Verizon report finds security holes in businesses' credit card systems; Turkey approves bill to block access to Internet material

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@FierceTelecom RT @ Verizon Enterprise: New Verizon report finds most businesses that accept payment cards fail to maintain PCI standards. Post | Follow @FierceTelecom ‏

> Turkey's parliament approved a bill that enables the blocking of access to Internet material within four hours without a prior court order, reports Reuters. Article

> Verizon Communications closed its sale of $500 million of retail notes to a large number of investors in a transaction involving 21 underwriting firms. Release

Cable News
> Walt Disney Co. may be able to sign carriage deals that would allow pay TV providers to offer complete seasons of its original series on subscription video-on-demand platforms similar to the approach Netflix takes in using SVOD to drive binge viewing, CEO Bob Iger said Wednesday. Article

> WideOpenWest CEO Colleen Abdoulah will resign from the cable overbuilder on April 1, the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Article

Wireless News
> Sony said sales from its Mobile Communications unit rose 45 percent year-over-year in the quarter that ended Dec. 31, its fiscal third quarter, but it cut its annual forecast for smartphone sales. Article

> When Samsung Electronics likely unveils its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month, it is expected to be a low-key affair, according to a New York Times report. Article

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