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Sorry internet: The Super Bowl still happens elsewhere

Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

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An interesting tidbit came out of Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference on Tuesday: Half of the traffic on Verizon’s mobile networks is now video, FierceWireless reported, and by 2017 Verizon expects that number to grow to two-thirds. At first glance, it would appear...
Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

Cisco to Buy Israeli Software Maker

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Cisco Systems agreed to buy Israeli software maker Intucell for $475 million, as the technology heavyweight looks to address the challenges brought about by increased network traffic....
Cisco to Buy Israeli Software Maker

Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

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Opera has released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which sees iOS regain its position as the top mobile platform based on advertising impressions, after Android took the crown during its previous report for the fourth quarter of 2012. The leap-frogging between the two rival operating systems demonstrates how...
Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

www.computerworld.com
The health care industry's increased use of electronic medical records (EMRs), wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology has turned hospital networks into important components in patient treatment. Practicing medicine now requires maintaining constant wireless connectivity and possibly managing wired network traffic if doctors and nurses are to fully leverage...
Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

www.extremetech.com
In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries.This news comes from XS4All, one of...
BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay
Roccat demos Power-Grid iPhone companion app for PC gaming (video)

Real-time social software Livefyre now serving 1B monthly page views, up 468% in the last year

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Real-time social software service Livefyre has announced that it is now serving 1 billion page views a month. This growth is possible because the company now has more than 200 enterprise customers and new product being released. The company tells us that along with this, it has seen incredible growth...
Real-time social software Livefyre now serving 1B monthly page views, up 468% in the last year
Comcast's Xbox 360 video service flies in the face of the FCC's net neutrality efforts

Network Analysis Reveals Apparent (And Legally Questionable) Attack On Torrent Networks

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Last week, we talked about a Microsoft-funded operation calling itself "Pirate Pay" and claiming to shut down torrents of pirated films by poisoning the P2P network with false data. At the time, former BitTorrent VP John Pettitt had commented that their system sounds ineffective and potentially illegal. Now, an anonymous...
Network Analysis Reveals Apparent (And Legally Questionable) Attack On Torrent Networks

Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

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Chinese telecom gear makers Huwaei and ZTE are about to get blacklisted by the U.S. Congress in a report to be published Monday. Reuters reports that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will recommend U.S. companies don’t use wares from the two companies over fears that...
Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

What harm can possibly come from a MAC address?

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If you are new to doing privacy threat analysis, I should explain that to do it, you need to be thoroughly pessimistic.  A privacy threat analysis is in this sense no different from any other security threat analysis.   In our pessimistic frame of mind we then need to brainstorm from two different vantage points.  The first is the...
What harm can possibly come from a MAC address?

Syria drops offline, again

arstechnica.com
At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again
The Transparency Grenade captures clandestine communications

MetaFlows launches low-cost SaaS product that unifies network security

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Network security monitoring startup MetaFlows launched a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product that can be installed on low-cost hardware to monitor network traffic flow, detect possible intrusions and analyze event logs....
MetaFlows launches low-cost SaaS product that unifies network security
Huawei backs out of US network equipment market, citing unfavorable 'geopolitical reasons'

3 Ways Social Media Can Put Enterprises at Risk

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While the basic risks of social media are well known to most enterprise security managers, there are many dark corners of social media that can be just as dangerous or even more so. Here are three ways that social media can sneak malware and exploits across your corporate firewalls, and...
3 Ways Social Media Can Put Enterprises at Risk

Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

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LightWire's optics transceiver. Cisco said Friday it is buying LightWire, a company that makes optics chips using traditional chip manufacturing techniques in a deal valued at $271 million. This is a significant acquisition for Cisco because it stays true to its core networking business and advances it with some pretty...
Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

Stealthy SDN security play vArmour gets $6M

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Networking security startup vArmour Networks raised $6 million in first round funding led by Highland Capital Partners, bringing the company’s total funding to $8 million. The startup, formed in January 2011 by two veterans from NetScreen, plans to use the funding to launch the company and for customer sales. The company...
Stealthy SDN security play vArmour gets $6M
How New York City has a lab rat for AT&T's network engineers

Intel Leads $20M Round For Solera Networks

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Solera Networks just announced that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding from Intel Capital (the chip-maker’s investment arm) and others. The company says its DeepSee Platform can index and classify all network traffic, giving companies a comprehensive picture of their network security in real-time, either for spotting...
Intel Leads $20M Round For Solera Networks

Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

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(L to R) Lane Patterson, CTO, Equinix; Kenneth Duda, Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering, Arista Networks(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com OpenFlow and software-defined networking may be hot topics in the infrastructure industry right now — but not everyone believes they are up to scratch. At a panel discussing internet bypass...
Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?
Based on network traffic alone, Netflix handily beats Amazon, HBO & Hulu
Apple fixes App Store vulnerability after Google dev reports it
How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business
Mobile Video Accounts For 50 Percent Of Verizon's Traffic

Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

www.guardian.co.uk
Shirin Dehghan saw an opportunity to help networks manage the massive increase in data traffic that 3G would bringA former Vodafone engineer whose software company helped O2 manage the avalanche of mobile phone traffic during the London Olympics has sold the business she founded a decade ago for £57m.Shirin Dehghan,...
Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

Google touts benefits of WebP image format

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Switching just one Google site its own image format saves the company terabytes of network traffic a day. Maybe showing it off will help it find some allies, too. [Read more]...
Google touts benefits of WebP image format

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

Class-Action Suit Filed Against Yahoo! For Yahoo! Contributor Network Hack

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Yahoo! (Getty) That was fast. In mid-July hackers calling themselves "the D33Ds Company" gave Yahoo! a spanking for lax security by posting the login information of some 453,000 Associated Content/Yahoo! Contributor Network users online. Less than a month later, we've got the first class-action lawsuit related to the breach. New...
Class-Action Suit Filed Against Yahoo! For Yahoo! Contributor Network Hack
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