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It won't be the Internet of Things as you know it

We're well past the time that technologists once predicted there would be a modem on everyone's key ring. And no, I don't mean Wi-Fi. A future Internet will incorporate things, but not the way it's been predicted.

Windows tech support scam: Have we lost the capacity for anger?

Surely it's happened to you: You've gotten those fake phone calls from "Windows Company" saying your PC is infected, and please install this keylogger. And you may have reported them. But why haven't they stopped?

A death of tact

The echo chamber of the Web in the wake of Robin Williams' death has resounded with such an ugly noise that his daughter has shut it off.

My take on Intel, part 2: Will cloud CPUs separate from on-premise?

Intel has already demonstrated its willingness to differentiate its Xeon CPUs for certain customers who want to build custom servers with it. How far will this customization extend into the telco space?

My take on Intel's near-future support for open standards

Could Intel's next Xeon provide acceleration functions to NFV? Even though Intel's pre-release responses are limited, what we know now still speaks volumes.

What I mean by 'communications'

Every week, I get this question from someone at least once:  What's the difference between the "Telecom" in FierceTelecom and the "Communications" in FierceEnterpriseCommunications?

Where do we plant the root of trust?

The problem of securing identity in a network of both mobile devices and clouds is only growing more complex.  A solution may require us to transcend what we think we know.

The Apple + IBM partnership: Who makes the first compromise?

The new alliance means IBM will be selling iPads, and Apple will be making room for IBM enterprise services. Sensible enough. But partnerships require communication, and only one of these two is good with that.

Scytl e-voting exposes the dangers of automating a democracy

A cryptographic protocol involving secret codes and device-to-device handshakes brings into question whether technology can actually drive away the world's last remaining voters.

The right to not know or be known

As Google begins its effort to comply with Europe's "right to be forgotten" law, more is now known about what's being forgotten than ever before.