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Posts tagged “Internet”

33 minutes ago

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part Two)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

42 minutes ago

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

44 minutes ago

WTW to go: New mobile iPhone/iOS app available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

February 28

Obama pitches privacy bill, but Democrats say it falls short

Internt and privacy don't mix ‚ÄčAmid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.

Tags: Internet
Updated February 28

FCC explains its 3-2 vote in favor of Wilson's broadband network

The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.

Greenlight Greenlight

Updated February 28

FCC to NC on broadband law: 'That dog won't hunt'

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler

February 28

Google Blogger: Why we reversed our policy on porn

Google              In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.

Updated February 27

Internet activists celebrate, oppoents lament FCC net vote

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

The deciding votes at FCC The deciding votes at FCC

February 27

So what did the FCC pass: 'Key provisions' of 'Open Internet Order'

Internet     There's been a great deal of discussion about the "net neutrality" vote at the FCC. So what are the details included in the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet? Here are the key provisions as provided by the FCC.

Updated February 27

Lenovo vows 'cyber attack' investigation but won't discuss all damage hackers did

Lenovo's website is fully accessible after being knocked offline for several hours Wednesday following a hack attack. Lenovo vows to tighten security and to find out what happened but won't discuss what all hackers - allegedly from Lizard Squad - did.

Lizard Squad Lizard Squad

February 27

The 'net neutrality vote:' What it means; what's likely to happen next

FCC      Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. The Associated Press offers a look at what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next

Updated February 27

Ads for Android apps; Uber's hotel deal; Cempra's big 2015; Nickelodeon app; WhatsApp ban

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of business and technology news: Google places ads in Android apps store; Uber strikes a deal with hotel chain; Cempra looks for big 2015; Nickelodeon's new app; WhatsApp suspended in Brazil.

February 26

Premium Lock How can businesses prevent hacks? An expert speaks out

With 775,000 North Carolina residents at risk from the Anthem health insurance hack and with news that Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, was hacked Wednesday, what's a business to do to protect data? Hosting and web services firm Peak 10's vice president for governance, risk and compliance has some ideas.

Tags: Internet
Updated February 26

Lenovo website hacked; group known as Lizard Squad claims responsibility

A group of hackers called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for a hack of Lenovo's website on Wednesday evening. A check of Lenovo's site early Thursday found that it is back online. The hackers said they attacked Lenovo in response to the raging Superfish adware controversy.

Hackers Lizard Squad claims attack on Lenovo Hackers Lizard Squad claims attack on Lenovo

February 25

Fact checking: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate

Fiber optic network                   Some critics talk about the "net neutrality" plan like it's a government takeover of your Netflix account. Supporters say it'll protect the status quo without price controls or new taxes. But the lobbyists and politicians aren't telling the whole story.

February 25

Shoeboxed moves HQ to American Underground @ Main

Shoeboxed, a fast-growing startup in Durham focused on expense management and receipt tracking, is moving its headquarters this week to the American Underground @ Main.

Shoeboxed Shoeboxed

Updated February 25

775,000 in NC exposed in health insurance data breach

Anthem More than 775,000 North Carolina residents who are members of health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, were affected by the recent data breach at insurance giant Anthem. The state is recommending people contact Anthem directly.

Tags: Internet
Updated February 24

Premium Lock SAS creates new division focusing on risk research, is hiring

SAS is putting together a new group to focus on helping clients deal with financial risks, and the world's largest privately held software firm has promoted a recently hired banking executive to lead the new group.

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February 24

Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.

February 24

Premium Lock Wilmington's 'cloud' banking startup nCino raises $29M

A graphic highlights nCino technology nCino, a fast-growing startup focusing on cloud-based financial services, has another $29 million in the bank after closing on a "B" round of financing. Our Insiders get the details.

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