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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

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It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and early deployments of it are already under way.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

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Cisco's New Network Management

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking

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Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six -- and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.

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Don't be left behind by IPv6 deployment, ISOC warns enterprises

They have the resources, the expertise and, though they may not realize it, the need -- but it turns out that enterprises are often the ones that don't yet have IPv6.

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Google will block bad ads (even its own) with a filter built into Chrome

Google plans to remove obtrusive and aggressive ads from Chrome with a new ad-blocking feature starting next year.

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All-electric satellites are ushering in zippier in-flight internet access

To speed up in-flight internet access don't stick a rocket on it, but a xenon-ion propulsion system (XIPS).

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Twitter rolls out new privacy tools as it ditches Do Not Track and expands data sharing

Twitter's keeping more data about you, for longer, but offering more granular privacy tools in return.

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Instagram finally snags Snapchat’s beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature

A slew of new features are coming to Instagram Stories today, including reverse video, hashtags, and an eraser.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised.

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Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

A conservative group took credit for a barrage of anti-net neutrality comments posted on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website this week, but it denied generating fake activism.

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Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality

An apparent bot-generated campaign has posted more than 83,400 comments on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website supporting the agency chairman's plan to gut net neutrality rules.