Federal agencies are exempted from telephone protection act; Orange to launch NaaS in 70 countries

Wireline news from across the web:

> The FCC says federal agencies are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, which prohibits telemarketers from calling home and cellphones repeatedly with autodialed or prerecorded calls. The Hill article

> European lawmakers have approved a new cybersecurity law, a first for the continent, which pushes for greater cyber-defenses and mandates that companies report cyberattacks. ZDNet article

> Telehealth used to monitor patients with chronic conditions may lead to improved measures for mortality, quality of life and hospital admissions, according to a U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality review of research. Health Care IT News article

> Orange Business Services plans to launch a network-as-a-service (NaaS) offering for multinational business in 70 countries by the end of 2016. Light Reading article

Cable News
> The Dolan family is buying back a majority stake in publishing company Newsday from Altice USA. Article

> The NCTA once again sharply criticized an FCC proposal to impose new privacy regulations on internet service providers. Article

Online Video News
> Online media startups are increasingly looking like the new darlings of the investment world: Four content-focused companies, including All Def Digital, Thoughtful Media Group, Kin Community, and Woven Digital have received a combined $56 million in funding in just the past week. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint has quietly killed its Samsung Galaxy Forever offering just a few months after launching the upgrade program. Article

> Samsung said it expects to report roughly $7 billion in operating profit during the second quarter of 2016 off $43 billion in revenue. Article

And finally … Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution? Business Insider article

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