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  • What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

    The current debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called "online rumors," and last week a state-controlled newspaper essentially told the U.S., "I told you so."

    02 Dec. 16 23:00 Written by Michael Kan
  • AWS tries to protect its customers from DDoS attacks with new service

    Amazon Web Services is trying to help protect its customers with a new service aimed at mitigating DDoS impacts. It’s called Shield, and the entry-level tier is enabled by default for all web applications running on AWS, starting on Wednesday.

    02 Dec. 16 05:23 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • 2016 will be 1 second longer: Google can help you cope

    Like a man eager to show off his new watch, Google is encouraging anyone running IT operations to ask it for the time. The company will let anyone use its NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers, a move to help IT shops cope with the next “leap second,” which will be tacked onto 2016.

    01 Dec. 16 10:39 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • IBM warns of rising VoIP cyber-attacks

    IBM says common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP and Cisco Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) are most common targets.

    01 Dec. 16 09:06 Written by Michael Cooney
  • AWS comes out swinging with A.I. services

    Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy announced three artificial intelligence services that will be available to enterprise users this year, with more expected in 2017.

    01 Dec. 16 06:09 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

    01 Dec. 16 01:01 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Medibank to invest $40 million in new ERP system

    Medibank Private will spend $40 million on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, as the health insurer continues to bed down a major technology transformation program.

    30 Nov. 16 11:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

    On Tuesday, the cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. They’re focused on helping customers get increased use of Amazon’s cloud services, and getting partners to invest further in AWS.

    30 Nov. 16 08:20 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

    Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

    30 Nov. 16 04:22 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

    Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save money.

    30 Nov. 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • How Trump will attack the FCC's net neutrality rules

    Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's less than 2-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road.

    29 Nov. 16 03:44 Written by Grant Gross