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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

Giving government spies unfettered access to everyone's wireless communications is not such a good idea after all

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4 reasons broadband data caps must die

Recent reports about wildly inaccurate usage meter readings bolster the case against cap overage fees

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5 more ways your ISP is screwing you

Not a cord cutter yet? Then you can probably relate to at least a few of these rip-offs

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EU outlines stiff new net neutrality rules

Meanwhile, a court battle over net neutrality is ongoing in the United States

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Hanging on the line: The desk phone's second life

Desktop phones, smartphones, tablets, and PCs should all work with a phone number as easily as email works today across devices

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Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B

After the sale Yahoo will be left with cash, investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, and some patents

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Hey AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- your days may be numbered

As mobile users overwhelm shared cellular data networks, scrappy independent providers armed with low-cost equipment could bring the solution

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Sorry, ISPs: The FCC finally has the dopes on the ropes

Despite this week's appeals court ruling, the cable industry fights on against an open internet, proposals to regulate set-top boxes, and privacy protections

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Appeals court upholds FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency's reclassification of broadband as a common-carrier telecom service was legal, the court rules

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

That sounds like an enormous amount of data, but 4K video could eat that up quickly

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Verizon's breach experts missed one right under their noses

An intruder to Verizon Enterprise stole contact data on customers -- maybe as many as 1.5 million

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The U.S. will see an amazing total solar eclipse in 2017

If the views of this week’s total solar eclipse in Asia made you wish you could see one and you’re in the U.S., mark your calendar for August 21, 2017. For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will travel from...

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Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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OpenStack digs for deeper value in telecoms, network virtualization

NFV can be a major OpenStack application, which is great for telecom, but will enterprises go for it, too?

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How tech led to the death of France's public enemy No. 1

The suspected mastermind of last week's terror attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was tracked with the aide of an abandoned phone

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Cisco, Ericsson partner to build and sell next-gen networks

Ericsson said it's cheaper than buying in or building the equipment itself, Cisco said it's quicker than buying Ericsson

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Europe working with everyone except US on what 5G mobile technology should be

The EU has signed agreements with China, Japan, and South Korea to work together to define 5G. Will the U.S. join them?

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