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  • Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

  • Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware

    Malicious advertisements made their way last week to almost two dozen popular websites and used browser-based exploits to infect computers with CryptoWall, a nasty file-encrypting ransomware program.

  • Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

    Getting out of the business of designing and running computer systems, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG is selling its IT services division to IBM and having Big Blue run its internal IT operations.

  • Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

    As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Victorian police spend $15m on IT refresh

    The Victorian police spent a total of $15 million on an IT refresh during the 2013-14 financial year, including the replacing of a distributed server network, transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7 and designing new data centre

  • NSW govt dives deeper into data, digital

    The New South Wales government has revealed plans to digitise public records and make it easier for agencies to share data.

  • 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.

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    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.