Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT

Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives. The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.

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Federal Agencies Mirror Commercial Websites for Encryption

Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. However, complete security is not yet universal in either sector. Google and Mozilla are among many entities promoting Internet security via the adoption of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure technology, or HTTPS, versus the basic and less secure HTTP technology that underpins Internet service. Within the public sector, the federal CIO and the GSA are promoting HTTPS as well.

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Time to Get Serious About IoT Cybersecurity

Both companies and individuals will have incredible opportunities ahead with the Internet of Things. IoT is starting to combine with artificial intelligence, cloud-based services, and many other new segments, creating a very fertile growing field. However, it also poses a growing threat for security. We need a secure IoT framework — something that does not yet exist. That’s where the new IoT Cybersecurity Alliance comes into play. Security must play a very active role in the future of IoT.

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Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

Wireless, telecom and pay TV — including cable, satellite and Internet services — are all on a growth trajectory, but each company is taking a different path. That means comparing them will be more difficult going forward. In the past, the companies in these sectors in many respects looked the same and offered nearly the same basic services. Looking forward however, things appear very different. The future is all about the cloud, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cognitive computing and much more.

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Walmart's going to war with Amazon with free 2-day shipping for everyone

The fight between Walmart and Amazon for control of the nation’s internet shopping habit isn’t going to be over any time soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/31/walmarts-going-to-war-with-amazon-with-free-2-day-shipping-for-everyone.html

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White House archive cements Obama's legacy as the first social media president

The White House is teaming up with Giphy, MIT, and the Internet Archive to preserve the Obama administration’s social media. Chief among the new offerings is a digital public archive that contains more than 250,000 social media posts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/06/white-house-archive-cements-obamas-legacy-as-first-social-media-president.html

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New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

iPhone malware

New malware is forcing Internet users to mine a new cryptocurrency. Worse — it could infect your smartphone.

The post New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/241021-malware-cryptocurrency-mining-zcash?source=Computing

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With eye on Trump, the Internet will be backed up in Canada

The US-based nonprofit Internet Archive, responsible for continuously archiving as much of the web as it can and perhaps best known for its 279 billion-web-page-strong Wayback Machine, is moving to Canada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/with-eye-on-trump-internet-will-be-backed-up-in-canada.html

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A major Internet outage in Germany on Sunday was probably a botched hack attack

Nearly a million internet users in Germany were knocked offline for much of Sunday and Monday following what’s believed to have been a failed effort to hijack customer routers for the Mirai botnet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/29/major-internet-outage-in-germany-on-sunday-was-probably-botched-hack-attack.html

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The truth behind the shiny-legs photo that had the Internet guessing

An unintentional optical illusion has the Internet guessing whether legs in a photo are oiled up, covered with gloss, or something else. According to the photographer, the illusion wasn’t planned, but quickly confused people who saw it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/28/truth-behind-shiny-legs-photo-that-had-internet-guessing.html

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Mysterious cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Netflix, Spotify service

An Internet services company called Dyn was hit by several cyber attack Friday, snarling web traffic on the east coast of the United States.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/21/major-disruptions-online-as-cyber-attack-hits-internet-services-company.html

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WikiLeaks says Assange's Internet link was severed by 'state party'

WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s Internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” were activated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/17/wikileaks-says-assanges-internet-link-was-severed-by-state-party.html

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Facebook is reportedly planning to bring its free Internet program to the US

Facebook is reportedly preparing to introduce its free Internet program in the U.S., having faced opposition abroad. Free Basics by Facebook was banned in India earlier this year, will it suffer a similar fate at home?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/07/facebook-is-reportedly-planning-to-bring-its-free-internet-program-to-us.html

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