While criticism of secret domestic data collection continues and Edward Snowden tries to decide his next move, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court reportedly renewed the U.S. government's authority to continue collecting data under a program that was set to expire on Friday.
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It appears that U.K. regulator Ofcom has a solution to the recently-reported shortage of new phone numbers in the region, and it is a measure that U.S. customers will recognize. Ofcom has proposed that landline customers in markets where phone number reserves are especially shallow be required to dial area codes for local calls.
Frontier Communications employees in West Virginia are stepping up efforts for their voices to be heard as the carrier negotiates with the Communications Workers of America on a new contract that would affect about 1,600 Frontier workers in the state.
While Google's second quarter earnings report last week for the most part disappointed Wall Street, details of the Internet giant's spending on its data center footprint may have given chills to other data center operators. According to the earnings report, Google spent $1.6 billion in the second quarter alone on its rapidly expanding data center footprint.
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