News organizations attending Monday evening’s presidential debate must pay $200 for a “Secure Wireless Internet Connection” at Hofstra University in New York state. The debate is set to begin at 9pm Eastern.
While profiteering during a high-profile occasion such as this is not unheard of—$15 for a patch cable?—what’s worse is that event staff at Hofstra University are reportedly using a $2,000 device to actively scan for hotspots and other ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks.
U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.
Three of the individuals were arrested for stock manipulation while the other two were arrested for running an illegal Bitcoin exchange, according to the FBI.
At Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference today, the company announced that Uber is using its Cognitive Services API in its new app. The service is introducing a feature called Real-Time ID Check, which will periodically ask its drivers to take a selfie, providing an additional layer of security for riders.
It's important for riders to know that their driver is who they are supposed to be. In some cases, Uber drivers have signed into the app and then passed it off to someone else, leaving the rider with someone that's not the one that's rated on the service.
If you were worried that the debate over Internet data caps would get bogged down in technical mumbo-jumbo, fear no more—it's actually much simpler than you think.
Mediacom, a US cable company with a little over 1.1 million Internet subscribers in 22 states, has put the matter to rest by explaining to the Federal Communications Commission that its customers shouldn't get unlimited data because using the Internet is just like eating Oreos.
Last week’s historic 620Gbps+ DDoS attack on the website of security blogger Brian Krebs was no ordinary attack, according to the firm that found itself on the receiving, end, Akamai.
The peak level, which hit Akamai for most of Tuesday and Thursday, was probably somewhere between 600Gbps and 700Gbps, more than enough to cause major problems both to Akamai and fellow peers that start dropping general Internet traffic at that level.