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ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

With smartphones and sensors putting more demand on servers and other back-end gear, chip design company ARM is introducing new interconnect technologies that will help shuttle the data around more quickly.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 03:01

Tags: Arm Holdings, Components, processors

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

As much as the Internet provides a place to connect, it's also a haven for trolls, bullies, cyberthieves and wackos. Recent incidents targeting women, including GamerGate and the iCloud nude photo leak, have brought some of the issues to the fore.

By Zach Miners | 23 October, 2014 00:47

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Pew Research Center, social networking, internet, social media

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 October, 2014 00:46

Tags: business issues, Networking, storage, cisco, VCE, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 October, 2014 00:45

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

Android ransomware 'Koler' turns into a worm, spreads via SMS

A malicious Android app that takes over the screen of devices and extorts money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies was recently updated with a component that allows it to spread via text message spam.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 October, 2014 23:16

Tags: AdaptiveMobile, security, mobile security, malware

Bite into your music with jaw-controlled iPhone player

If its bite-controlled iPhone app is any indication, gum maker Lotte wants music to be chewable.

By Tim Hornyak | 22 October, 2014 22:46

Tags: consumer electronics, Lotte

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Just after Apple's iCloud service faced a hacking attack from China, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese official on Wednesday to discuss protecting users' privacy.

By Michael Kan | 22 October, 2014 22:39

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, security, regulation, iPhone, smartphones, government

New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

The digital domain will be an important focus for the new members of the European Union's executive branch, the European Commission, following their approval by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

By Loek Essers | 22 October, 2014 22:17

Tags: Margrethe Vestager, Günther Oettinger, european commission, Andrus Ansip, security, data protection, government, European Parliament

Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

Targeted email attacks (called spear phishing) with harmful links or attachments containing malware are an ever-increasing threat. These attacks are part social networking and part sophisticated technical effort to penetrate companies' defense systems. Traditional security deployments, in many cases, aren't prepared for these kinds of attacks.

By J. Peter Bruzzese | 22 October, 2014 21:11

Tags: Target, security, malware

Camels, sleds and trikes: Seven odd Street View vehicles

You may have seen Google Street View cameras mounted on a car mapping your neighborhood, but how about on a fishing boat?

By Tim Hornyak | 22 October, 2014 19:50

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet, search engines

Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low.

By John Ribeiro | 22 October, 2014 17:38

Tags: business issues, personnel, Microsoft, legal, Ask.com, Oracle

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

Apple has warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups alleged that China had tried to intercept customer information from the service.

By Michael Kan | 22 October, 2014 14:46

Tags: Apple, security, privacy

iiNet back in court over P2P file sharing

For the second time, Internet service provider iiNet has been dragged to court over the alleged copyright infringement of some of its customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 October, 2014 13:48

Tags: copyright, iiNet, piracy

Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their VCE converged infrastructure joint venture.

By Bob Brown | 22 October, 2014 13:30

Tags: cisco, internet, intel, cloud computing, emc, VMware, Bloomberg

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