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Net Neutrality, Storage drives, Lenovo, Android Pay, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
February 26, 2015 7:52 am

A look at IT news...

F.C.C. Net Neutrality Rules Clear Hurdle as Republicans Concede to Obama

New York Times - The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to President Obama's call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators on Thursday.

Regulators Move Toward Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

ABC News - Internet service providers would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

CNN - Science is now looking to nature, however, to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millions of years.

Regulator warns of 'Armageddon' cyber attack on banks

USA Today - A New York financial regulator said he is considering new rules to protect against "an Armageddon-type" cyber attack that would devastate U.S. financial markets.

Lenovo website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

CIO - Lenovo's website appeared to have been hacked Wednesday, possibly in retaliation for a piece of adware it installed on PCs that was found to have opened up a security hole.

Vandals cut northern Arizona's digital umbilical cord

CBS News - People across northern Arizona couldn't use the Internet, their cellphones or landlines for several hours Wednesday after someone vandalized a fiber-optic line that brings communications to a large part of the state, officials said.

More than 1 Million WordPress Sites Open to SQL Injection Attacks

Threat Post - More than one million different WordPress sites may be vulnerable to a critical plugin issue that could lead to SQL injections and in turn, total site takeover.

Google's new algorithm can learn like a human

Washington Post - Now it's teaching itself how to beat classic Atari games. One day it may drive your car.

Europol Dismantles RAMNIT Botnet That Infected Millions of Computers

NBC News - A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police, officials said on Wednesday.

Google to launch new payment API Android Pay

ZDNET - Reports suggest the launch of a new payments API, dubbed Android Pay, is imminent.

Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

PC World - With the FCC's vote coming up, some people say Congress should move forward with its own plan.

Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Computerworld - Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics.

Anthem: 78.8 million affected, FBI close to naming suspect

CSO - On Tuesday, Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurer, said that 8.8 to 18.8 million people who were not customers could be impacted by their recent data breach, which at last count is presumed to affect some 78.8 million people. This latest count now includes customers of independent Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans in several states.

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