Vonage offers free calling to Mexico after Hurricane Patricia; U.S. CIO says cloud providers offer best data security

Wireline news from across the web:

> Vonage is offering free calling to Mexico in advance of and following Hurricane Patricia, until Oct. 30. Release

> United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said that cloud providers offer the best data security. WSJ article

> Mexico's Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), gave its approval of plan Nokia's proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, saying that that the new company would have no effects contrary to free competition. Telecompaper article

> A U.S. district court in California dismissed a $15 billion lawsuit against Facebook that accused the company of secretly tracking the Internet activity of its users after they logged off. Bloomberg article

> Windstream announced an Area Code Overlay for North Carolina's Piedmont area to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers. Release

> Brocade's CEO Lloyd Carney says the company is making great strides on the IP network side of the house by reducing complexity. Network World article

Cable News
> ESPN's YouTube channels are going dark amid the launch of Google's new YouTube Red subscription platform. Article

> AT&T and Tribune Media have entered into a quiet phase, nearly 48 hours after the last announced extension to a legacy broadcast retransmission agreement between Tribune and AT&T's U-verse platform expired. Article

Online Video News
> YouTube Gaming announced it is now possible for users to live-stream their mobile games to an online audience, bringing a new element to the service which is charging hard to grab players and viewers from Twitch. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility added far fewer postpaid customers in the third quarter than it did a year ago but saw a resurgence in its prepaid business, notching the best quarterly prepaid subscriber additions in nearly eight years. Article

> América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless added around 13,000 total customers in the third quarter, ending with 25.726 million total subscribers. Article

And finally … Five new networking requirements driven by #BigData and Internet of Things. Business 2 Community article