D-Link, Huawei, TP-Link, ZTE home routers are vulnerable to hackers; EarthLink will present at Citibank conference in January

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> Over 12 million home networking routers from D-Link, Huawei, TP-Link, ZTE and Zyxel are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle takeover. Article

> NBN Co. said it does not expect to begin offering commercial services over the hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) networks it will acquire from Telstra and Optus until March 2016. Article

> EarthLink will present at Citibank 2015 Global Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 12:15 p.m. ET. Release

Cable News
> Comcast has become the second pay-TV operator to begin offering customers programming in the 4K/Ultra High Definition format. Article

> Giving consumers one more retransmission dispute to end the year, NBCUniversal has threatened to block out its broadcast network and 10 cable channels on Cable One if a renewal deal isn't in place by New Year's Day. Article

Wireless News
> Lawyers for Google tried to persuade a federal judge to toss out an antitrust suit that claims Google forces its Android hardware partners to use Google Search, Maps and other services as default applications. Article

> Sprint is facing a lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that alleges the carrier illegally billed wireless consumers for tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges. Article

And finally… Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade. Article