The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The U.S. is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world to feed a large database of the location of "at least hundreds of millions of devices," according to a newspaper report.
By John Ribeiro | 05 December, 2013 04:28
Three prominent U.S. senators have in a federal court filing questioned the claim of the National Security Agency that its bulk collection of phone records is required for intelligence purposes.
By John Ribeiro | 20 November, 2013 06:15
Customers of French ISP Free will soon see their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections upgraded from 100Mbps to 1Gbps, with no change to the monthly fee of €36 (US$50) including tax.
By Peter Sayer | 01 October, 2013 15:36
Cisco Systems has released new security patches for several versions of Unified Communications Manager (UCM) to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, modify system data or disrupt services.
By Lucian Constantin | 22 August, 2013 11:37
TransACT and Alcatel-Lucent have overhauled telephony at the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
By Adam Bender | 12 August, 2013 13:42
T-Mobile US had 1.1 million net customer additions in the second quarter, as customers backed its new no-contract plans.
By John Ribeiro | 08 August, 2013 07:55
Cisco Systems released a security patch for its Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) enterprise telephony product in order to mitigate an attack that could allow hackers to take full control of the systems. The company also patched denial-of-service vulnerabilities in its Intrusion Prevention System software.
By Lucian Constantin | 18 July, 2013 13:59
The technology to implement Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is maturing, but mobile operators won't roll out telephony services in earnest until 2015. At the same time apps like Skype and Fring are growing quickly in popularity, according to Infonetics Research.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 July, 2013 14:49
A group of 26 U.S. senators, cutting across party lines, are seeking "public answers" on whether the National Security Agency collected in bulk other data such as credit card purchases and financial information in the U.S. besides phone records.
By John Ribeiro | 01 July, 2013 05:41
Civil rights groups have asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for the legal justification of the U.S. government's surveillance of Verizon's customer records.
By John Ribeiro | 11 June, 2013 06:47
Skype's Web-based management tool Manager for businesses is now available in over 170 countries and for all subscriptions, allowing companies to centrally control their usage of the service.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 May, 2013 10:45
Google is hoping to make it easier for developers to integrate SMS or voice communications in applications running on the company's App Engine platform.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 April, 2013 11:32
Two people will share a US$50,000 prize from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the best idea to block illegal robocalls from reaching the owners of mobile and wired phones.
By Grant Gross | 02 April, 2013 16:24