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Keep the Internet's Backbone Free from Censorship

We may need new rules in the U.S. that specifically bar web infrastructure providers from cutting off services to publishers based on their content.

Lenovo Posts Surprise Loss as PC Sales Crater, Costs Climb

Lenovo's smartphone and server businesses, bulked up through multibillion-dollar acquisitions, again struggled to make money amid supply constraints, rising costs and aggressive pricing from competitors....

Cisco Outlook Shows Robbins Turnaround Hasn't Spurred Growth

Cisco Systems Inc., whose machines form the backbone of the internet, predicted another revenue decline as the company tries to remake itself amid a changing networking industry....

Cisco Outlook Shows Robbins Turnaround Hasn't Spurred Growth

Cisco Systems Inc., whose machines form the backbone of the internet, predicted another revenue decline as the company tries to remake itself amid a changing networking industry.

In Moving Production Workloads to Cloud, VMware Professionals Prefer AWS, Azure

A report by Druva, released today, finds that 90 percent of VMware professionals plan to have migrated workloads to the cloud by 2018....

Massive New 'Locky'-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway

Many endpoint protection solutions have been updated to detect Locky ransomware but as a new variant, emails containing the IKARUSdilapidated strain can be designated as "unknown file" types and slip through security solutions. ...

Cloudflare CEO Says Company Could Not Remain "Neutral" as it Bans Daily Stormer

In a decision announced Wednesday, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said that it terminated Daily Stormer's account and is taking measures to "ensure they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services ever again."...

Cloudflare CEO Says Company Could Not Remain "Neutral" as it Bans Daily Stormer

In a decision announced Wednesday, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said that it terminated Daily Stormer's account and is taking measures to "ensure they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services ever again."

Equinix Makes Big Bet on Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers

The Redwood City, California-based data center provider today announced a deal that will see fuel cells installed at 12 additional US data centers....

London Maintains Lead in Private Data Plumbing Ahead of Brexit

The U.K. capital currently has an installed bandwidth of 159 terabytes per second, a figure that exceeds any other European city and is greater than the capacities in either New York or Silicon Valley....

Endurance International Group Names Jeffrey H. Fox New CEO

Endurance International Group has announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey H. Fox as president and chief executive officer, effective August 22. Fox, who will also join the company's board of directors, succeeds Endurance...

DreamHost Fights to Limit DOJ Request for Website Visitor Information

DreamHost talks to the WHIR about its fight with the DOJ to protect user data. ...

DreamHost Fights to Limit DOJ Request for Website Visitor Information

DreamHost talks to the WHIR about its fight with the DOJ to protect user data.

World's Largest IPv6 Network Reaches a Milestone

The tier 2 network operator, which runs a vital part of the internet's backbone, announced it's become the first network in the world to connect to over 4,000 IPv6 networks....

String of Web Hosts Boot Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer

GoDaddy, Google and French web hosting provider Scaleway have kicked off Daily Stormer for violating terms of service agreements. ...

Understanding Digital Twins as a Key Part of Digital Transformation

One of the really cool parts of the digital revolution has been the work we've done to give analog devices a digital footprint....

Understanding Digital Twins as a Key Part of Digital Transformation

One of the really cool parts of the digital revolution has been the work we've done to give analog devices a digital footprint.

What Does the Ideal Password Look Like?

A re-examination has been underway in recent years about the ideal structure for login passwords, the effectiveness of which is more important than ever in an age of ubiquitous cyber attacks....

SpaceX Rocket to Fire Hewlett Packard Supercomputer Into Orbit

A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. computing system may help pave the way for extended periods of space travel....