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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

“Communications should not just be for the geographically, financially otherwise fortunate — for it is the unfortunate who need it most. ”
Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Grubby, tortuous, full of malware and deceit: Just call it Lionel because the internet is MESSY
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:40
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It's a dumpster fire, but it's OUR dumpster fire, folks

Reg Lectures Trolls, fake news, Russian bots, radicals – there's plenty to put you off going online.

And there's many a politician ready to clamp down on and control the internet, in an attempt to conquer these dark forces bruising our society, systems and discourse.

But attempting to control the internet isn't just wrong – it's counterproductive, according to University of East Anglia Law School senior lecture Paul Bernal.

Paul, author of the newly published The Internet, Warts and All , will discuss this idea with Register readers at our

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Ethernet Alliance plugs and prays so you don't have to, and other networking morsels
Saturday, 11 August 2018 05:09

Microsoft has said it'll be bringing "software-defined" capabilities to Windows Server in 2019.

It would have been easy to have missed it, though: Redmond didn't offer a product release, it buried the story at seventh place in a "top-10 networking features in Windows Server 2019" list, here .

Greg Cusanza and Schumann Ge of the Windows data centre networking team wrote that Windows Server 2019 will get a new deployment UI and a Windows Admin Center extension to support the server's SDN environment, and the enhancements will reach back to Windows Server 2016.

The SDN features, Cusanza wrote, form the

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Extreme Networks? Extreme Share Price Crash, more like
Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:09

Extreme Networks’ share price almost halved after its Q4 financials hit the wires on Wednesday, in spite of the US network infrastrucutre kit-maker reporting a double-digit bounce in turnover. It serves as a timely reminder that tech companies miss Wall Street forecasts at their peril.

While revenues rose 56 per cent to $278.3m for the three months ended 30 June, well up on revenues of $178.9m from the year-ago period, this fell short of analyst expectations for sales of, er, $279.22m.

It probably didn't help that Extreme posted a loss of $5.6m, against the previous year’s profit of $13.2m. This

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Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander
Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:59

A former Brocade marketer turned Cisco veep is leaving the networking kinpin, along with another veep who ran the service provider division.

The two senior bods - Christine Heckart and Yvette Kanouff - are both set to be replaced, according to the firm.

Kanouff, general manager of the Service Provider Business, told employees she is quitting to move to a startup-focused venture that nurtures "new industries and technologies", as Light Reading reported . In an email obtained by the website, sent to folk in her business division, Kanouff described the move as "certainly a bit scary".

A four-year veteran of

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