DDoS attacks evolve into new threats against data centers; CenturyLink positioned as visionary on Gartner's Magic Quadrant

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> Distributed Denial of Service attacks have evolved into new threats against data centers. Article

> CenturyLink has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report. Release

> A new Pew Research study looks at Americans' attitudes about privacy, security and surveillance. Article

Cable News
> Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited over-the-air tuner add-on for the Xbox One, immediately entering the gaming/entertainment console into the growing list of OTA devices targeted to cord cutters. Article

> Altice SA's lightning-quick entry into the U.S. cable market continued through Wednesday morning, with reports swirling that billionaire Patrick Drahi's French telecom group is already in talks to buy Time Warner Cable. Article

Online Video News
> Despite its consistent position at the bottom of the top three SVOD providers in the U.S., Hulu may not stay there for long. Article

Wireless News
> A federal judge has refused to approve a proposed $50 million settlement between Sprint and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over charges related to the carrier's unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services--unless the carrier and the agency offer additional details about the agreement. Article

> Now that LightSquared has emerged from bankruptcy protection, it is lobbying hard to get access to spectrum to launch a wireless network. Article

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