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Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Widely-used open source Network Time Protocol depends primarily on one overworked project lead   —  NTP's Fate Hinges On ‘Father Time’  —  The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing.  So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
Mar 15, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
Doug Henschen / InformationWeek:
IBM announces freemium cloud-based Watson Analytics service for businesses, plans beta soon   —  IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed  —  IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making.  Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
Sep 16, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Mathew J. Schwartz / InformationWeek:
DDoS Attack Hits 400 Gbit/s, Breaks Record   —  A distributed denial-of-service NTP reflection attack was reportedly 33% bigger than last year's attack against Spamhaus.  —  A record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack Monday peaked at 400 Gbit/s, which is about 100 Gbit/s …
Feb 11, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth   —  The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.  —  Smartphone makers are expected to ship more than 1 billion of the popular devices this year, climbing an incredible 39.3% over 2012's numbers.
Nov 26, 2013, 9:55 PMIn context
Kristin Burnham / InformationWeek:
Yahoo Recycled Emails: Users Find Security Surprises   —  When Tom Jenkins, an IT security professional, learned in June that Yahoo planned to free up abandoned account IDs, he jumped on the opportunity to request a nickname he's had since high school.  He was thrilled when Yahoo emailed him in August to say the ID was available.
Sep 24, 2013, 1:20 PMIn context
Mathew J. Schwartz / InformationWeek:
FAA Dismisses Android App Airplane Takeover   —  Demonstrated training software exploits don't work against the flight management systems installed in planes, say airline regulators and avionics manufacturers.  —  Start The  —  The Federal Aviation Administration has dismissed …
Apr 12, 2013, 10:15 PMIn context
Mathew J. Schwartz / InformationWeek:
Evernote: We're Adding Two-Factor Authentication   —  After data breach and wide password reset, Evernote accelerates plans to offer additional security to users.  Evernote, after suffering a data breach that caused the company to reset passwords for all of its 50 million users …
Mar 5, 2013, 2:15 PMIn context
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Dell, HP Windows 8 ‘Atom’ Tablets Delayed Until 2013   —  Dell Latitude 10 among Windows 8 systems not yet available, as tablet makers struggle with drivers for energy-efficient Intel Clover Trail chip.  —  Dell and other vendors have pushed back until January the launch of Windows 8 tablets that use a new …
Dec 19, 2012, 4:40 PMIn context
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Microsoft: We Won't Build Own Windows Phones   —  Microsoft exec categorically denies reports that the company plans to bring its Surface tablet strategy to the smartphone market.  —  A Microsoft executive said the company has no plans to manufacture its own company-branded smartphones …
Jun 25, 2012, 4:15 PMIn context
Elizabeth Montalbano / InformationWeek:
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use   —  The Department of Defense (DOD) has approved the use of Dell's Android-based mobile OS on its networks, paving the way for widespread use of Android-based smartphones and tablets throughout the military.  The Defense Information Systems Agency …
Nov 1, 2011, 9:45 AMIn context

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