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Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

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Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

Cisco patches 3 year old security hole

IronPort appliances still had a Telnet vulnerability first discovered in December 2011

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One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

The company lost $437 million this quarter, as it prepares for the holiday season

Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology &...

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Wearable health devices are a novelty that wear off

A new PwC report shows that one third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.

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Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of the ultrafast computers.

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Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany today, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country’s borders.

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

The AWS Directory Service costs from $36.50 per month

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Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

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IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications.

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Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit.

IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

IBM will support Microsoft technologies, and vice versa, in each other's respective cloud

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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.

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Future points to healthcare IT as a Service

Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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