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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to Riverbed performance management tools

With TurboTax and QuickBooks becoming increasingly cloud based, user experience is key.

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Cisco: Dealing with the vendor behind the VARs

Most of Cisco's business happens through its VARs, which complicates your dealings with the company. But there are some techniques to keep in mind.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 16

Facebook accused of stealing data center plan... States object to Radio Shack sale of personal data... EU to probe e-commerce companies

FTC says it did not go easy on Google in search probe

The agency was responding to charges that it had overruled staff objections

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Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces

Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China

The number of DDoS attacks in 2014 remained nearly the same compared to 2013

Facebook app leaks F8 news about Parse, Messenger, 'teleportation station'

Messenger will supposedly become a platform, opened to developers

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 25

Google wants to let you pay bills inside Gmail... Microsoft packages Azure for web, mobile... Dutch utility to try heating with servers

Google said to prep billing payment service for Gmail

It could yield valuable e-commerce activity data for Google

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Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.

India's Supreme Court strikes down law against offensive online content

The cyberlaw allowed people to be arrested for content considered offensive

US FCC faces lawsuits against proposed net neutrality order

Trade group USTelecom and provider Alamo Broadband have filed the suits

Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

A new consortium was announced this week, created to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

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Internet of Things connections to quadruple by 2020

A new report by Verizon predicts that the Internet of Things is poised to transform virtually every major market sector, growing to more than 5.4 billion connections by 2020.

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