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Alcatel-Lucent completes sale of cybersecurity unit to Thales

Alcatel-Lucent has finalized the sale of its cybersecurity and security services business to Thales for an undisclosed amount, another move in its effort to shed non-core assets.

FCC moves to calm programmers' fears that shared deal info will be leaked

The FCC has announced a series of privacy protections, designed to allay the fears of programmers that deal info they share as part of the commission's ongoing pay-TV merger reviews will be leaked.

Comcast Wi-Fi ads raise security, net neutrality concerns

Comcast's decision to insert self-promotional advertising into its Wi-Fi hotspots "raises security concerns and arguably cuts to the core of the ongoing net neutrality debate," an Ars Technica story maintains.

Probing the security threat posed by AT&T and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T and Comcast help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection.

Alcatel-Lucent enters talks to sell cybersecurity division to Thales

Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to sell its cybersecurity unit to Thales as part of what it says is a broader partnership to address network security opportunities.

Home automation goes over the top; smart machines threaten middle class jobs

Home automation providers including Verizon are increasingly partnering with other broadband service providers to reach customers outside their market footprint, a new study from Infonetics Research says.

Major websites to protest NSA surveillance on Independence Day

Several large websites and online groups including Reddit, Mozilla, Wordpress, Public Knowledge and others will stage online demonstrations on Thursday, July 4, to protest NSA surveillance programs,...

ACLU sues NSA, says phone data collection violates constitutional rights

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court that says the National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone customer information is a violation of its constitutional rights, reports The Wall Street Journal.

AT&T, Sprint also part of NSA's phone data collection probe

The National Security Agency's phone and data collection effort targeting Verizon also included AT&T and Sprint, according to various reports, as part of a seven-year-old program to collect telephone "meta data" such as the number called, the time of the call and the length of the conversation.

Week in research: Operators turn to SDPs; 93% of IT managers struggle to control corporate data

Racing to market with services ahead of the competition is the top driver for operators using service delivery platforms, according to survey results published by Infonetics Research. And as OTT providers take a bite out of operator revenues, survey respondents say they are using SDPs to create and manage their own offerings.