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How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

Google's Niantic Labs to become independent company

The developer of mobile game Ingress will go solo as it aims to reach bigger audiences

Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa links

Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded

Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices

Four knowns and four unknowns in Google's Alphabet soup

Google's restructuring raises new questions about its strategy and the future of its products

Internet giants to block child porn images using a common list

Google, Facebook and Twitter are among the companies that will block child sexual abuse images, using a hashed list

Google's restructuring will let new ventures shine

'Otherwise, it's just a bunch of science projects,' one analyst says

Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

Alphabet will also house Google's advanced X labs, and health sciences projects

Some Yahoo Mail users menaced by zombified deleted emails

Some users say messages they've deleted keep reappearing in their inboxes

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Product improvements made possible by new chipsets will make it easier for operators to upgrade their broadband networks

FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

Reddit bans racist communities, 'quarantines' other offensive talk

The site is also restricting access to some controversial message boards

Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites

Some Internet service providers are still in the process of implementing the order issued late Friday

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

CEO is suspecting of illegally altering financial data

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