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After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

In Japan, Uber dons white gloves to battle an elegant rival

A small group of foreign and domestic firms is trying to improve on Japanese taxi services

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source

FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency

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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Breakthrough could make it easier to lay fiber at long distances

Scientists say they've found a way to stretch fiber further without distortion, thus eliminating expensive repeaters.

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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