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Verizon tests the 100 Gigabit Ethernet network waters during recent field trial

Separated by 4.6 miles of fiber from the customer edge, a select customer exchanged Ethernet traffic with the telco over a 100GigE connection.

Ping takes a swing at replacing passwords with mobile devices

The system Ping Identity has been building (and to some extent, acquiring) to let people log onto services with their mobile phones is now ready for public launch.

Netflix: Free speech shouldn't be a factor in 'commercially reasonable'

While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.

Copyright Office: Supreme Court may say Aereo is a cable company, but it's not

Citing a 2011 Second Circuit decision that quotes the Copyright Office's own interpretation of the law, the Copyright Office holds fast to that interpretation, even though it directly contradicts the high court.

Spotlight: Microsoft's passion play takes a (predictably) tragic turn

You know that Microsoft hasn't quite yet joined the world of you and me when the functions of running the business are orchestrated on the public stage like a symphonic masterwork.

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.

RightScale adds more automation, self-service to its cloud of clouds

Now a company can give its employees the ability to provision themselves on the company's choice of cloud platforms, all within the mandates and guidelines set by IT in advance.

Canada's own AWS-3 auction will try, again, to grow a fourth wireless carrier

Neither Canada's nor the U.S.' attempt to foster new wireless competition from the sale of AWS-3 frequencies ever amounted to much. What's the Canadian for, "Try, try again?"

Net neutrality supporters: Deep packet inspection is a dangerous weapon

Network access providers should be disallowed from using DPI, and should provide regular reports to demonstrate they're not, suggests yet another group of Internet technology leaders.

Half-million fraudulent transactions plague Brazil's banks

How often would you let yourself be robbed every single day your business is open, until you decided it might be a good idea to shut the door to the vault?

Spotlight: Tracking how customers' credit card data is collected

The problem with thinking that anonymized databases are safe lies in the presumption that they're separate. They're not, as an in-depth report published not on a tech news site but a real...

New Rackspace partnership aims to make a better SharePoint than SharePoint

As every mobile operator knows, when an app becomes available to a customer up front, its adoption soars dramatically. Now AvePoint has captured prime real estate with Rackspace without being acquired by it.

Amazon stabs at heart of SharePoint, Dropbox with one thrust

The cloud service leader already had enough storage in its ammo belt to deliver a competitive document collaboration service. The only real question was, when?

Net neutrality opponents now claim regulations are disrespectful to Obama

Let's try this one: The FCC has an obligation to regulate Internet communication, but only to the extent that it has determined beforehand the benefits outweigh the costs.

T-Mobile CEO on 3rd-party services: 'There were some fraudsters in that bunch'

In a textbook example of how not to respond to a textbook example of how not to issue an indictment, the defendant's CEO says his company "IS" (all caps) not engaging in cramming, "FULL STOP!"

Google: Unrestricted search is a human right, EU is interfering

Some 70,000 takedown requests are being handled by hand, according to Google's legal chief, who's now faced with the task of owning up to all the data Google owns.

Spotlight: Alcatel-Lucent claims its XG-FAST achieves 10 Gbps over copper

Just when you thought the last mile had to be ripped and replaced, Bell Labs unveils a formula for keeping things as they are.

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.

Aereo: If we're a cable company, grant us a license

Observers called last month's Supreme Court decision against Aereo the "looks like a duck" argument. Now Aereo is not only owning that argument, it's turning it on its ear--if ducks have ears.

Lua asks, can collaboration be managed with analytics?

How effectively are the people in your organization communicating with one another? Perhaps--just perhaps--the answer can come from analyzing the patterns of that communication.