Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error.

By Jon Gold | 03 July, 2015 00:47

Tags: reddit, yelp, Networking, wireless, Experian, LAN, Jobvite, twitter, netflix, cloud computing, internet, LAN & WAN

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 02 July, 2015 21:52

Tags: hardware systems, mastercard, finance, paypal, American Registry for Internet Numbers, Xoom, industry verticals, intel, internet, Hewlett-Packard, Uber Technologies, security, Shyp

Curtin Uni partners with industry for 'Internet of Everything' research

Curtin University, Cisco and Woodside Energy have unveiled an Internet of Everything (IoE) centre in Perth which is designed to bring researchers and industry together.

By Hamish Barwick | 02 July, 2015 16:43

Tags: Internet of Everything (IoE), Internet of Things, Curtin University, cisco, Woodside Energy

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 July, 2015 13:53

Tags: Microsoft, Networking, Windows, wireless, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, operating systems, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Windows Phone

Telstra launches its telemedicine service

Telstra Health, the telco's healthcare focussed business, has officially launched its ReadyCare service.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 July, 2015 12:19

Tags: health, telemedicine, Healthcare, Telstra Health, Telstra

NBN issues quarterly construction update

NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 July, 2015 09:09

Tags: National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It's become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they're commonly made out to be.

By Katherine Noyes | 02 July, 2015 06:40

Tags: Networking, security, Queen Mary University of London, mobile security, vpn, Sapienza University of Rome, encryption

Another fiber optic cable severed by vandals, slowing west coast Internet

Someone hacked through yet another fiber optic cable in the San Francisco Bay area early Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of incidents that have disrupted Internet traffic and vexed law enforcement officials.

By James Niccolai | 02 July, 2015 06:12

Tags: Networking, internet

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there's now a waiting list.

By Stephen Lawson | 02 July, 2015 05:07

Tags: ARIN, internet

Australian IT spending to reach $78.1 billion in 2015: Gartner

Gartner is forecasting Australian IT spending to grow 2.1 per cent this year, reaching $78.1 billion.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 July, 2015 13:53

Tags: Gartner, IT spending

M2 completes Call Plus acquisition

M2 has completed its acquisition of New Zealand Internet service provider Call Plus, the company announced.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 July, 2015 11:40

Tags: M2, call plus, broadband, Telecommunications

ACCC recommends more information sharing by NBN

NBN would be compelled to share more information about the rollout of the National Broadband Network with retail service providers (RSPs) under a recommendation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

By Rohan Pearce | 01 July, 2015 10:41

Tags: National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, national broadband network

Data#3 takes majority stake in Wi-Fi analytics firm

Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has taken an additional 14.2 per cent share in Wi-Fi analytics firm Discovery Technology, giving it a 56.7 per cent share.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 July, 2015 09:48

Tags: Data#3, acquisition, Discovery Technology

Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

By Tim Greene | 01 July, 2015 00:57

Tags: OpenDNS, M&A, security, beca, Network World

Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 July, 2015 00:40

Tags: Fon, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Telstra

Fibre broadband adds 3 per cent a US home's value

The availability of really fast broadband in your neighborhood could increase your home's value by more than 3 percent.

By Grant Gross | 30 June, 2015 05:42

Tags: Fiber to the Home Council Americas, Carnegie Mellon University, telecommunication, University of Colorado at Boulder, Heather Gold, Adtran, Kevin Morgan, broadband

LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog groups.

By Jon Gold | 30 June, 2015 05:31

Tags: free press, Networking, wireless, fcc, Kno, Public Knowledge

Disparities in Internet access persist for poorer, non-white Americans, but gaps closing

Americans with historically lower rates of Internet access are making progress in getting online, but there are still persistent disparities between rich and poor, and between English-speaking Asians and other ethnicities, according to data from the Pew Research Center released today.

By Jon Gold | 30 June, 2015 00:28

Tags: Pew Research Center, internet, LAN & WAN

Telstra hits back at ACCC over wholesale price cuts

Telstra has described as "disappointing" a draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that will see a significant drop in the prices the telco charges for a number of wholesale services on the copper network.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 June, 2015 11:47

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra

Steeper price cut for Telstra's wholesale broadband services on the cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a steeper cut than previously mooted to the pricing of the Telstra wholesale services regulated by the competition watchdog.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 June, 2015 10:50

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra

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