The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of Guinea nine days before WHO announced the epidemic.
Over the next 12 months, telecommunications company CenturyLink will begin offering download speeds of 1 gigabit per second -- 100 times faster than the national average -- in a total of 16 U.S. cities.
Cloud analytics service Splunk, which provides big-data solutions for "operational intelligence," has announced a 33 percent price cut and a new 100 percent uptime guarantee.
A European class-action-type effort against Facebook led by an Austrian lawyer and privacy advocate quickly attracted about 12,800 participants and could become Europe's largest data privacy suit.
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