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To get a glimpse of the future of the Internet, look at airports

To get a glimpse of the future of the Internet, look at airports

Written by on February 18, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The Internet is wonderful. In addition to all of the commercial opportunities it affords, it enables unprecedented opportunities for communication. But the Internet is also a playground for terrorists and psychopaths. In a matter of minutes, terrorists can announce that they have taken a journalist hostage and then upload a video of his execution. To […]

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Russian researchers expose NSA spying code in hard disks

Russian researchers expose NSA spying code in hard disks

Written by on February 17, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought […]

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Billing transformation that led to $2.7 billion write-off

Billing transformation that led to $2.7 billion write-off

Written by on February 9, 2015 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

If you thought telecoms operators were the only ones to suffer from the big billing glitches that catch the attention of the press and alienate customers you’d be very wrong. Even statutory bodies can get it badly wrong, and with serious financial implications as this story from South Africa illustrates. IT Web reported that four […]

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Just four vague pieces of info can identify you, and your credit card

Just four vague pieces of info can identify you, and your credit card

Written by on February 3, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

By Larry Hardesty, MIT News In a recent issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information — the dates and locations of four purchases — are enough to identify 90 percent of the people in a data set recording three months of credit-card transactions by 1.1 million users. […]

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Worthwhile wearables for children

Worthwhile wearables for children

Written by on February 2, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

OK, so I have been a little harsh of late with criticism of the Internet of Silly Things but I have to admit that occasionally, something brilliant does come along that you know would by of real benefit to most people and, in this case, children. You can argue black and blue that introducing technology […]

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In the world of teen texting boys and girls really are different

In the world of teen texting boys and girls really are different

Written by on January 29, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Teenage years are a turbulent time of learning independence, developing social skills, and experiencing sexuality and romance. Teens face peer groups pressure and have no micro guidance from parents. Teen texting is an important social communication channel for teenagers, giving the opportunity for anxiety free communication with the opposite sex. New study in Journal of […]

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The Great Telco Debate Movie

Written by on December 16, 2014 in Features with 0 Comments

Are telcos reinventing themselves to be at the centre of the digital economy or just providers of low margin pipes? The Great Telco Debate held in London on November 7, 2014 was a great success with contributions from leading independent industry analysts and stakeholders.

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Interesting outcomes from broadband rollouts

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Features with 0 Comments

As broadband is being rolled out in emerging economies so rather unusual outcomes are being experienced. After moderating a panel on the subject at ITU Telecom World in Doha recently, Tony Poulos outlined what was occurring.

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The naked truth about net neutrality

The naked truth about net neutrality

Written by on November 26, 2014 in Features with 2 Comments

It seems everybody is jumping into the net neutrality argument of late. It can all be a little confusing trying to understand the pros and cons of each side. Luckily, a group of adult entertainment stars have produced a video laying bare, so to speak, their own unique and rather novel explanation and views on […]

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Hybrid net neutrality, what next?

Hybrid net neutrality, what next?

Written by on November 6, 2014 in Features with 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission will soon consider a proposal that would grant the agency regulatory authority over the flow of Internet traffic between content providers and Internet service providers, the New York Times reports. The so-called “hybrid” solution would establish a distinction between ‘wholesale’ and ‘retail’ transactions, and is the latest to gain traction among F.C.C. staff: It would apply utility like […]

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