Intel Corp. is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of internet-connected devices, including mobile phones, reports the Associated Press. Intel said security is now a fundamental component of online computing, but today's approach to security isn't adequate for the growing availability of internet connections on mobile phones, medical devices, ATMs, automobiles, and elsewhere. The industry needs a new approach that combines software, hardware, and services to meet tomorrow's needs, the company said. "With the rapid expansion of growth across a vast array of...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i