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Daily Archives: June 26, 2012


Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Video Taking Up More Bandwidth

Ever get that feeling your colleagues are “working” through their Netflix queue while at the office? You might be right. Computer-security appliance seller Palo Alto Networks Inc. analyzed Internet traffic on the networks of more than 2,000 large companies between...

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

Waze to Drive Its Social GPS Software Into Cars This Year

Waze, which makes one of the most popular GPS applications for smartphones, is planning to break into a platform it hopes will provide greater fuel for its business: the car. The first car models to integrate Waze’s social mapping software,...

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

Social Media Survey Finds Many Teens Feel the Need to Unplug

Today’s teens may love their Facebook and mobile phones, but even they feel the need to unplug and smell the roses. About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000...

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

One Year of Your Life and $100,000: Growing Cost of Medical ID Theft

If your credit card is stolen, it may take a few minutes on the phone with the bank to reverse the fraudulent charges. But if your identity is stolen and used for medical treatment, it could take a year or...

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