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With Cricket, Blue Wireless, Cleartalk as customers, Flashtotalk moving to LTE phone flashing

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:38

The CDMA handset flashing business is alive and well, according to at least one vendor. Flashtotalk, based in Portland with 45 employees, said it counts a handful of corporate relationships with regional wireless carriers, and is working on an LTE flashing product.


Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:02
Twitter was not affected by the Heartbleed Internet vulnerability that rocked the Web security world this week, making one less password consumers need to change to protect themselves, but users still need to be careful how they respond to the threat.

How to Ensure SAM and SLM Compliance in Mobile Environments

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:43
Software asset management and software license management aren't just for on-premises assets. Find out how they can help you ensure compliance with software policies and agreements across mobile devices as well.

Symantec to CISOs: Watch for the 'mega-breach'

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:41
Symantec has declared 2013 the year of the "mega-breach," placing security pros on notice that they stand to lose big from phishing, spear-phishing and watering-hole attacks.

Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:28
Adobe Systems released security updates for Flash Player and AIR in order to address four critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution and information disclosure.

Ericsson pushes on in Asia Pacific with FarEasTone LTE rollout

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:59

Ericsson maintained its grip on LTE deployments in Asia Pacific, announcing its second network rollout win in the region in the space of a week.


European court slams EC data retention rules, as UK commissioner questions use of interception rules

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:01

Europe's top court has ruled that data retention laws breach European Union privacy rules, on the day the UK's communication interception commissioner said the number of requests to monitor individuals' communications appears to be too high.


BT to provide high performance, more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure

BT News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:00
BT and Microsoft announced today a global agreement to provide customers with high performance and more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure

Rumour Mill: SoftBank eyes Vodafone as part of wider European M&A probe

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:51

SoftBank is reportedly turning its sights on a possible bid for Vodafone in the face of growing opposition by U.S. regulators to the Japan-based company's desire to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.


Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:47
In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.

Tip of the Hat: What the Heartbleed bug means for you

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:28
Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to Shane Dingman of the Toronto Globe and Mail for an easy-to-understand look at the Heartbleed security bug -- what happened, what key websites are among the hundreds of thousands affected, and whether users can do anything at this point.

Telekom Austria CFO quits as Slim deal looms

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 03:40

The chief financial officer of Telekom Austria is to leave the operator at the end of May, in what is seen as a move to open the way for Carlos Slim to select a successor who would be more amenable to his plans.


After SFR, Bouygues Telecom's future could lie with Iliad

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 03:08

Vivendi's decision this week to sell French telecoms unit SFR to Altice in a deal worth around €17 billion ($23 billion) opens up questions about the future of Bouygues Telecom, with market watchers continuing to predict that the company will end up in the arms of rival Iliad.


Microsoft seeks more collaboration in its Spectrum Observatory project

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:44

Microsoft is seeking the assistance of academics, governments and others interested in exploring how wireless spectrum is used in the real world. To that end, the company released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open-source software license.


Analysys Mason: Diverging approaches may risk the harmonised development of 5G

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:40

The diverging viewpoints emerging from different parties may pose a risk to the harmonised development of 5G, and greater collaboration is required to help achieve the full 5G vision.


E-Plus embraces OTT partnerships with WhatsApp SIM

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 02:02

German operator E-Plus this week unveiled a partnership with WhatsApp that provides one highly interesting example of how mobile operators and over-the-top messaging providers can work together in future.


Freescale and Broadcom each take aim at SDN, NFV

FierceWireless News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:23

Freescale and Broadcom both have software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) on their minds and in their chip portfolios.


What you need to know about Heartbleed and OpenSSL

Network World on Security - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 01:04
You know that little padlock icon you look for to ensure your Web traffic is encrypted and secure? It turns out that you might not be as secure as you think thanks to a vulnerability that was accidentally introduced into the code of OpenSSL.

08 April 2014 - Media Advisory: Ensuring Information Society is open and accessible

ITU Latest News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:00
Geneva: Apr 09, 2014 - Ten-year review of World Summit on the Information Society actions by WSIS+10 High-Level Event in Geneva, 10-13 June 2014...

Wooing TV broadcasters is FCC's next big job for 600 MHz incentive auction

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:48

The FCC is poised to release in May its rules for the incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. However, that will just be the beginning of the FCC's work: After releasing the rules, the agency will need to convince TV broadcasters to participate in the auction by first relinquishing their spectrum.