WiFi smart meters pose security threat; FCC's broadband tests become a privacy issue

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> WiFi meters could help burglars trying to break into homes, a report says. Article

> ISOC's Board of Trustees called on ITU policymakers to preserve the Internet's openness, innovation, and interoperability. Release

> Telekom Austria, according to a Dow Jones Newswire report, is looking for an investment bank to help it find possible acquisitions of other Eastern European telcos. Article

Cable News

> Netflix's Reed Hastings predicts HBO will launch 'direct-to-consumer' streaming video service in the United States. Article

> Comcast formed a CoMPASS team to develop next generation user interfaces. Article

Enterprise Communications News

> Amazon and Terremark top Gartner's list of leading IaaS vendors. Article

> The "Internet of Everything" will become the IT platform of the future, predicted John Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco, at the Gartner ITxpo. Article


> Caribbean-based cable operator Columbus Communications is on the verge of launching a hybrid IP video service in multiple countries throughout the region. Article

> Even as cable operators have begun to deploy DOCSIS 3.0, a group of executives at the recent SCTE cable show laid out a plan for DOCSIS 3.1. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix may have surpassed estimates with Q3 earnings of 11 cents, but its stock price still dropped by double digits, falling $11.65 to $56.57. Article

> Online video is seen as multibillion dollar threat to pay TV revenues, says a new ABI Research study. Article

And finally … The FCC's broadband test measures are raising potential privacy concerns, says the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Article