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SoftBank gives U.S. right to OK Sprint board member -- report

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To placate security concerns over its attempt to acquire Sprint -- and over use of Chinese gear in Sprint's network -- the Japan-based firm would allow for board member who'd oversee compliance with security rules. [Read more]...
SoftBank gives U.S. right to OK Sprint board member -- report

Users allege suspicious Huawei, ZTE equipment behavior

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Following the release of a report from the House Intelligence Committee, the panel investigating possible security concerns stemming from Huawei and ZTE equipment use now claims to have received "dozens and dozens" of calls from former employees and customers of the two companies. These calls, according to Reuters allege suspicious...
Users allege suspicious Huawei, ZTE equipment behavior
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Huawei Expects Growth Despite Setback

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Huawei Technologies doesn't expect growth for its core wireless-network business in the U.S. this year as it has been effectively shut out of the country due to security concerns....
Huawei Expects Growth Despite Setback

ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

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AMD has taken a license for one of ARM’s core designs, a huge step for a company that has spent its entire existence as the underdog holding the only license to make chips using Intel’s x86 architecture. But in taking an ARM license, which gives AMD the ability to design...
ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

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Less than a day after Mozilla released Firefox version 16 to the public, the browser had to be pulled from the Web over security concerns. "Mozilla is aware of a security vulnerability in the current release version of Firefox," Michael Coates, Mozilla's director of security assurance, explained in a...
Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

Google Wallet Gets Its Second US Carrier — AT&T

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When Verizon said in December that it was blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus handset, because of “security concerns,” conspiracy theories abounded. Verizon is an investor, along with AT&T and T-Mobile in ISIS, a mobile payments competitor of Google Wallet. Verizon denied... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Google Wallet Gets Its Second US Carrier — AT&T

Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads

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So much for the U.S. Air Force’s big iPad buy. The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on Wednesday canceled without explanation a plan to buy nearly 3,000 iPad 2s to be used as electronic flight bags. Announced in January, the initiative would have seen AFSOC purchase 2,861 iPad 2s...
Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads
House of Representatives blocks Spotify on its computers, citing P2P security concerns

ZTE USA's CEO: US investigation report is actually good for us

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You may think that Lixin Cheng, the top banana at ZTE's USA division since June 2010, has had a tough time facing strong accusations since October regarding its ties with the Chinese government and its lack of transparency, but at MWC yesterday, the CEO told us that the investigation...
ZTE USA's CEO: US investigation report is actually good for us

Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

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Apple suspended the password-reset functionality for its iCloud and iTunes services following a published report that hackers could exploit it to hijack other people's accounts. The password reset page stopped loading a few hours after The Verge reported there was an online tutorial that provided detailed instructions for taking...
Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

Dropbox to host first-ever developers conference this summer

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Dropbox, the file-sync-store-and-share provider to the masses, will host its inaugural developers conference this summer. The event — called DBX — will take place July 9 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. Details other than that are sparse but in a blog post the company said it hopes to draw developers...
Dropbox to host first-ever developers conference this summer

Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

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Email is typically static. Because of security concerns, virtually none of the standard web-based and desktop email clients let you run JavaScript code in an HTML email, for example. Microsoft’s Hotmail made a small push in this direction in 2010, when it started whitelisting emails from a few trusted third-parties,...
Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

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Yahoo has confirmed that it has disabled the Google Chrome extension from its new Axis browser, after security concerns were raised by a developer who managed to forge the extension. A company spokesperson provided The Next Web with the following statement that confirms the temporary shutdown: Yahoo! takes online security...
Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

PSA: Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners now have direct access to Google Wallet

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Nobody puts Google Wallet in the corner for long, not even Big Red. Though the carrier courted controversy late last year by withholding support for the burgeoning NFC-based platform amidst security concerns, it appears to have finally changed tack. Owners of that LTE Galaxy Nexus variant are now reporting...
PSA: Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners now have direct access to Google Wallet
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Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer

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What if you could run around town with your Android phone using it like you normally do and when you get to the office all you have to do is dock it and start your day? That’s exactly what Ubuntu wants to do with its pitch to Android handset manufacturers...
Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer

Security Manager's Journal: Security concerns for a data center in the cloud

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When the company data center moves to various cloud configurations, the provisioning of servers will need to be addressed....
Security Manager's Journal: Security concerns for a data center in the cloud

Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

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Visa today is announcing a key development in its bid to build a ubiquitous digital wallet service. It has signed on Overstock.com as the lastest retailer to use V.me. That service now has 35 online merchants signed up, but Overstock, which makes some $1 billion in online sales annually across...
Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

American Airlines Making Life Worse For Most Loyal Customers By Killing Useful Mile-Tracking Browser Plugin

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It's still really amazing to me how often we hear about companies making their own customers' lives worse off in an obsessive need for excess control. The latest such example comes via Rob Hyndman, who points us to the news that American Airlines has forced Award Wallet to stop providing...
American Airlines Making Life Worse For Most Loyal Customers By Killing Useful Mile-Tracking Browser Plugin

BYOD: "The Inmates of the Asylum Have Control"

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Influx of personal mobile devices to the corporate network is raising security concerns for IT pros....
BYOD: "The Inmates of the Asylum Have Control"
Oops: Mozilla pulls Firefox 16 over vulnerability, suggests downgrading to version 15
Huawei says profits increased by 33 percent in 2012, despite US security concerns

Kim Dotcom Tackles Mega Security Concerns, Points To Password Changes In The Pipeline

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Though it launched to considerable fanfare, Kim Dotcom’s Mega encrypted storage service has recently drawn fire from the press thanks to supposedly questionable security practices. Well, Mr. Dotcom is none too pleased with the conclusions that some news outlets have come to, and has taken to the official Mega blog...
Kim Dotcom Tackles Mega Security Concerns, Points To Password Changes In The Pipeline

W3C Proposes Push API Specification

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The Internet runs on standards. Without standards, we wouldn’t have the Domain Name System (DNS) which resolves hostnames to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) which served up this very web page. Even web service APIs, which can vary wildly depending on the back-end service, depend...
W3C Proposes Push API Specification

Oracle releases Java fix, but security concerns remain

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Oracle released Java 7 update 11 (Java 7u11) on Sunday following a warning from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) advising users to disable the software due to a serious and previously unknown security vulnerability. Even with the available fix, CERT, part of the Department of Homeland Security,...
Oracle releases Java fix, but security concerns remain

Zuckerberg to announce "historic milestone" tomorrow -- does Facebook really have 1 billion users?

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Tomorrow on the TODAY Show, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will announce what’s being called a “historic milestone” during his one-on-one interview with Matt Lauer. For the past couple of days, Zuckerberg’s interview has been the talk of the town and this will be the first television interview the social network founder...
Zuckerberg to announce "historic milestone" tomorrow -- does Facebook really have 1 billion users?

What is a data scientist worth?

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Bruno Aziza: What does it take to make a data scientist? • Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWe all know that Data Scientists are a hot commodity these days. Research Analysts from McKinsey to IDC report that companies around the world will need to hire...
What is a data scientist worth?

FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a major cyber-security bill that changes how companies like Facebook can share personal information. Privacy advocates are in uproar and the Obama Administration is threatening a veto. What’s going on? Here’s a plain English guide to the polices and politics driving the Cyber...
FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

Google chief wary of mini-drones

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The influential head of Google, Eric Schmidt, calls for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privacy and security concerns....
Google chief wary of mini-drones
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