Skyway West Recommended February 27th to March 4th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and drink the same kool aid we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

GigaOm: Next Generation Hotspot(NGH) and Hotspot 2.0 standards allow seamless hand-off between Wi-Fi and cellular

Last week, the Wi-Fi Alliance and theWireless Broadband Alliance announced significant progress in their shared goal of making your phone connect seamlessly with Wi-Fi networks. Now at Mobile World Congress, Cisco Systems is proffering up the first equipment that supports those Next Generation Hotspot(NGH) and Hotspot 2.0 standards. Read More…

GigaOm: Akamai licenses its software so ISPs can control their own Content Distribution Networks, watch out Netflix!

Akamai’s latest product launch lets network operators take over their own content delivery networks, using Akamai’s software but not its boxes. The Aura network solutions business is a huge change in Akamai’s business, given that it has spent more than a decade pushing its proprietary boxes located inside carrier networks. The shift, and the reason for it, offers a lot of clues about the evolution and domestication of the worldwide web. Read More…

IT World Canada: 13 IT Security Myths

 

New York Times: Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Users Photos

The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think. Developers of applications for Apple’s mobile devices, along with Apple itself, came under scrutiny this month after reports that some apps were taking people’s address book information without their knowledge. Read More…

 

Atlantic Wire: Canadians Like the Internet 17% More Than Americans

According to market researcher comScore, Canadians spent on average 45.3 hours online last December. As the Canadian Press found, that compares pretty favorably to its two biggest allies. “The Canadian total is about 17 per cent more than the average 38.6 hours Americans were online this past December, and about 28 per cent more than the average in the U.K.” Read More…

Atlantic Wire: Why Your Friends See Only 1 in Every 8 of Your Facebook Posts

You might be sad to learn that Facebook sends an average of 16 percent of the things you post on Facebook to your friends’ news feeds. Then again, you might be glad, since lots of Facebook updates can be pretty mundane, fairly annoying, or just plain gross. But on the surface it seems frustrating that so few of your pals know what you’re up to, especially once you’ve gone to the trouble of saying those things on Facebook. Nevertheless — and apparently, for your own good — Facebook uses an algorithm called EdgeRank to filter out the noise from the signal. Read More…

IT World Canada: Malware can receive instructions via DNS look ups

The number of malware threats that receive instructions from attackers through DNSis expected to increase, and most companies are not currently scanning for such activity on their networks, security experts said at the RSA Conference 2012 this week. Read More…

 


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