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FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Tied to JPMorgan Hacking

Russian hackers attacked the U.S. financial system in mid-August, infiltrating and stealing data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other bank, an incident the FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar with the probe. The attack resulted in the loss of gigabytes of sensitive data, […]

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Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks

Sharks have shown an appetite for fiber cables Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently. Are sharks attacking underwater cables really something Google should worry about?   Take a look for yourself: click here to watch video […]

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Netflix Versus ISPs: Net Neutrality Or Paid Fast Internet Service

Netflix and other major online streaming content providers continue to favor net neutrality with strong arguments. Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) and other major online streaming content providers made an official case in favor of net neutrality and submitted comments to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 16. Their stance lies on the basis that open content […]

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Bold Obama Stand Shakes Up Net Neutrality Debate

President Barack Obama edged up to questioning the Federal Communications Commission’s newly proposed net neutrality rules, a heavily criticized plan that would favor Internet content providers that can afford to pay more for faster delivery of their services. Obama campaigned heavily on net neutrality during his 2008 election, but has been largely silent on the issue […]

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Huffington Post Explores Why Some Rights Groups Sided with ISPs in Net Neutrality Fight

The Huffington Post has an interesting article attempting to unravel why some rights groups have sided with broadband Internet and mobile service providers in the fight over net neutrality. They specifically point the finger at the NAACP, who has decided that it would be bad to put restrictions on ISPs because it will stymie their efforts to […]

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