The officials of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have revealed that, under the Universal Service Fund (USF) program, an amount of approximately $9 million has been authorized to New York.
In a move which will promote higher-quality content on the News Feeds of Facebook users, the social network has revealed in an earlier-this-week announcement that it is tweaking the News Feed algorithm so that high-quality news stories get more weight.
In a recent disclosure, security researchers at Trustwave's SpiderLabs have reported that they have found a server on which a trove of nearly 2 million stolen passwords has been stored. Most of the stolen passwords unlock accounts on some extremely popular sites such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter.
The New Zealand government's plan to upgrade the country's predominantly slow Internet service is facing some difficulty after accountants established the fact that the main contractor has come across some financial problems.
However, Prime Minister John Key said that the schedule for the ultra-fast broadband rollout will not be changed, despite a report saying Chorus is not delivering on its contracts.
Privately-held cloud-based security solutions provider Prolexic Technologies has been acquired by Internet content delivery specialist Akamai Technologies, in an apparent effort to defend its corporate clients from cyberattacks. The security software designed by Prolexic helps protect data centers as well as enterprise applications against hackers.
Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has revealed in a recent announcement that Juniper Networks has nabbed an important AARNet upgrade contract, to help deliver a network capacity increase of up to 30 times to over one million users across the country.
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