Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

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Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle

Meredith Attwell Baker, a onetime Obama appointee, will now run the mobile industry group

AT&T: Phone buyers are hanging up on subsidies

Almost 3 million people picked the installment plan in the first quarter, according to the carrier's quarterly results.

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Violin and Microsoft play a duet to speed up applications

The storage vendor put Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises

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Super-high frequencies could one day deliver your mobile video

Researchers are meeting in New York this week to talk about millimeter-wave cellular networks

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IT security is national security—but you're not alone

Managing the danger of cyberattacks has to involve all parts of an enterprise, speakers tell a Kaspersky conference

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Teen arrested for Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site

The Canada Revenue Agency reported data on 900 taxpayers was stolen through the Web vulnerability

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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Be careful patching the bug and restarting, or attackers could slip in, Kaspersky says

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Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said

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Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT

Enterprises are finding real-world uses for Internet-connected devices but aren't interested in the buzzwords

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With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money

The company will host customers' public hotspot management and give them a dashboard to control access

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Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

Entering the smartphone business now would be a long shot, but that's Amazon's specialty these days.

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Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Users have to be careful protecting their data because the vulnerability existed for years on many sites

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

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Startup's stethoscope phone peripheral gets to the heart of the matter

Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones

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Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions

SimpleQL learns about databases and applications to help non-specialists decide what to mine them for