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


Cisco gets Computer History Museum haven

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., this week said it had created a Cisco Archive that promises to document and preserve the networking giant’s impact on the industry and Internet.

What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?

What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?

From hybrid networks to security challenges the potential WAN disruption list is long.

FTC targets group that made billions of robocalls

FTC and 10 state attorneys general settle with vacation services group that made massive robocall across the country.

DARPA to target cyber privacy protection tech

DARPA to target cyber privacy protection tech

DARPA said: “The ability to analyze large amounts of aggregated personal data can help businesses optimize online commerce, medical workers address public health issues, and governments interrupt terrorist activities. However,...

FTC: Imposter scams bully into top 3 consumer complaints spot

Imposter scams where rip-off artists impersonate IRS, FBI or other official has moved into third place – its highest placement on the Federal Trade Commission’s annual evaluation of consumer complaints.

Net neutrality: The second two most boring words in the English language says HBO’s John Oliver

HBO’s John Oliver takes apart the net neutrality issue in a piece from his Last Week Tonight with John Oliver HBO show in 2014.

CIA: A world without Google Maps or satellites?

CIA: A world without Google Maps or satellites?

Developed in the late 1950s Corona’s exact role, that of taking pictures of eastern Europe, the USSR and Asia was classified, but Americans knew of its existence as the U.S. Air Force’s Discoverer program, which the government called...

DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic

DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic

Those are the main reasons the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cites for wanting to build an advanced generation of sensors capable of transmitting data on air, surface and/or undersea activities above the Arctic Circle for...

DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier

DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier

This week the advanced research agency announced the Communicating with Computers (CwC) program that aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators. CWC aims to accelerate progress toward two-way communication...

IBM busts the nasty myths of the millennial employee

IBM’s study, "Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths" found that the central difference between Millennial and older employees is their digital talent, which comes from growing up immersed in a digital world. But, for things...

NASA probing contest for spacecraft that capture, manipulate small orbiting objects

NASA this week began exploring a Centennial Challenge program that would require contestants to build spacecraft capable of catching, capturing, and manipulating small objects in space at high speeds. The idea is such spacecraft...

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