Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead -- a whopping 8 percent of its global workforce. That's in addition to the 4,000 jobs Cisco cut last year. Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for spies peer in. The news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online from the misdeeds of hackers. Over the next 10 years, a robot might steal your job right out from under you. Imagine, for example, how many call center jobs have already been eliminated thanks to artificial intelligence and automation. Hidden software secretly installed on cars, mobile phones, and laptops has put roughly two billion devices at risk of being hijacked or attacked by hackers, according to new research.
Premier FBI Cybersquad in U.S. To Add Agents After helping prosecutors charge Chinese army officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring, the premier FBI cyber-squad is getting a boost.
Apple Opens iCloud Data Center in China Treading lightly, Apple acknowledged it has started to store encrypted iCloud personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, operated by the state-owned China Telecom.
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees in Restructuring Plan Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead -- a whopping 8 percent of its global workforce. That's in addition to the 4,000 jobs Cisco cut last year.
Sprint Comes Out with Data Guns Blazing As its new CEO promised, Sprint has rolled out a new aggressively competitive price plan. The shared data plans promise twice the high-speed data and at lower prices than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.