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Skype investigates tool that reveals users' IP addresses

Skype said Tuesday that it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address, a potential privacy-compromising issue.

Engineers ponder easier fix to dangerous Internet problem

IT engineers are studying what may be an easier way to fix a long-existing weakness in the Internet's routing system.

2012: The year LTE becomes a standard, not a luxury

The mobile industry may well remember 2012 as the year when LTE became the dominant wireless technology in the United States.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

Apple under fire for backing off IPv6 support

Apple came under fire for back-pedaling on its support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, at a gathering of experts held in Denver this week.

AT&T's LTE network now in 32 cities

AT&T has added St. Louis, Mo., to its growing 4G LTE network, bringing the carrier's nationwide total to 32 cities.

Survey: A quarter of the world's households now have Wi-Fi

Market research company Strategy Analytics says that 439 million households around the world had installed a Wi-Fi-based home network at the end of 2011, equivalent to 25 percent of all households.

Asavie launches pay-as-you-go VPN for iPad users

Asavie Technologies launched a cloud-based secure VPN service for iOS devices for corporate workers to access data from anywhere in the world.

Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's.

DOJ sues AT&T over billing for text-based communications service

The U.S. Department of Justice has accused AT&T of overcharging the government by millions of dollars by failing to crack down on scammers using a text-based Internet service for hearing-impaired people.

Remains of the Day: Tactical dispersal

We've got Tim Cook calling in an air strike on AT&T, a stealth Siri feature of iOS 5.1, and Microsoft nuking Apple devices from orbit.

Apple battles Nokia, RIM, Motorola over nano-SIM standard

Next week, two proposals for a new, smaller SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM--one backed by Apple and the other by Nokia, Research In Motion and Motorola Mobility--will go head-to-head before a European standards board.

Analyst: Only one in ten tablets sold has a cellular connection

It's clear that people are willing to pay for new tablets, but it's also clear that they aren't yet ready to take on the fee for cellular connectivity to their tablets.