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FCC to address broadband gaps impeding Internet of Things

Next week, the FCC is expected to render a decision that could close the digital divide and assist the rise of the Internet of Things. But will Congress hogtie the FCC and pass a law that expressly prohibits throttling at the provider level but also protects throttling at the state level? Yes, they just might.

Thousands of MongoDB databases are open to Internet, enabling hackers to get access to and modify data

German researchers discovered that several thousand MongoDB databases running as a service or website backend on thousands of commercial servers are openly available on the Internet.

News Scan: Cloud, IoT make cybersecurity more critical than ever; Tech reps, DHS meet on embedded security efforts; More

The top news stories for Oct. 8, 2014.

The trials and tribulations of a mobile worker

Are you a mobile worker, or travel for work often? Here are some of the challenging experiences that I've encountered. 

Mobile users dominate China's Internet traffic

Mobile Internet users in China totaled around 500 million, or 81 percent of all Internet users in the country, in 2013, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.

Peplink Pepwave MAX 600 mobile router

Most businesses looking to provide ad-hoc Internet access while at conferences or exhibitions probably make use of a USB mobile dongle or MiFi wireless router for Internet access. While convenient,

Egypt's last Internet service provider goes offline

Noor Group, the last Internet service provider in Egypt that was still operating in the wake of a government-mandated shutdown, has suspended its service. This completes the shutdown of the country's

How Egypt disconnected the Internet

Since the government of Egypt shut off the country's Internet connectivity to the rest of the world Thursday amid violent anti-government protests, there has been a great deal of speculation in the

New Trojan stymies cloud-based antivirus security

A new Trojan has been spotted by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) researchers in China that neuters antivirus products there that rely on cloud-based technology. Called Bohu, the malware employs social

iOS 4.3 beta offers mobile hotspot capabilities, new features

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) released a beta of iOS 4.3 to developers mid-week that gives the platform mobile hotspot capability, among other new features. Assuming support by carriers, its eventual release