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Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

North America's Internet registry has started a waiting list for requests it can't fulfill

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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

The company has embedded its cloud Operations Management Suite into System Center, and has enhanced its Azure backup offerings

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Federal wiretaps down slightly, encryption impact decreases

According to the 2014 Wiretap Report, released today by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts a total of a total of 3,554 wiretaps were reported as authorized, with 1,279 authorized by federal judges and 2,275...

Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

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Clearing the fog around open switching terminology

Open switching has spawned a small lexicon that can be confusing to newcomers, leaving them wondering what the difference is, say, between bare metal switches and white box switches, and whether the differences really matter or are...

African e-tailers deploy antifraud systems to gain trust, boost online payments

There is still reluctance among users in the region to pay online in advance of goods received

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Wow! Facebook’s new logo doesn’t do that

Facebook has a new logo, though most will be hard-pressed to tell the new one from the old one.

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Acquia, hybris partner to democratize software development

When famed investor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen opined that "software is eating the world" a few years ago, he was reflecting on the number of different examples of software disrupting the way industries work - from AirBnB to...

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Docker, the container company with a whale of a logo, “adopted” a real whale

Docker – the container company that has captured the attention of the technology industry and has a whale for a logo – has “adopted” a real life whale.

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How Cisco brings communications to disaster relief efforts

A look at the high-tech tools Cisco employs to establish communications in areas that have recently suffered a disaster.

One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

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What’s the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other...

Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year

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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

Along with Apple Music came fixes for a laundry list of exploits and a long-overdue change to Apple's digital certificate policy.

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127 devices added to the Internet each second, but Congress is clueless about IoT

Every second there are 127 items added to the Internet, but how is Congress keeping up with the Internet of Things? A new investigation revealed that it's not.

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers are moving to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

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