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U.S. sanctions put telecoms firms off Cuba, internet task force says

17 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   5 articles

U.S. sanctions on Cuba are deterring American firms from exploring its telecommunications sector even as Washington seeks to expand internet access on the Communist-run island...
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Hackers steal data from telcos in espionage campaign: cyber firm

1 day ago   |   Reuters   |   4 articles

Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom firms and stole huge amounts of data in a seven-year spying campaign, researchers from a cyber security...
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Hackers hit global telcos in espionage campaign: cyber research firm

1 day ago   |   Reuters

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security...
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U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

2 days ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber...
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Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam: sources

5 days ago   |   Reuters

Italy's sovereign wealth fund is maneuvering to pull off a multibillion-euro telecoms merger and end a prolonged corporate stalemate that has held up Rome's plans to create a...
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Ethiopia's bid to become an African startup hub hinges on connectivity

Ethiopia's bid to become an African startup hub hinges on connectivity

5 days ago   |   TechCrunch

Ethiopia is flexing its ambitions to become Africa's next startup hub. The country of 105 million with the continent's seventh largest economy is revamping government policies...
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In Sudan, internet users find ways to beat blackout

6 days ago   |   Phys.org

In a lush garden cafe in Sudan's capital, a group of youngsters sit eyes glued to mobile phone screens, seeking ways to bypass an internet blackout imposed by army rulers.
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US-China contest centres on race for 5G domination

6 days ago   |   HighTech Industry

Financial Times A report for the Pentagon warns the US is falling behind China in telecoms HENNY SENDER June 18, 2019 henny.sender ft.com Less than 10 years ago, all top 10...
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Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback

7 days ago   |   Phys.org

A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an "abundance" of squirrels have chewed through wiring.
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Internet blackout hits Ethiopia's pocket, but not seen deterring telecoms investors

7 days ago   |   Reuters

An internet blackout in Ethiopia last week cost the economy millions of dollars and crippled businesses, but an analyst said it was unlikely to have a long-term impact on...
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Google now lets you auto-delete your location history and activity data

Google now lets you auto-delete your location history and activity data

Available right now in the Google app for Android and iOS. What you need to know Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and web/app activity data. You can... Read more ...

Bitcoin ransomers claim second victory as Florida town pays $500,000

Bitcoin ransomers claim second victory as Florida town pays $500,000

A second town in Florida has paid over $500,000 in Bitcoin to hackers following a ransomware attack. Officials in Lake City paid the hackers after their computer systems were... Read more ...

Swedish court fines Facebook group admin for failing to delete hate speech

Swedish court fines Facebook group admin for failing to delete hate speech

Patrik Markström, an administrator of the Facebook group “Stå Upp För Sverige” , has been fined by a Swedish court for not regulating and deleting eight “grossly offensive... Read more ...

Mt. Gox founder facing lawsuit for losing 80,000 BTC

Mt. Gox founder facing lawsuit for losing 80,000 BTC

Serial entrepreneur Jed McCaleb, and creator of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, is facing a lawsuit over his handling of the failed cryptocurrency exchange. Former Mt. Gox traders... Read more ...

Razer drops streamer for tweeting ‘men are trash' in response to sexual...

Razer drops streamer for tweeting ‘men are trash' in response to sexual harassment

Gaming hardware brand Razer announced that it won't renew Gabriela Cattuzzo's contract, a popular Brazilianvideo game streamer with almost 90k followers on Twitch. The decision... Read more ...

Oppo reveals the world's first under-the-display selfie camera

Oppo reveals the world's first under-the-display selfie camera

Oppo just unveiled its first phone with under-the-display selfie camera at Mobile World Congress Shangai. A few weeks ago, the Chinese company had shown its concept of hosting... Read more ...

Cyber criminals steal $27M in Bitcoin by impersonating popular...

Cyber criminals steal $27M in Bitcoin by impersonating popular cryptocurrency exchange

Police agencies from the UK and the Netherlands have arrested six people in connection with the theft of €24 million worth of cryptocurrency. According to a statement, the gang... Read more ...

Vivo claims its new 120W tech can charge your phone in just 13 minutes

Vivo claims its new 120W tech can charge your phone in just 13 minutes

Vivo said it just showed off its new charging tech at Mobile World Congress Shangai that can juice up your phone in just 13 minutes. The Chinese phone maker said that phones... Read more ...

Linux Mint Challenges Windows 10 In Small Business Productivity Speed Tests

Linux Mint Challenges Windows 10 In Small Business Productivity Speed Tests

Forbes: Linux is typically less resource-hungry than Microsoft's Windows 10, and that gives it a distinct advantage on under-powered desktops and laptops. Read more ...

Social media bots no longer need to hide to be effective, says Facebook

Social media bots no longer need to hide to be effective, says Facebook

Internet bots are a touchy subject these days, especially when it comes to social media. How many of that celebrity's Twitter followers are real people, and how many are fake?... Read more ...