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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix takes up 9.5% of upstream traffic on the North American Internet   —  ACK packets make Netflix an upload monster during peak viewing hours.  —  We've written a lot about how Netflix takes up a gigantic share of Internet traffic.  During peak viewing hours, Netflix accounts …
Nov 20, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 8.1.1 slightly improves iPhone 4S and iPad 2 performance, but interface lag and memory constraints remain   —  iOS 8.1.1, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2: A little faster, kind of, sometimes  —  It took a lot of work to find the promised performance and stability improvements in iOS 8.1.1 …
Nov 20, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Cisco expects to pay $188M to Rockstar, the Apple-owned patent licensor   —  Cisco is preparing to dole out a serious chunk of cash to settle its patent lawsuit with Rockstar, a patent-holding company created out of the ashes of Nortel, a Canadian telecom.  —  The $188-million pre-tax charge …
Nov 19, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
AT&T amicus brief seeks clarity on whether warrants are needed for customers' cell location data   —  AT&T demands clarity: Are warrants needed for customer cell-site data?  —  AT&T has entered the legal fracas over whether court warrants are required for the government to obtain their customers' cell-site location history.
Nov 19, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
A new program at San Quentin State Prison is teaching 18 inmates HTML, CSS, and JavaScript   —  How 18 inmates at California's notorious San Quentin prison learn to code  —  SAN QUENTIN, CA—It sounds almost like a parody of Silicon Valley: two wealthy San Francisco Bay Area tech veterans …
Nov 17, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon Wireless extends full price of early termination fees to eight months into new contracts   —  Verizon Wireless makes canceling contracts up to $70 more expensive  —  Verizon Wireless just made it more expensive to cancel service by delaying monthly reductions in early termination fees …
Nov 14, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
For a year, gang operating rogue Tor node infected Windows executables   —  A flowchart of the infection process used by a malicious Tor exit node.  —  F-Secure  —  Three weeks ago, a security researcher uncovered a Tor exit node that added malware to uncompressed Windows executables passing through it.
Nov 14, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
US court agrees with ICANN on ccTLDs: country code top-level domains of Iran, Syria, and North Korea can't be seized   —  Judge sides with ICANN: Plaintiffs can't take all of Iran's domain names  —  Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's domain, Khamenei.ir, will firmly remain in Iranian hands.
Nov 13, 2014, 11:30 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Lollipop review: almost every part of OS revamped, but apps utilizing many new features still unavailable   —  Android 5.0 Lollipop, thoroughly reviewed  —  Android updates don't matter anymore—or at least that's what many people think.  Back-to-back-to-back Jelly Bean releases …
Nov 12, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet worm infected high-profile targets before hitting Iran nukes   —  List of “patients zero” shows cyber weapon broke into—not out of—Natanz.  —  The Stuxnet computer worm that attacked Iran's nuclear development program was first seeded to a handful of carefully selected targets …
Nov 12, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context

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