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How tech led to the death of France's public enemy number 1

The suspected mastermind of last week's terror attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has died in a police raid. Investigators were led to him by wiretaps and an abandoned telephone.

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How a telecom investment in North Korea went horribly wrong

An Egyptian company that launched North Korea's first 3G cellular network and built it up to 3 million subscribers says it's effectively lost control of the operator despite owning a majority stake.

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Verizon may be looking to shed its enterprise business for $10 billion

Verizon Communications is considering a sale of its enterprise assets for as much as US$10 billion, according to a Reuters report on Friday.

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Cox to pay $595,000 for Lizard Squad data breach

Cox Communications has agreed to pay US$595,000 and submit to seven years of computer security compliance monitoring by the Federal Communications Commission to settle an investigation into whether the cable TV and Internet operator...

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Mobile broadband is best prospect for connecting the developing world, UN says

Mobile broadband will provide a 'pivotal role' in connecting parts of the world that are not yet connected, the United Nations says.

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Happy to help the owner of

Being helpful has always been one of my favorite parts of this job, so it was with some pleasure that I had the following exchange on Twitter with Garin Kilpatrick, a writer, marketing and social media strategist.

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DownRightNow was down right then

A Twitter user reports that Facebook is down, which leads me to do what I always do in such situations: check with the website to see if the report is indeed true.

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Life imitates Verizon commercial art

Perhaps you’ve seen the Verizon commercial dubbed “A better network, as explained by backup quarterback Luke McCown.”

Another sign of Google Fiber worship

Today, we have another sign – literally – that Google can’t roll out this stuff fast enough.

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‘Is this sweet, sweet Google Fiber in the wild?’

The question -- ‘Is this sweet, sweet Google Fiber in the wild?’ – was posed on Twitter this morning by Nick Owen, CEO of WiKID Systems, an Atlanta-based purveyor of two-factor authentication products.

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How captive IT offshore centers are driving IT innovation

Companies like Amazon, Tesco and Honeywell are looking to offshore IT subsidiaries to deliver digital transformation.

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New super-precise drones could win over wireless industry

Big IT companies have largely been mum on plans to use drones, but emerging technology from Bay-area startup PreNav appears to have at least intrigued wireless service providers and cell phone tower operators.

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For carriers, OSS can become a competitive advantage, not a cost center

Operations Support Systems excel in managing traditional networks, but they can be more, so much more, as we look forward to smarter networks that are more responsive to enterprise customer needs.

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Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone upgrade program

Limited-time deal lets you get an iPhone 6 now for $15 per month, and upgrade to the next iPhone at no extra charge

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How an obscure acro and an old Network World story helped link AT&T to NSA spying

Pro Publica and the New York Times have revealed previously unknown details of the “highly collaborative” relationship between AT&T and the NSA. Helping them connect the dots were an obscure acronym and a 1996 story in New World.

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T-Mobile switches on ISP-hotspot piggy-backing

Mobile Network Operator T-Mobile is trialing automatic connection to ISP Bright House’s hotspots.

FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change


Another reason people hate cable companies, particularly Comcast

Residents of St. Paul, MN, are entitled to a 10% discount from Comcast if they are elderly, disabled or low-income. Comcast doesn't make getting it easy, though.

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