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Google gives more ground in battle against Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Google has now agreed to remove links from all of its domains – including Google.com – that are accessible from a European country in which the company has acquiesced to a citizen’s invocation of his or her “right to be forgotten” as...

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SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

Ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs. Sound too good to be true? It’s SD-WAN, a software-based approach to managing your Wide Area Network. Think of SDN, but for your branch. It’s early days for this technology,...

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U.S. intelligence chief touts IoT as a spying opportunity

U.S. director of national intelligence James Clapper recently acknowledged that government surveillance can use the Internet of Things (IoT) for spying.

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A new IoT gateway design could be Bluetooth's ticket to the cloud

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to raise Bluetooth's profile in the Internet of Things with a toolkit for building gateways between the short-range wireless network and the Internet.

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Drugs, guns, and hitmen more common on dark web than religious extremism

Drugs, hitmen, and money laundering are among the trove of iffy material on the dark web, a research group has found. Surprisingly sparse was extremist religious propaganda.

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Paul McCartney gives Skype some silly love songs

Skype announced a new set of animated "Mojis" Wednesday aimed at letting users express their love, with some help from Paul McCartney.

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Review: Azure brings IoT to .Net developers

Azure IoT Suite attracts with plenty of device SDKs including C#, but some pieces are still missing

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Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Park Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

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Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung sees the popular Raspberry Pi board as a way for masses to develop products with Tizen OS.

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Netflix tags in PayPal to cut off VPN users, but will it work?

PayPal reportedly announced that it will stop processing payments to VPN services, which many use to access Netflix movies and TV shows that are blocked in their region as a result of copyright restrictions.

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Cisco fires off recall on fire prone switches

IE5000 industrial Ethernet devices have a short that could spark combustion

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Review: Amazon eases developers into IoT

Amazon’s SDKs, back-end services, and guides provide everything you need to start building cloud applications for IP-connected devices

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Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

New Sup6T has arrived, as well as a low-end supervisor for the 4500-E and a "Mini" for small sites

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Flaws in Trane thermostats underscore IoT security risks, Cisco says

Cisco warned on Monday of serious flaws it found in an Internet-connected thermostat control, which it said are typical among products of vendors who aren't well-versed in network security.

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5G might be your next home broadband service

An AT&T regulatory filing last week shed light on a lesser-known aspect of the emerging 5G wireless standard that could be a boon to some consumers: Home broadband.

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5 myths about the Internet of Things

How we will get the most value out of IoT

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Business leaders lack confidence in IoT technology

Businesses are slowly starting to adopt Internet of Things technology. However, a survey from IT staffing firm TEKsystems shows that while leaders understand the impact of the IoT, overall confidence in its adoption is low.

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