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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

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US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Networks have to become more adept at handling varying traffic demands

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Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless cloud storage just became a lot easier to manage

BitTorrent is beefing up Sync organization with a new search function, more columns, and the ability to hide offline devices.