Study: Community-Owned Broadband Beats Commercial ISPs on Price


Community-owned fiber-to-home broadband networks generally charge less for entry-level service than private providers, according to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, which released its findings last week. Despite lower “teaser rates” private providers offer during the first year of service, publicly-owned fiber-to-the-home networks in 23 of 27 communities examined offered lower-priced service when averaged over four years, researchers working on Berkman’s Responsive Communities project found.

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Rivet Launches Blazing Fast, Intel-Based Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Chip, New Xbox Router

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Rivet Networks has launched a new Wi-Fi chip based on an Intel solution, as well as a new, Xbox One-optimized router debuting this spring.

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IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services


The 5G standards target billions of new devices that will connect to operators’ networks over the next decade and beyond. Each device type serves a use case that can be high-volume with low throughput requirements, or low-volume but high-value from a customer’s point of view. The list of use cases keeps growing as new types of devices are added to the network, and as existing devices find new use cases with embedded mobile connectivity. For instance, a GoPro-type of wearable camera helps sports fanatics capture their exciting experiences and broadcast them live worldwide through a mobile broadband connection.

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

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Bad Rabbit ransomware: Should you be scared?

Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe have been targeted by a new strain of ransomware dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year.

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KRACK Wi-Fi bug: What Apple, Google, more are doing to fix it

The new vulnerability found in Wi-Fi networks may sound scary, but vendors are starting to roll out patches to address the danger.

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

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Intel Unveils Neuromorphic, Self-Learning Chip Codenamed Loihi

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Intel has unveiled a new, specialized compute core designed for AI, deep learning, and neural networks. Meet Loihi.

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Brain-like neural networks study space-time distortions at breakneck speed

Researchers have used brain-like “neural networks” to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so.

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Microsoft’s Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor

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Microsoft’s next-generation HPU is going to pack an AI coprocessor for creating deep neural networks, all while remaining a discrete, battery-powered device.

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort can be easily hacked, investigators say

The Wi-Fi networks at Mar-a-Lago and a number of other Trump properties can be hacked in a matter of minutes, according to a team of investigators.

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Snapchat puppy filters latest social media battleground

The world’s biggest social networks are locked in a serious, billion-dollar battle over one of the world’s silliest innovations: puppy-eared, rainbow-spewing photo filters.

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Zuckerberg denies Facebook's 'fake news' tilted election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the social media network’s news algorithm Thursday after accusations that the company allowed “fake news” to tilt the election.

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MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

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In groundbreaking work on morality-proofing AI, researchers at MIT are designing neural networks that will provide explanations for why they reached a conclusion.

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Zuckerberg denies Facebook has anti-conservative bias

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied Thursday that the social network’s editors suppress conservative news from its trending topics list.

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IBM’s resistive computing could massively accelerate AI — and get us closer to Asimov’s Positronic Brain

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Neural networks have enabled a revolution in machine learning. IBM researchers show how resistive computing can be used to make them massively more powerful.

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Hackers breach computer networks of prestigious US law firms

Hackers broke into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, and federal investigators are exploring whether they stole confidential information for the purpose of insider trading, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Ransomware Plague Spreads to Macs


Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks last week announced that they had found the first ransomware in the wild aimed at Macintosh computers, but Apple and one of its developers quickly neutered it. The ransomware was embedded in software for installing an OS X app for sharing files on BitTorrent. The malware, which Palo Alto Networks called “KeRanger,” contained a valid Mac application developer certificate stolen from a legitimate developer, so it was able to bypass OS X’s Gatekeeper protection.

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