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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Court shuts down alleged PC tech support scam

The New York company charged consumers up to $249 to fix nonexistent PC problems, the FTC says

UK could lose £9.25bn in next 12 months through smart technology deficit

One in five admit the lack of smart adoption is because it is too time consuming to train people up on new technology

Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Rockefeller

Girls won't make a pass at a man in Google Glass, HP boss warns

Outlines where HP wants to play in the wearables market

UK fintech firms offered free stint in Canadian business incubator

Toronto-based DNZ claims the trip will help startups access North America's financial sector

UK consumers willing to sacrifice data privacy to get useful insights on their wearables

Research carried out by Imperial College London and Zeno Group

Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

Complaints continue to pour in from users whose Wi-Fi is malfunctioning after upgrading to the new Mac OS X version

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with new material

RiteAid blocks Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer

Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

Malware attack steals £1.6 million from dozens of UK cash machines

One member of East European gang arrested

The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

A rising number of devices are connecting to Backoff-related infrastructure, Damballa says

China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

The new servers could potentially lessen China's reliance on foreign technology


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