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Google's Android did not have touchscreen support - until after the iPhone launched

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00

Google's Android platform has grown into the world's most popular smartphone operating system, but before Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 it did not support touchscreen inputs, according to court documents.


Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:59
The developers behind Jetpack, one of WordPress' most popular plugins, have patched a serious flaw introduced in 2012 that would enable an attacker bypass access controls and publish posts to any website hosted on the blogging platform.

Report: Amazon to release 3D smartphone in second half of 2014

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:32

The Amazon smartphone rumor mill is churning once again, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the online retailer will release a smartphone in the second half of 2014.


T-Mobile to drop domestic overages for all plans, calls on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to follow suit

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:07

T-Mobile US will drop its overage fees for all of its domestic plans and is launching a petition to get Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to do the same thing.


Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:43
As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of security, relegating it to personal use. But over the years, Google has upped the ante in terms of Android security, as have third-party vendors.

AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:08
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as "weev," has won an appeal against his conviction for exploiting a vulnerability in AT&T's website to collect the email addresses of Apple iPad users. The 2010 incident earned him a 41-month prison sentence.

Orange secures 2 operators for new Orange Alliance programme

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:23

Orange has unveiled a new international partnership programme called Orange Alliance that the French operator said will help spread its services and products to markets where it does not have a foothold.


Apple smart devices protected from 'Heartbleed' bug

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:15

Apple said users of smart devices running its iOS software face no risk from a flaw in the OpenSSL web security standard, despite BlackBerry working up a fix for its messenger service for iOS and Android devices.


IDC: Global wearables shipments to reach almost 112 million in 2018

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:36

Shipment volumes of wearable technology are expected to exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales.


Report: Sawiris ready to invest up to $2B in Telecom Italia

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:20

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he is prepared to invest between $1 billion (€1.38 billion) and $2 billion in Telecom Italia if Telefónica withdrew from the company, and said the Italian company needed funds for future investments.


Vodacom, MTN, boost mobile subs with Nashua Mobile deal

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:38

South African operators Vodacom and MTN agreed to acquire mobile subscribers from Nashua Mobile for a reported 2.26 billion rand (€155 million/$214 million), as the reseller prepares to exit the local mobile market.


Vivendi rebuts claims by Martin Bouygues of 'anomalies' in SFR process

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:17

Vivendi said over the weekend that comments made in an interview with Le Figaro by Martin Bouygues about the process to select a buyer for SFR represented a "one-sided" version of the events and refused to enter into a debate with the CEO of the Bouygues Group.


Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:01
The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:05
Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:54
More U.S. Internet users report they have been victims of data breach, while 80 percent want additional restrictions against sharing of online data, according to two surveys released Monday.

First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:44
Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting website both lost user data after attackers exploited the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, they said Monday.

Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:20
Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the Heartbleed bug.

True-Grit Wireless tries to rise from Cell-Loc's ashes

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:18

The head of True-Grit Wireless, who has taken over patents that originally belonged to a geo-location services company formed in the 1990s, is searching for a way forward to leverage that intellectual property.


Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 01:57
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Heartbleed vulnerability linked to breach of Canadian tax data

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 01:03
In a statement on Monday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's tax-collection agency, confirmed that the Heartbleed vulnerability was to blame for the loss of tax-related information.