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The 5 biggest online privacy threats of 2013

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Your online life may not seem worth tracking as you browse websites, store content in the cloud, and post updates to social networking sites. But the data you generate is a rich trove of information that says more about you than you realize -- and it's a tempting treasure for marketers and law enforcement officials alike.

Dice report on gender gap in tech salaries

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Dice, 12150 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, IA, 50323 , United States
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The field of IT is notorious for being persistently male-dominated, but that doesn't mean women still suffer from a gender gap when it comes to pay. In fact, the compensation gender gap has disappeared for tech workers, according to the latest salary survey from IT careers site Dice.

Why you should care about cyber espionage

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1) Critical infrastructure. 2) Collateral damage. 3) Reverse engineering

IBM predicts 5 tech changes in 5 years

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IBM, 1 New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY, 10504-1722, United States
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Every year, IBM picks five technologies that it predicts are going to change our lives in the next five years. This year's crop of life changers includes efficient capture of renewable energy, proliferation of biometric identification to authenticate your identity, control of machines with your mind, elimination of the digital divide, and the end of spam.

Researchers develop duplex wireless

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Rice University, 6100 Main, Houston, TX, 77005, United States
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Rice University researchers has come across another breakthrough that could double the capacity of wireless signals.

A 'Public Option' for Broadband?

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When it comes to broadband, Sullivan is a socialist. Why? Because broadband service in the United States is currently provided by a cableco/telco duopoly, and, as such, is slower and more expensive than in most of the developed world, studies show. Because he doesn't believe the Federal Communications Commission can fix that lack of competition within the current regulatory framework, despite the ambitious goals set forth in its National Broadband Plan.

Dear AT&T: Soon We'll All Be Data Hogs

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With the expected surge in video applications for wireless devices, we'll all be data hogs soon enough.

Why America's Telecom System Stinks

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Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a keynote address at Storage Networking World revolved around the reality of broadband access speeds, pricing, and openness around the world.

Putting the FCC National Broadband Plan into Action

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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Publishing the National Broadband Plan is just the beginning.

Why the FCC National Broadband Plan Should Include Public Wi-Fi

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David Coursey hopes the National broadband Plan will include expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.

Google Should Take Its Broadband to Failing Cities, Not Happy Ones

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Google, United States
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Wouldn't it be great if Google installed its gigabit broadband network in cities that could really use the help?

How Much Bandwidth is Enough?

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How much bandwidth does a business need? As the Federal Communications Commission considers a national broadband plan, it's an important question.

The FCC's National Broadband Plan: 4 Big Hopes

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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Here are four things Newman hopes the Federal Communications Commission includes in the National Broadband Plan...

Haiti Donations: A Turning Point in Mobile Commerce?

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Consumers have been slowly warming to the idea of zapping money through the air for years, from mobile banking to online shopping to purchasing mobile apps themselves.

AT&T Tells FCC It's Time to Cut the Cord

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In response to a Notice of Inquiry released by the Federal Communications Commission to explore how to transition to a purely IP-based communications network, AT&T has declared that it's time to cut the cord.

Droid vs. iPhone: It's Really About the Carrier

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The media is filled with rhetoric drawing comparisons between the Droid and the iPhone. Those stories miss the point that the real battle isn't between the Droid and the iPhone, but between Verizon and AT&T.

Guide to Sorting Hot from Hype

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Twitter is out, cloud computing is all hot air and people have finally found a use for wikis, according to an overview of Gartner's Hype Cycle for 2009.

Is Apple Hiding Problems with Fiery iPods?

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Apple iPods have overheated and burst into flames and smoke on a number of occasions, causing both injuries and property damage. And Apple has fought to keep federal government reports...

Leibowitz: FTC May Enforce Net Neutrality

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The Federal Trade Commission may start enforcing net-neutrality rules and take action against bad network management practices when broadband providers don't live up to the promises they make to consumers, the agency's chairman said.

Do ISPs Deserve Protection Against Competition?

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The latest chapter in the ongoing battle over the best way to deploy broadband access across the country has landed in the North Carolina legislature. Both houses in Raleigh are considering identical legislation -- Senate Bill 1004 and House Bill 1252 -- that, if passed, would make it more difficult for North Carolina municipalities to install and run their own broadband networks as public utilities.

Why Metered Broadband Wouldn't Work

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Maybe nobody else is sad that Time Warner Cable has (for now) abandoned its foray into consumption-based Internet service pricing, but Coursey is. He was all set for the company to become the poster child for Network Neutrality and why it really matters.

How Will the $7.2 Billion Allotted for Broadband Stimulus Be Spent?

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In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, recently enacted by Congress, many details regarding the allocation of funds for high-tech projects remain blurry. Nevertheless, the nation's tech community appears to be encouraged by the $7.2 billion provision for broadband.

Obama Transforms Web-based Politics

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President-elect Barack Obama showed other politicians how to harness the power of the Web in 2008, bringing political campaigns kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Obama went beyond the somewhat static Web pages of most past campaigns, by tapping the power of Web 2.0 tools including Facebook, YouTube, blogs and discussion boards, to create a conversation with potential voters.

Coalition Wants Debates More Friendly to Voters, Web

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With a couple of changes, upcoming U.S. presidential debates could be more friendly to both voters and to the Web, a diverse coalition of bloggers, political consultants and advocates said.

US Poised for Broadband Explosion, Says Gartner

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Sure, the US has fallen behind on broadband penetration as you've read many times elsewhere -- but research firm Gartner predicts that will change in the next four years. In 2012, 77 percent of all American households will be accessing the Internet via broadband, compared to 54 percent last year, says a new Gartner report.

Study Calls for 1G Broadband in US

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The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.