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How (and why) to set up a VPN today

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Marissa Mayer made Yahoo's VPN famous by using it to check on the work habits of her employees. Lost amid today's VPN conversation, however, is the fact that virtual private networks are much more than just pipelines for connecting remote employees to central work servers. And that's a damn...
How (and why) to set up a VPN today

Apple Hit with $368 Million Judgment in VPN Patent Lawsuit from VirnetX

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Bloomberg reports that VirnetX has been awarded a $368.2 million judgment against Apple in a 2010 patent lawsuit over virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity related to Apple's FaceTime video calling feature.The VirnetX patents cover the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks, through which a website...
Apple Hit with $368 Million Judgment in VPN Patent Lawsuit from VirnetX

Internal Politics May Have Kept Microsoft From Dealing Amazon A Serious Blow (MSFT)

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Microsoft's latest Windows operating system for enterprise servers launched yesterday and should sell well. Microsoft is calling it a cloud-friendly operating system. But will its success cause Microsoft to win lots of new customers for its own Amazon-competitor, Azure? Probably not, one source close to Microsoft told BI. He says...
Internal Politics May Have Kept Microsoft From Dealing Amazon A Serious Blow (MSFT)

Apple ordered to pay $368.2M for patent infringement in FaceTime

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A patent licensing firm named VirnetX today won a $368.2 million judgment against Apple, whose FaceTime technology was found to infringe patents covering virtual private network technology. The federal jury’s ruling stems from a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Eastern Texas, a court that is notoriously friendly to...
Apple ordered to pay $368.2M for patent infringement in FaceTime

Samsung ups the pressure on RIM as it launches its SAFE system for enterprises in Europe

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Not content with record profits and smartphone marketshare, Samsung is continuing its efforts to rival RIM for a share of the corporate world after it brought its SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise) system to Europe, which it explains is the first step of its  global rollout. RIM’s BlackBerry devices have long...
Samsung ups the pressure on RIM as it launches its SAFE system for enterprises in Europe
Microsoft’s Azure platform gets frisky with Linux

Piracy moves to private networks

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Content providers may turn their attention to Virtual Private Networks next, as they become the new tool for pirates...
Piracy moves to private networks

Samsung's New Flagship Android Phone Is Actually Trying To Kill The BlackBerry, Not The iPhone (RIMM, GOOG)

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Samsung's new Galaxy S III isn't trying to be an iPhone killer. It's  trying to be a BlackBerry killer. The Android 4.0  phone is chocked full of features for enterprises who buy phones by the truckload, including a newly minted program it cutely calls SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise).  That's a...
Samsung's New Flagship Android Phone Is Actually Trying To Kill The BlackBerry, Not The iPhone (RIMM, GOOG)

Apple Massively Escalates Its Patent War, Finally Goes After Google (AAPL, SSNLF)

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Apple has claimed that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system infringe on its patents. Apple has escalated its patent war with Samsung, telling a judge that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet infringes its patents and attempting to add the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating...
Apple Massively Escalates Its Patent War, Finally Goes After Google (AAPL, SSNLF)
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Apple Ordered To Pay $370 Million Because Its Engineers Ignored Patents When They Built FaceTime (AAPL, VHC)

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Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- VirnetX Holding Corp. was awarded $368.2 million after a federal jury yesterday said Apple Inc. infringed its patents for virtual-private-network technology used in Apple's FaceTime video-calling function. VirnetX, which won a $200 million settlement from Microsoft Corp. in 2010, accused Apple of infringing four patents related...
Apple Ordered To Pay $370 Million Because Its Engineers Ignored Patents When They Built FaceTime (AAPL, VHC)

Microsoft warns of 'man-in-the-middle' VPN password hack

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Microsoft yesterday warned Windows users of possible "man-in-the-middle" attacks able to steal passwords for some wireless networks and VPNs, or virtual private networks....
Microsoft warns of 'man-in-the-middle' VPN password hack

Social Fortress Wants To Protect Us From Our Drunken Facebook Posts

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Social Fortress cofounder Adam Ghetti wants to protect us all from our social-media-loving selves. His company, which launched at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today in San Francisco, makes it so that no matter how you communicate--Facebook, Gmail, Google+, or Twitter--your stuff can never be seen by anyone but the intended...
Social Fortress Wants To Protect Us From Our Drunken Facebook Posts
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Nuage Networks SDN aims for easy connections in the rack and beyond

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Nuage Networks, a startup inside French network vendor Alcatel-Lucent, has come out with an overlay product for software-defined networking (SDN) inside and outside the data center and a plan for SDN-enabled wide-area networks for the enterprise. Carrying out that vision would show that the SDN concept can spread far beyond...
Nuage Networks SDN aims for easy connections in the rack and beyond

Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

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I'll be honest about my viewpoint to start this piece: I hate geo-restrictions, particularly on digital goods. I simply cannot see how they benefit anyone. Customers are blocked or pay different prices for like goods, often times angering them (not something you typically want to do to customers). Companies feel...
Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices
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CryptoSeal Offers VPN As A Service For All That Secure Data You Risk When Using The Coffee House Wi-Fi

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CryptoSeal, a Y Combinator company from the summer class of 2011, has launched its VPN as a service to help companies protect back-end administrative information from intrusions. Virtual private networks are inherently complex to set up, often requiring someone from IT operations to configure on a networking appliance. The cost...
CryptoSeal Offers VPN As A Service For All That Secure Data You Risk When Using The Coffee House Wi-Fi

Sloppy App Development Leaves Android Owners At Risk

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An analysis of thousands of apps found nearly 8% of them are vulnerable to what's called a man-in-the-middle attack. That's when a hacker intercepts data between the app and a Web server. Developers prevent this type of digital eavesdropping by implementing a cryptographic protocol called a secure sockets layer of...
Sloppy App Development Leaves Android Owners At Risk
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Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

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A new study suggests that more than half (60%) of office-based employees will be ‘regularly’ working from home within the next decade, thanks to technological advances in the workplace. The Virgin Media Business report also notes that face-to-face meetings with customers will change, with 72% of the subjects believing that...
Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

A New Way Around China's Internet Filters

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A key method for circumventing China's "Great Firewall," virtual private networks have come into the crosshairs of the government lately. During the 18th Party Congress earlier this month many faced blockages and more recently China Digital Times has reported on what appear to be written warnings to Chinese who have...
A New Way Around China's Internet Filters

Cisco beats patent troll VirnetX, which sought $258 million over VPN patent

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VirnetX, a patent-licensing firm with 14 employees, has seen its stock price fall precipitously over the last 24 hours or so after it lost a major patent trial in Texas on Thursday. A jury there ruled that Cisco did not infringe VirnetX’s patents on virtual private networks (VPNs), and...
Cisco beats patent troll VirnetX, which sought $258 million over VPN patent

58% of Iranians use Facebook despite blocks and censorship, study finds

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Chimigi (“what’s up?” in Farsi), the Iranian online research panel, has released highlights from its syndicated study and infographic, Iran Web 2.0. The latest installment is the third in a series designed to inform foreign and local companies on the attitudes and behaviours of Iranian consumers and professionals. The study...
58% of Iranians use Facebook despite blocks and censorship, study finds
Olympic winners: How NBC's authentication helped VPN providers

BlackBerry Bringing Security Feature to iOS, Android

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BlackBerry is extending one of the key features of its new BlackBerry 10 platform to Android and iOS, a key step in its quest to remain relevant in an enterprise market that’s now comfortable supporting multiple mobile operating systems. Come June, BlackBerry will ship Secure Work Space for iOS and...
BlackBerry Bringing Security Feature to iOS, Android

Apple denied retrial in $368.2 million VirnetX patent case, has 45 days to reach a settlement

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A US district court has upheld the decision by a federal jury last year to award $368.2 million to Internet software and patent holding company VirnetX, after Apple infringed on a number of its patents related to virtual private networks (VPNs) used for FaceTime. Noted by Seeking Alpha, Apple had...
Apple denied retrial in $368.2 million VirnetX patent case, has 45 days to reach a settlement

Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?

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Another day, another example of a country making it harder for its people to use the web and some of its most effective channels of communication. There are reports coming in from Pakistan that it has become the latest country to ban the use of Twitter. According to the blog...
Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?
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