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Facebook IPO Halo Boosts Social Media Stocks

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Facebook’s imminent IPO is might mint a mess of millionaires in Silicon Valley by Friday, but in the meantime it’s driving wealth in a few newly public Internet companies as well. With the social networking company’s offering reportedly oversubscribed, some investors are looking ancillary ways to profit from it...
Facebook IPO Halo Boosts Social Media Stocks

If Phishing Email Can Kill NY Power Grid, Lack Of Cybersecurity Legislation Is Not The Problem

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We've been talking about the faux urgency to pass some cybersecurity legislation coming from the federal government, with plenty of fear mongering from politicians who never seem to want to point out any factual basis for why we need such new laws. Instead, it's all been about Hollywood movie script-style...
If Phishing Email Can Kill NY Power Grid, Lack Of Cybersecurity Legislation Is Not The Problem
Mobile app security: Always keep the back door locked
Comcast's Xbox 360 video service flies in the face of the FCC's net neutrality efforts

Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks

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Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today, Google is changing that with the launch of the new and imaginatively named “Managed Public Sessions” feature. Google says...
Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks
Comcast's Xfinity On Demand for Xbox 360 won't count against subscribers' bandwidth caps

New Verizon Service Brings LTE to Private IP Networks

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Verizon Business offering its customers a more secure alternative to the public Internet....
New Verizon Service Brings LTE to Private IP Networks
Sorry, guys, Snapchat videos and photos can be saved

No Comcast bandwidth cap for on-demand Xbox video

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Comcast is releasing a few more details on its promised Xfinity TV for Xbox 360 service with what might be an unexpected plus: video streaming to an Xbox through the service won’t count against Comcast’s monthly 250GB broadband cap. In an updated FAQ on the Comcast site, Comcast notes the...
No Comcast bandwidth cap for on-demand Xbox video

How Companies are Using Social Media to Make Better Decisions

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Mat Fogarty is the Founder and CEO of Crowdcast, a leading provider of collective intelligence and prediction market solutions.  You can read more of Mat’s posts on the Crowdcast blog or follow @crowdcastinc.Collaboration and crowdsourcing are the realities of today’s public Internet, and the trend is now gaining real traction in the workplace....
How Companies are Using Social Media to Make Better Decisions

Netflix: “Internet caps should apply equally, or not at all”

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In a broadside aimed directly at Comcast, Netflix devoted a section of its quarterly shareholder letter on financial performance to call the cable provider out for exempting the Xfinity On Demand Xbox video streaming app from its own broadband usage caps. On page four of the letter under the bold...
Netflix: “Internet caps should apply equally, or not at all”

Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

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Today as part of its regular Patch Tuesday cycle of updates to its various software products, Microsoft released 9 bulletins that included fixes for a total of 14 vulnerabilities. It wasn’t a heavy set of updates compared to prior months. Which is in some way a problem, as a key flaw in Internet Explorer wasn’t...
Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour
The technical and legal realities of Comcast’s Xbox cap spat

Using a VPN to protect your web use

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Dave Null is looking for a good free VPN (virtual private network) to ensure his privacy while using open Wi-Fi hotspotsLots of us surf using unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and where I live in the US, Starbucks doesn't require a pass code and the Wi-Fi is up 24/7 regardless of whether...
Using a VPN to protect your web use

Comcast updates Xbox FAQ, cuts reference to its ‘private IP network’

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Earlier this week Comcast came under fire for possible net neutrality violations after it was revealed that streams of on-demand video that it delivers to subscribers via Xbox Live won’t count toward its monthly 250 GB bandwidth cap. Well, the way Comcast delivers that content hasn’t changed, but the language...
Comcast updates Xbox FAQ, cuts reference to its ‘private IP network’

British government agency hoards addresses as IP well runs dry

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Europe has tapped out its supply of Internet addresses in its assigned range, but some tech prospectors believe they've found some IPv4 gold—a full block of 16,777,216 addresses that isn't used to connect to the Internet. But the British government agency that owns the block of addresses (referred to in...
British government agency hoards addresses as IP well runs dry
Comcast: Xbox 360 On Demand streams won't count against data caps

VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

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The Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has disputed a finding by the agency's Inspector General that several...
VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

Hacking Sand Hill: How the cloud will help security startups lure VCs

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The computer security industry is far from an easy place to build a successful startup. Security has traditionally been controlled by a small group of established firms that maintain a vice-like grip on the major IT sales channels. And understandably, big ticket customers like the military and large enterprise can...
Hacking Sand Hill: How the cloud will help security startups lure VCs
How To Get Windows on the iPad (With Microsoft’s Blessing)
Extra lane: how Comcast assures that Xfinity TV on Xbox 360 works well

Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

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One of our key concerns with the so-called "voluntary" six strikes agreement set up between the ISPs and the content companies (with a major shove from the White House) was the fact that there was no one representing the users at the table. As much as the White House has...
Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

Last-minute hotel app Hotel Tonight makes its first acquisition: PrimaTable

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Hotel deals startup Hotel Tonight is growing up fast. Almost two years into its existence of bringing iOS and Android users the best last-minute room deals at handpicked hotels, the San Francisco company is making its first acquisition: fellow SF startup PrimaTable. Oddly enough, PrimaTable isn’t in the hotel business...
Last-minute hotel app Hotel Tonight makes its first acquisition: PrimaTable

Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

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As a world (in)famous technologist with the literal last name “Dotcom,” Kim Dotcom is a man whose swag is matched only by the damages sought against him by the U.S. government. His filesharing site Megaupload was long the ire of record companies and movie studios, who say it was a...
Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

Prominent Investors Miss Web IPO Payoff

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An IPO is supposed to be the big payoff for venture capitalists and other prominent investors, but it's not working out that way for some backers of newly public Internet companies....
Prominent Investors Miss Web IPO Payoff

A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)

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An investment research outfit called CB Insights has a report out tonight that identifies 472 venture capital- and private equity-backed technology companies that are valued at $100 million or more. They include Palantir, SurveyMonkey, GitHub, Square, ZocDoc, Zulily, LegalZoom, Twitter, Warby Parker and others. CB Insights calls the report “The...
A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)

Large Piracy 'Topsite' Trial Ends in Suspended Sentences, 'Disappointing' Damages

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‘Angel Falls’ was the name of a ‘warez topsite’, a system of servers used by higher-level Internet pirates. These sites often develop into a source from where all kinds of unauthorized digital media cascade down into the public Internet and file-sharing networks such as BitTorrent. Complaints were filed in September...
Large Piracy 'Topsite' Trial Ends in Suspended Sentences, 'Disappointing' Damages

Cybersecurity chat focuses on industry-government collaboration

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The nation's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks and better information sharing is needed to strengthen defenses. That's the message Charles Edwards, deputy inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told a Congressional committee at a public hearing on Thursday. Since 1990, Industrial Control Systems, which...
Cybersecurity chat focuses on industry-government collaboration

'Setting The Default To Open': The Next Ten Years Of Open Access

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As Techdirt has reported, open access (OA) is scoring more and more major wins currently. But the battle to gain free access to academic research has been a long one. One of the key moments was the launch of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) ten years ago, which saw...
'Setting The Default To Open': The Next Ten Years Of Open Access
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