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The modern guide to staying safe online

The modern guide to staying safe online

Keeping safe and productive online requires smart decision-making and just the right preventive measures to fit the level of risk you can live with.

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Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

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.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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It’s now easier to check if that used smartphone you might buy is stolen

If you’re intent on buying a used phone – and don’t want to buy a hot one – you now have a new tool that will allow you to be reasonably confident that devide hasn’t been reported stolen.

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Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

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.

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Comparing the performance of popular public DNS providers

In this article, we’ll dive into our results from measuring the performance of 10 popular public DNS providers—for those who use third party providers, the conclusions can help inform your choice in public DNS resolvers.

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Artificial intelligence tool fixes password weakness

Simply labeling a password weak or strong doesn’t work. Password meters must tell people what’s wrong with their password and suggest fixes. AI can do that.

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Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality

An apparent bot-generated campaign has posted more than 83,400 comments on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website supporting the agency chairman's plan to gut net neutrality rules.

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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FCC should produce logs to prove ‘multiple DDoS attacks’ stopped net neutrality comments

Fight for the Future says the FCC should produce its logs to prove its claim that "multiple DDoS attacks" silenced net neutrality comments.

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McNealy sees Sun's past in IoT's future

Onetime Sun CEO Scott McNealy sees some of the legendary company's vision coming to fruition in an IoT "data bus" from a small Silicon Valley outfit called Real-Time Innovations. On Tuesday, McNealy became the first member of RTI's...

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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How IoT faded when net neutrality became ‘pay to play’

A futuristic view of the IoT industry set in 2020 projects how the industry could be impacted if net neutrality is replaced by "pay to play."

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‘Found a leaky ethernet port’

As a regular reader of Reddit’s section devoted to system administration, I have come to understand that subject lines such as “Found a leaky ethernet port” do no always mean what one might assume they mean.

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