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Facebook and AT&T herald a new day of open networking

On Tuesday at the Structure 2016 conference in San Francisco, Facebook announced its most powerful modular data-center switch yet, and AT&T gave an update on its huge migration from dedicated servers to a software-based architecture.

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Carriers are going virtual to give enterprises more freedom

On Monday, the French global carrier Orange launched its virtualized network services program, called Easy Go Network. It joins AT&T, Verizon and other operators that are selling or developing such programs.

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Hackers can abuse LTE protocols to knock phones off networks

The new Diameter protocol that LTE mobile networks use to communicate with each other can still be abused to launch attacks against users if operators don't take additional security measures, researchers showed.

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Mobile subscriber identity numbers can be exposed over Wi-Fi

Researchers have now found that protocols used by operators to offload data connections and voice calls to Wi-Fi can be abused to track mobile subscribers by their unique identification numbers.

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Dealing with multiple service providers: A necessary evil

To be agile, you need to manage a complex IT environment of many partners and providers. Integrating them for business benefit needs to be your new priority.

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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

The French Constitutional Council has taken another look at a new security law it waved through in July 2015, and found it wanting.

Recruiting and retaining cybersecurity talent

Research shows cybersecurity professionals value competitive compensation, a strong cybersecurity culture and business management commitment to cybersecurity.

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UK spy agencies illegally collected data for years, court rules

The U.K.'s spy agencies breached the European Convention on Human Rights for years by secretly collecting almost everything about British citizens' communications except their content, a U.K. court has ruled.

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Cable and telecom are rivals again with new IoT networks

Comcast and the biggest U.S. carriers are taking their long-running rivalry to the internet of things. On Wednesday, Comcast said it would launch trials of LoRa low-power network technology.

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Automation: Disrupt or be disrupted

Embracing automation may seem like a risky investment, but holding out on these new technologies is even riskier.

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U.S. cellular carriers charge too much, and here’s proof

In Thailand, even lazy tourists get better mobile phone rates than what American consumers get from U.S. cellular carriers.

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Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Most substations are eyesores. This one won't be.

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The Emergency Alert System test: Lesson learned, catastrophe averted

After an awkward public failure 5 years ago, the FCC and FEMA achieved a successful national test of the Emergency Alert System.

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The Emergency Alert System: Failure IS an option

FEMA and the FCC ran a ‘live test’ of the Emergency Alert System in 2011. The result was static and Lady Gaga going out to millions. On Sept. 28, they will retest with the fixes in place.

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Verizon’s shift into digital media is much bigger than Yahoo’s data breach

With Yahoo, Verizon bought a large user base and popular web content. The challenge now is to integrate it into a digital media brand.

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AT&T's AirGig shows wireless internet over power lines is possible

AT&T says its AirGig uses existing power cables strung between mid-voltage utility poles to wirelessly send broadband into people’s homes.

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UK police listened in to 9 percent more calls last year

The U.K. government has published a report on the staggering scale of surveillance in the country last year.

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