Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Free Wi-Fi networks in SF, San Jose enable seamless switching with Hotspot 2.0

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other

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German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

It will shift to Deutsche Telekom after revelations about NSA eavesdropping

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Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

The company unveiled upcoming enterprise products at the Dell User Forum

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Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

A new consultancy crunches data from different sources for insights into agencies' operations

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Chinese site in signal-jammer sting could pay record $34.9M FCC fine

The company allegedly told US shoppers some of its illegal jammers were FCC-approved.

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FCC proposes $1 billion per year for Wi-Fi in schools

The plan would also aim to prevent fraud in the E-Rate Internet funding program.

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NSA jitters are 'just a bummer' for cloud growth, HP says

Potential customers in China and elsewhere are worried about the security of public-cloud data, HP's enterprise chief says

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Facebook announces its open data-center switch

The company wants to open up the platform for development and use by others

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NetApp gets serious about all-flash shared storage with FAS8080 EX array

With performance gains, NetApp says the high end of its line is now optimized for flash

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Better messaging means security can grow with IoT

Messaging veteran RTI delivers software based on the new DDS Security standard

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Samsung looks to backyard projects for IoT inspiration

The company's Silicon Valley lab uses hobbyist development techniques

Judge orders DOJ to turn over FISA surveillance documents

The agency failed to justify keeping the 66 pages of documents secret, a federal judge ruled.

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Nimble's Adaptive Flash goes bigger with beefed-up controller

The company is also introducing an All-Flash Shelf to add more solid-state capacity

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More apps coming from an expanding Facebook

The social network can't fit everything in its main app, so more little ones are on the way.

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Security-focused Blackphones launch in three weeks, designed to lock down data

Carriers in Europe and the Americas have committed to selling the secure handset, Silent Circle and Geeksphone say