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UK still can’t make a decision about Huawei and 5G

Political uncertainty forces UK mobile networks to make own choices in 5G rollout While the race for Number 10 continues, the UK’s mobile networks are gambling that the new Prime Minister will let them use Huawei equipment in their 5G networks. The UK government has set out its plans to ...

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Clean Energy Regulator, WA Mines Department, and Vet Surgeons Board trying to access metadata: Comms Alliance

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Agencies trying to access metadata when not specifically listed as an enforcement agency for the purposes of Australia’s data retention regime has been labelled as a “serious and persistent phenomenon” by the Communications Alliance industry group. Writing in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence ...

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Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

(Image: Chorus) New Zealand telco wholesaler Chorus has disclosed that of its almost 1.2 million broadband connections, 600,000 use fibre GPON connections. The remaining half of the Shaky Isles is split between 270,000 VDSL connections and 327,000 ADSL connections. Chorus said in an update to the ASX that as of ...

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Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Kazakhstan government has started intercepting all HTTPS internet traffic inside its borders. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the local government to force their respective users into installing a government-issued certificate on all devices, and in every browser. The certificate, once ...

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Ready or not, here comes the new Twitter

How to avoid being locked (forever) out of your Twitter account If your Twitter is hacked, it could be gone permanently and Twitter may not help. Here is one user’s sad story and how you can protect yourself. With only 134 million daily users, Twitter has a much smaller reach ...

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Cisco acquires Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service’s vulnerabilities, and multicloud basics This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases. Read more: https://zd.net/2xqQ0Hn Cisco said it will acquire Acacia Communications in ...

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