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Leading to the gigabit promised land?

commentary If the United States wants to be a leader in the 21st century information economy, we need to stop debating the past and start figuring out the future.<p><i>Editor's note: This is a guest post by Blair Levin, whose bio is below. CNET invited him to write about the debate behind broadband</i> …

Net Neutrality

The Defense Department’s data strategy: Huge, massive and distributed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Ely Kahn has spent more than a decade working in the national security world, including stints at the Transportation Safety …

IE10 Falls Below IE9, Firefox Down, Chrome Up

February saw the fourth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release Firefox 27 and Chrome 33. The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE10 has fallen below IE9, and that Chrome was the only winner last month.<p>Between January and February, IE slipped 0.02 percentage points …

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates for bigger changes, like Kit Kat

Whether you're a Google Glass wearer or merely observing the new devices, you may have noticed a lack of major updates in January and February. <i>Android Police</i> and <i>Glass Almanac</i> reveal a post from the Explorers-only community forum explaining that after version XE12 closed out last year, those monthly …

Why Do Companies Keep Getting Hacked?

One reason is that security isn’t always a priority for developers in a rush to bring a product to market. Another reason is that humans are stupid.<p>Two weeks ago, a respected crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, was hacked. Snapchat was hacked the week before that. Skype’s social media accounts were …

Bank of America

Mozilla to enable Click to Play by default for all plugins from March 31

Mozilla announced back in January 2013 that it planned to eventually require all plugins to be ‘Click to Play’ by default, meaning that users will need to click on plugins in-page in order to enable them and view their content.<p>Today, the company revealed it will close the application window for …

Korea is Asia’s key test market for global tech companies, including Facebook

There has been much talk about Facebook’s inability to crack the tough, localized Asian market, but in an interview with Facebook’s top brass in Korea, this situation seems to be improving.<p>Korea <i>is</i> a key test market for Facebook, and this should send a message to other global tech companies hoping …