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Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Facebook has released an open-source tool for monitoring operating system state changes across very large infrastructures, which could help engineers quickly diagnose performance and security issues.

By Jeremy Kirk | 30 October, 2014 12:00

Tags: security, Facebook

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

The notoriety that comes with taking credit for a data breach is alluring. Declaring a successful data breach can suddenly bring a lot of attention, which is why posting bogus data is attractive.

By Jeremy Kirk | 30 October, 2014 11:49

Tags: Deloitte, security, data breach

Payment Adviser finds value in desktop-as-a-service

Australian electronic payment business, Payment Adviser, has transitioned to a hosted virtual desktop as part of its outsourced business model.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 October, 2014 11:31

Tags: desktop as a service, outsourcing, Oriel Technologies, cloud computing, Payment Adviser, virtual desktops

Future telcos must converge screens, things: Telstra CTO

The future telecom industry will compete on who can provide the best converged experience, according to Telstra CTO Vish Nandlall.

By Adam Bender | 30 October, 2014 11:29

Tags: future, triple play, converged services, wearable devices, connected cars, Internet of Things, Smart home, telecom, telcos, convergence, Telstra

Government introduces data retention bill to Parliament

The Australian government today introduced a bill for mandatory data retention that will require telcos and ISPs to retain records of people's telephone and internet communications for two years.

By Rebecca Merrett | 30 October, 2014 11:20

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, data retention bill, mandatory data retention, data retention

MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The company behind CurrentC, an in-store mobile payment system backed by some of the biggest retailers in the U.S., attempted on Wednesday to play down a growing controversy over whether its backers could accept Apple Pay.

By Martyn Williams | 30 October, 2014 09:37

Tags: Merchant Customer Exchange, consumer electronics, retail, Android, iPhone, smartphones, finance, industry verticals

Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters

The dictum, "Please turn off all cell phones" at your local movie theater may soon be expanded to include Google Glass, smartwatches, GoPros, life-logging cameras, and a cast of thousands of other wearables.

By Zach Miners | 30 October, 2014 09:32

Tags: Apple, Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, Motion Picture Association of America, internet, mobile, digital cameras

Internet2 slices network

The Internet2 this week said it can now demonstrate a nationwide virtualized multitenant network that operates as multiple discrete, private networks.

By Jim Duffy | 30 October, 2014 08:11

Tags: SDN, Networking, Internet2

Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Microsoft has handed out pink slips in a third round of job cuts that "almost" concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 07:26

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft, software

AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 October, 2014 07:21

Tags: popular science, Tesla, emerging technology, Tesla Motors, SpaceX

If Ebola's a problem here, just imagine it in India

As the U.S. has discovered, it only takes a few cases of Ebola to turn things upside down.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

Microsoft has switched on special search features in Office 365 designed to help IT administrators keep tabs on employees' spreadsheets, a task becoming more difficult and more important in enterprises.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 October, 2014 06:46

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Office suites

Early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales herald big U.S. holiday season for Apple

Apple's new iPhones are poised to have a very strong holiday sales season in the U.S., said Kantar's Carolina Milanesi today.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 October, 2014 06:06

Tags: Motorola, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

As small businesses make their Wi-Fi more enterprise-like, Ruckus Wireless wants to meet them where they live with that hallmark of consumer tech, the mobile app.

By Stephen Lawson | 30 October, 2014 05:32

Tags: Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Ruckus Wireless

Cybercriminals create platform for automating rogue credit card charges

Cybercriminals have a new tool to make the most of stolen credit card details before payment processors detect the fraud, security researchers warn.

By Lucian Constantin | 30 October, 2014 04:54

Tags: IntelCrawler, security, Identity fraud / theft, fraud

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