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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.

Verizon Business forced to give call records to the NSA

Verizon Business has been forced to give its daily call detail records to the U.S National Security Agency, in an order issued shortly after the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April.

CenturyLink to resell Blue Ridge's cybersecurity solutions to government customers

CenturyLink can now give its federal, state and local government customers another weapon to fight cyber attacks via a new agreement to sell Blue Ridge Networks' solutions.

Verizon report: DDoS is a threat to every business sector

While banks continue to be among the biggest victims of distributed denial of service attacks, a new Verizon report said that every industry sector is vulnerable. In its 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, the service provider wrote that DDoS events rose sharply in 2012 and are appearing in companies in various verticals.

Internet exchanges play critical role during submarine cable outages

A series of submarine cable outages in the past two weeks caused widespread disruptions of Internet service in the EMEA and Asia regions, leading to increased attention on the importance of alternate routes and better interconnectivity. For land-based Internet exchanges, the timing couldn't be better, according to Harald Summa, CEO of Germany-based DE-CIX Management GmbH.

Week in research: M&A climbs, deal values don't; quantum cryptography prepares leap forward

Buyers prowling the global telecom marketplace in 2012 saw plenty more deals being made, but at much lower valuations, an IDC report says. More than 3,800 deals were made last year, a 14.2 percent rise over 2011 M&A activity.