi, is now a possibility with new access point technology.

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