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The NSA has defeated encryption through a variety of means, including through reported backdoors in online services and covert compromises in encryption standards, according to news reports last month.
Customers of French ISP Free will soon see their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections upgraded from 100Mbps to 1Gbps, with no change to the monthly fee of €36 (US$50) including tax.
Intel has signed a deal to acquire Sensory Networks, a provider of software pattern matching technology for network security applications.
The tech groups endorse the Surveillance Transparency Act in the Senate and the Surveillance Order Reporting Act in the House, both of which would allow companies to publish information about the number of surveillance requests they receive from U.S. agencies.
Security-savvy mobile-device users are increasingly casting a skeptical eye on public Wi-Fi, and now the vendor consortium behind the wireless standard wants to make logging in via that coffee shop network a bit safer.
Cisco Systems has patched 10 vulnerabilities that could impact the availability of devices using various versions of its IOS software.
The proposed rule, announced Thursday and expected to be open for comment within days, is intended to give consumers a way to compare wireless performance in emergencies.
Communications chipmaker Broadcom announced an 802.11ac/5G chip that will let cars sync better with mobile devices, and stream audio and video from those devices to multiple in-car displays. But don't get too excited: Cars that will use the chip have yet to be announced, and their longer development cycle means it could take a while to see such well-connected cars in dealerships near you.
A bipartisan group of four U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that will prohibit bulk collection of phone records of Americans.
Ericsson says it has a small solution to the big problem of weak mobile service in enterprises.
Several network initiatives that AT&T is unveiling this week show the carrier is far from finished advancing its network even as it achieves a broad footprint with LTE.
A new, independent committee needs to look at data collection transparency, claims of state secrets, and the role of courts in approving surveillance, said former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale.
New AirPort Utility doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule’s wireless file-transfer speed
Sprint announced a new annual upgrade plan just in time for the new iPhones, and it's one of the best deals around.