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How to Lock Down & Prevent Android Apps from Exposing Your Privacy on a Nexus 7 Tablet (Jelly Bean 4.3)

Privacy has been a heated topic in recent months, with everyone now up in arms over unauthorized leaks and exposures. And guess what—tablet and smartphone users are just as vulnerable.

Remember, the Google Play Store is unfiltered, so malware can just as easily make its way onto your Android device just like it can your computer. It could be masked as a seemingly harmless puzzle game, a fancy wallpaper, or pretty much anything else you can think of.

If you download apps from third-party stores or directly from developers, you can be at greater risk. Last month, Juniper Networks analyzed… more

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OpenDaylight is building open-source framework on our work, SDN group's director says

NetworkWorld: The OpenDaylight Project may have won attention last week with a founding list of vendors including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, but it’s standing on the shoulders of others, according to the head of the user-driven Open Networking Foundation.

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Intel lays foundations for SDN gear that could shake up networking

If software-defined networking ultimately changes the landscape of networking, Intel could be one of the biggest beneficiaries — and might be one of the reasons.

SDN is intended to take the control of networks out of the equipment that forwards packets and into software that could run on standard computing platforms. If that vision comes true, then makers of sheer computing horsepower could find a whole new market. Intel is a prime candidate.

Though actually moving data through a network will still require specialized silicon of the sort that Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and merchant chip vendors such as Broadcom make, SDN proposes that decisions about those movements can be made on servers.

“All the control-layer function which is being separated out in SDN is definitely in Intel’s wheelhouse, and they could very effectively play in that market,” Yankee Group analyst Jennifer Pigg said.

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OpenDaylight is building on our work, SDN group's director says

The OpenDaylight Project may have won attention last week with a founding list of vendors including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, but it’s standing on the shoulders of others, according to the head of the Open Networking Foundation.

OpenDaylight will be building part of its planned framework for software-defined networking on the OpenFlow protocol that ONF introduced in 2011, ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt said on Tuesday at the Open Networking Summit. The standing-room-only conference is ONF‘s annual gathering to discuss SDN (software-defined networking), which is intended to place the control of networks in software apart from dedicated hardware.

“It’s sort of an evolution of what we were doing,” Pitt said in answer to an audience member’s question at the conference in Santa Clara, California. “I don’t think you would be able to start this … OpenDaylight consortium if you didn’t have a foundation to build upon.”

Specifically, OpenDaylight’s planned API (application programming interface) for communication between its controller software and network devices will be built on OpenFlow, Pitt said. That’s despite the fact that ONF is not a member of OpenDaylight, which includes a long list of major IT and networking vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Ericsson.

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OpenDaylight Debuts with High Stakes for Networked Business

By Larry Hawes, Contributor

The Linux Foundation has announced the OpenDaylight Project, an open source framework for developing and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions that enable dynamic, programatic control of key network elements such as routers, switches and associated storage. Top-tier founding members of the project include some big names: Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft and VMware, among others, but smaller vendors and individual developers are participating as well. …read more

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Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project

Software-defined networking, a set of technologies to help networks better adapt to user needs with less manual effort, may at last be getting the common foundation it has needed for interoperability and efficient development.

Most of the major vendors working on SDN have joined in on OpenDaylight, a project being announced on Monday that will develop an open-source SDN framework. The vendors, which include Cisco Systems, VMware, Juniper Networks and Ericsson, will contribute software and engineers to the effort, according to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, which is hosting the project.

With OpenDaylight, the networking industry will take the same approach to developing its next generation of technology as the big-data sector did with Hadoop or Web browsers with WebKit, Zemlin said. It will be a vendor-neutral group that no single member can dominate and in which “the best code can win,” he said. By pooling code and engineering effort to build core infrastructure software, vendors will free up their own research and development resources to build value-added products on top of it.

On an OpenDaylight conference call with media on Friday, Cisco committed itself to this model.

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Juniper Reaches $25 With Smarter Networking Equipment

By Trefis Team, Contributor

Merely months after unveiling its software-defined networking strategy in January, Juniper Networks put some of those plans in action by launching its first programmable core switch last week. The new switch, dubbed EX9200, is based on a programmable Juniper ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) which provides compatibility with not only existing SDN protocols but also new ones as they develop over the next decade. …read more
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Nir Zuk's Palo Alto Networks Is Blowing Up Internet Security

By Caleb Melby, Forbes Staff

“They don’t like me,” says Nir Zuk of his old bosses. As one of the earliest employees at Check Point Software Technologies in the 1990s he wrote parts of the world’s first commercial firewall. He later built essential chunks of the firewall sold by Juniper Networks. But at both companies, Zuk (pronounced “zook”) ended up quitting in a huff–and, in one case, walking away from millions of dollars in unvested stock options. Why? The Israeli engineer felt his best ideas were being blocked by incompetence and office politics. All he ever wanted, he insists, was to build new things. …read more
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Juniper to unveil new advanced switch, promises networking improvements

Juniper Networks is readying a new programmable core switch to address software-defined networking in campuses and data centers.

Sources say it is called the EX9200 and is based on the MX router. It comes in three configurations: 4-slot, 8-slot and 14-slot chassis, the same form factors as the company’s successful MX 240, 480 and 960 routers for enterprises and service providers.

An overview of it can be found here. Juniper confirmed it will be unveiling a “new, advanced switch” and offered an embargoed briefing, but Network World declined.

[ ENTERPRISE FIRE SALE?: Juniper Networks tried to sell enterprise assets: report ]

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Why Caterpillar Sagged on a Flat Day for the Dow

By Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool

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For the first time in a while, no one today was seriously talking about new record highs for the stock market. Even positive news on the housing front wasn’t enough to dispel worries about the ongoing banking crisis in Cyprus and the possible reaction of the Federal Reserve, which is meeting today and tomorrow to discuss interest-rate policy. After seeing significant gains give way to losses by noon, the Dow Jones Industrials ended up splitting the difference, rising just 4 points as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both dropped modestly.

For Caterpillar , though, the Dow’s bounce didn’t lift its shares too far, as it finished with a loss of almost 1.25%. The ongoing disparity between a strengthening recovery in the U.S. and troubling trends in international markets has caused problems for the construction-equipment maker, which has identified the Chinese market as a key element of its overall growth strategy. Without improvement not just in the U.S. economy but throughout the world, Caterpillar will have a tough time dispelling the concerns investors have about the company — especially since Caterpillar itself hasn’t hesitated to pipe up with warnings about the fragile state of the global economy.

Alcoa also fell almost 1%, with the aluminum company facing similar macroeconomic concerns. But news from Japan that buyers agreed to accept aluminum shipments during the second quarter of 2013 at premiums of nearly $250 per metric ton was seen as positive, having risen from the first-quarter premiums of $240 to $245. Still, the levels aren’t as high as record levels near $255 from 2012’s fourth quarter, and some analysts point to the probability that producers will have to accept lower premiums for some buyers that are still holding out.

Outside the Dow, Cliffs Natural Resources fell more than 6% to a new multiyear low, as Goldman Sachs added its own negative sentiment to the chorus of investors who have become extremely bearish on the steel industry and the suppliers that provide raw materials for steel production. With Cliffs facing not only falling iron ore prices but also higher costs at its mine properties, the company doesn’t have any obvious catalysts that would help its shares hit bottom.

Finally, Juniper Networks fell 5%. Again, Goldman was the catalyst, downgrading the stock and citing intense competition not just from industry leader Cisco Systems but from smaller players as well. With new technology coming out, Juniper has to demonstrate its ability to keep up if it wants to stay competitive in the space, especially given the unpredictable capital-spending patterns among its key telecom customers.

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7 Active Trading Big Volume Spikes (CHTR, GLUU, INCY, JNPR, PCRX, SLCA, VCLK)

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Active traders and more active investors looking for news lists of stocks to buy or other investing ideas often look at stocks which are very active in trading volume. Some are up big, some are down big. Either way, large spurts of trading volume often lasts for multiple days. These are the major volume spikes tracked by 24/7 Wall St. this Monday.

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) just had a very unusual volume spike as shares were halted on an intraday circuit breaker. Dow Jones reported that Liberty’s John Malone is close to buying a 25% stake in the company. Stay tuned as shares are up 9% at $98.20 on 1.4 million shares versus almost 1 million shares on an average day.

Glu Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) was raised to Outperform at Northland Capital and that was somehow enough to send shares through the roof with a 9% gain to $3.64. What was impressive was that the rise was on over 18 million shares in mid-day trading versus about 2.5 million shares. Perhaps that new $4.50 target implying 35% upside from the $3.34 close had something to do with it.

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) is approaching a 300% volume spike on news that one of its patients under treatment developed the brain infection PML. Shares are down 6.6% at $23.20 on over 6 million shares versus an average daily volume of 1.63 million shares.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) will not look like a huge unusual volume spike with 7.2 million shares having traded against a 6 million average daily volume. The problem is that the share volume on the sell-side was so large at the market open that shares opened down about 5% at $19.08. The stock is now down only 1% at $19.97 on the day.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) is down over 7% at $27.78 after it was pointed out that insiders were selling shares. What stands out is volume at 300% of normal at about 1.4 million versus average volume of 413,000 shares per day.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) remains above normal in trading volume as an institutional investor was shown to be selling shares last week. The stock is actually up 3% at $22.36 so far on Monday and the 2+ million shares compares to average volume of 744,000 shares.

ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK) somehow did not even make our top analyst upgrades and downgrades this morning, but Jefferies raised the rating to Buy from Hold and raised the target price by $12 to $35 and sent the stock up. This was a gain of 9.5% mid-day to $30.40, and the share count of 1.8 million compares to an average volume of only about 955,000 shares per day.

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