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Twitter says that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings on their phones. On iPhones, this setting is called "limit ad tracking." On Android phones, it's "opt out of interest-based ads."
Communications giant AT&T says it will deploy previously announced fiber-optic network projects, including the North Carolina Next Generation Network. In a letter to the FCC and in statements provided to WRAL TechWire, AT&T says a recently announced "pause" won't impact plans announced earlier this year.
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Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.
The issue of "net neutrality," or Internet regulation as advocated by President Obama continues to divide the FCC. Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat appointed by the President, is trying to find a middle road on Internet oversight after a previous attempt was struck down in the courts. But he has warned that the 'big dogs" - service providers such as AT&T and Time Warner Cable, are likely to sue no matter what the FCC proposes. In a speech last week to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce;s Telecom and Ecommerce Committee, Republican Commissioner Michael O'Reilly spelled out his views.
Analysis: NetApp has repositioned its portfolio to take advantage of opportunity by emphasizing its cloud, analytics and converged capabilities. Research Analyst Stephen Belanger takes an in-depth look at the storage technology firm, which has a major presence in RTP.
Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. After trying out 10 streaming devices, Associated Press technology writer Anick Jesdanun has three recommendations and an honorable mention.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?
Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding
In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.
WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.