EU fines Microsoft $357.3M

The European Commission fined Microsoft $357.3 million on July 12 for its failure to carry out some provisions in its March 2004 decision, in which it accused the Redmond software giant of abusing its dominant market position.

Should sensitive data be stored on laptops?

Every month seems to bring another episode of sensitive personal information escaping into the wild because a corporate or government laptop computer is lost or stolen.

No quick fix for government data security

The White House has set an early August deadline for government agencies to encrypt sensitive data after the embarrassing theft of millions of veterans' personal information, but experts warn a quick technology fix will not cure security problems.

Via rolls out new ultra-mobile chipset

Taiwanese chipmaker Via Technologies late last week launched a new chipset that could drastically increase the performance and reduce the size of mobile devices and laptop computers.

Wi-Fi cloud of hot zones planned for NYC

With widespread public access to Wi-Fi slow to rollout in New York City, the nation's largest city is beginning to be covered by a unique wireless network, which is planned to eventually cover the Big Apple with a cloud of Wi-Fi "hot zones."

A Cheap Route to Wi-Fi

FON, based in Spain, is a startup company that wants to provide cheap Wi-Fi access to the world by selling a million routers, which usually cost about $60, for $5 plus shipping.
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Mobile Risk: Security Is Not a Game

IDC predicts 2 billion mobile devices will be shipped by 2017, while Gartner expects a 26 billion Internet of Things installed base (excluding smartphones and tablets) by 2020. With more devices, more machines, more connectivity comes more risk.