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Leaked Microsoft WiFi service could bring expanded hotspot coverage, Office 365 tie-ins

A new website indicates a spin-off from Skype Wi-Fi, unifying multiple providers' hotspots around a single login.

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USB 3.1 cable prices will drop as manufacturers prepare for demand

Vendors could be slower to adopt USB 3.1 due to its cost

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Nokia wants to build data centers for mobile operators

Competition among vendors to help mobile operators virtualize their networks is heating up

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Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

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New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say.

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

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FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal

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German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal

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Power problems disrupt Africa's telecom sector

As the issue gets worse, outages become common

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Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome

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Newer technology pushes out CDMA in Africa, bringing faster speeds

Operators are moving to LTE and other technologies

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Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The deal, in the wake of Comcast's failed bid, may be announced as early as Tuesday, according to reports

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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act