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Apple One services bundle could be launched within days

Subscription deal will combine products including Apple TV+ and Apple Music, leak suggestsApple is preparing a new bundle of all its subscription products called Apple One, according to a leak in the source code of one of its apps.The bundle, which has been rumoured for some time and could be launched as soon as next week’s press event, will combine a number of Apple services including Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade in one subscription for a discounted fee. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Games, Technology, Media, Smartphones, Apple TV, Mobile Phones, Culture, Television & radio, Telecoms, Computing, TV streaming, Apple Music Apple TV, Apple Arcade


Fairphone 3+ review: ethical smartphone gets camera upgrades

Dutch smartphone maker launches camera upgrade for older handsets, also available as new deviceThe ethical smartphone maker Fairphone has released two camera upgrades for its Fairphone 3 that are available separately or as a whole new device: the Fairphone 3+.The Fairphone 3+ costs £425 and marks a new approach for the eponymous Dutch company. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Business, Technology, Environment, Green Economy, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Ethical business, Ethical and green living, Telecoms, Fairphone


‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world's favourite video app

Ten years ago, Silicon Valley had written off Zoom. Now it’s used by everyone from princes to piano teachersOn 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing a real-world get-together for its most ardent clients and fa...
Tags: Apps, Business, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, California, US, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Computing, World Heath Organization, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, Wuhan, Zoom, Wuhan China


Ajit Pai, Who Abandoned FCC Prison Phone Rate Caps, Urges States to Clean Up His Mess

Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai is urging that states impose caps on the price of intrastate prison phone calls—ones that existed on the federal level until Pai’s FCC abandoned them in court.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Prison, Prisons, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Phones, Jail, Pai, Price Gouging, Ajit Pai, Private prisons, FCC Prison Phone Rate Caps Urges States


Huawei to be stripped of role in UK's 5G network by 2027, Dowden confirms

U-turn puts Boris Johnson on collision course with Tory rebels on timing of banHuawei is to be stripped out of Britain’s 5G phone networks by 2027, a date that puts Boris Johnson on collision course with a group of Conservative rebels who want the Chinese company eliminated quicker and more comprehensively.Oliver Dowden, the UK culture secretary, also announced that no new Huawei 5G kit can be bought after 31 December this year – but disappointed the rebels by saying that older 2G, 3G and 4G kit...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Technology, China, UK News, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g, Dowden, Oliver Dowden


Huawei could be cut out of UK's 5G network this year, say reports

GCHQ believed to be advising Boris Johnson that Chinese firm poses higher security riskThe UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year because of security concerns, according to reports.The prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to make a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese technology company, newspapers have said. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Gchq, Conservatives, UK News, World news, US news, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, UK security and counter-terrorism, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g


FCC Officially Designates Huawei and ZTE as Threats to U.S. Security

After months of rumblings from the Trump administration claiming the use of Chinese networking equipment posed a risk to the U.S., today the Federal Communications Commission officially designated both Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Huawei, Communications, ZTE, Trump, Fcc Bans Huawei And Zte


FCC declares Huawei, ZTE ‘national security threats’

The Federal Communication Commission has declared Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE “national security threats,” a move that will formally ban U.S. telecom companies from using federal funds to buy and install Huawei and ZTE equipment. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that the “weight of evidence” supported the decision. Federal agencies and lawmakers have long claimed that because the tech giants are subject to Chinese law, they could be obligated to “cooperate with the country’s intelligence ...
Tags: Security, Fcc, Congress, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, National Security, Chinese communist party, Huawei, ZTE, Pai, Ajit Pai, Federal Communication Commission, Huawei ZTE, Geoffrey Starks


FCC formally declares Huawei, ZTE ‘national security threats’

The Federal Communication Commission has declared Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE “national security threats,” a move that will formally ban U.S. telecom companies from using federal funds to buy and install Huawei and ZTE equipment. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that the “weight of evidence” supported the decision. Federal agencies and lawmakers have long claimed that because the tech giants are subject to Chinese law, they could be obligated to “cooperate with the country’s intelligence ...
Tags: Security, Fcc, Congress, Senate, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, National Security, Chinese communist party, Huawei, ZTE, Pai, USF, Ajit Pai, Federal Communication Commission, Huawei ZTE


Microsoft president's criticism of app stores puts pressure on Apple

Cut of up to 30% charged by app stores obstructs fair competition, claims Brad SmithMicrosoft has thrown its weight behind calls for an antitrust investigation into App Store monopolies, piling yet more pressure on Apple as the iPhone maker prepares for its annual developer conference on Monday.Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, criticised the 30% cut that app stores take from developers this month, and argued that the policy is a far higher burden on fair competition than the issues that led to...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Apps, Technology, Microsoft, World news, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Computing, Margrethe Vestager, Brad Smith Microsoft, Brad SmithMicrosoft


BT and Vodafone told to stock up on Huawei kit over US sanctions

Security officials fear UK telcos could run out of vital parts if US pressure disrupts suppliesBritish security officials have told telecoms operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment owing to fears that US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.Senior officials at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), who are studying the impact of new US measures intended to restrict Huawei’s ability...
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BT and Vodafone told to stock up on Huawei kit after US sanctions

Security officials fear UK telcos could run out of vital parts if US pressure disrupts suppliesBritish security officials have told telecoms operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment owing to fears that US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.Senior officials at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), who are studying the impact of new US measures intended to restrict Huawei’s ability...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, China, Bt, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Vodafone, Huawei, Reuters Senior, NCSC


T-Mobile, Which Said Sprint Merger Would Create Jobs, Already Laying Off Sprint Employees

T-Mobile insisted that its dreaded $26.5 billion merger with rival Sprint was all about job creation, saying the two companies would have 11,000 more employees by 2024 than they were expected to as separate entities. But now that the deal’s closed, hundreds of former Sprint employees working under the merged brand …Read more...
Tags: Layoffs, Science, Technology, Labor, Sprint, Telecoms, Wireless, Mergers, Carriers, T Mobile


T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon hit with cell phone outage, voice and text down for hundreds of thousands

Cellular provider T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers have been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions were reported by Verizon users starting around 10amPT/1pm ET. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. T-Mobile said it's working to fix the situation, and blames a widespread "voice and data issue." There is no evidence, and despite rumormongers there are no credible reports, of a DDoS attack or other cyberattack being the cause fo...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, US, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Neville


T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon hit by major outage, halting phone and text service for hundreds of thousands

Cellular provider T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers have been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions started around 10amPT/1pm ET. As of 430pm PT, the outage is ongoing. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. No evidence of cyberattack, say providers, at this time. T-Mobile's president of technology said some users are still having problems with calls and texts, and recommended customers using WhatsApp, iMessage and other communicat...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Neville, AT T


T-Mobile hit with cell phone outage, voice and text down for thousands of users throughout U.S.

UPDATE, 6:50pm PT: AT&T tells Boing Boing, “We do not have an issue with our network,” and points us to this @ATTNEWS tweet: “Our network is operating normally, but it’s possible some customers are unable to reach people on other carriers’ networks.” Cellular provider T-Mobile has been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions were reported by Verizon users starting around 10amPT/1pm ET. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. T-Mo...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, US, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Boing Boing


Vodafone UK faces complaints over call connection problem

Company has apologised to mobile customers after a large-scale service outageVodafone has been inundated with complaints on social media from mobile customers struggling to make and receive calls on Tuesday afternoon.Users started reporting problems shortly after 5pm, according to the Downdetector website. The problems are believed to have affected people across the country. The issue prevented voice calls connecting, but customers have still been able to text, use mobile data and make WhatsApp ...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, UK News, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Vodafone


New vulnerability allows users to 'jailbreak' iPhones

Exploit is first to work on fully-updated devices for four years and could be used maliciouslyA newly discovered vulnerability in iPhones allows users to bypass Apple’s built-in limitations – known as “jailbreaking” – on new devices for the first time in four years.The release of a functional jailbreak for iOS 13.5, the latest version of the iPhone operating system, represents a breakthrough for the small community of users who rely on jailbreaks for everything from serious security research to ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, UK News, World news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Hacking, Telecoms, Computing


First iPhone jailbreak in four years released

Newly discovered vulnerability allows users to bypass limitations built in by AppleA newly discovered vulnerability in iPhones allows users to bypass Apple’s built-in limitations – known as “jailbreaking” – for the first time in four years.The release of a functional jailbreak for iOS 13.5, the latest version of the iPhone operating system, represents a breakthrough for the small community of users who rely on jailbreaks for everything from serious security research to simply running games and s...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, UK News, World news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Hacking, Telecoms, Computing


Democrats propose making it illegal for telcos to shut off internet service in a pandemic

A COVID-19 relief package proposed by Democrats in the House and Senate goes beyond FCC protections, and also includes a provision that "prohibits telephone and broadband service providers from stopping service to consumers unable to pay during the duration of the emergency," according to House Democrats. Here is Senator Jeff Merkley's announcement of the proposed legislation. The bill has a long way to go in the Republican-controlled Senate, however. Excerpt from Ars Technica by Jon Brodkin: ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Technology, News, Fcc, Senate, US, Ars Technica, Tech News, Broadband, House, Telecoms, Ron Wyden, Jon Brodkin, Merkley, Jeff Merkley


Liberty’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2 to merge in the UK in $39B deal

The regulators said “NO” when Telefonica tried to combine its O2 operations in the UK with rival carrier, Hutchison-owned Three, back in 2015. But Telefonica didn’t let go of the idea of divestment, and five years later, in the middle of a health pandemic with related threats of a global economic depression looming over us, comes the latest effort on that front. Telefonica and Liberty Global today announced a plan to merge the Spanish telco’s UK mobile carrier O2 with Virgin Media, a pay-TV a...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Europe, UK, Tech, Broadband, Netherlands, Telecoms, Vodafone, M&a, Mergers, Belgium, Virgin, O2, Virgin Media, Telefonica


Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T Will Wait a Little Longer for Their Money If They Have To

Verizon isn’t the only telecom and ISP to extend its non-cancellation pledge through the end of June: Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T have all announced that they will be doing the same, continuing to help individuals, families, and small businesses affected by the covid-19 pandemic by waiving late fees and overage…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Comcast, Telecoms, Isps, Att, T Mobile, Little Longer, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Comcast T Mobile


Verizon, AT&T, Comcast promise not to cancel service through June for users impacted by coronavirus

On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc., the two largest U.S. wireless carriers, and US cable giant Comcast all said they have agreed that through June 30, they won't cancel service or charge late fees to customers who can't pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic. More from Reuters: In March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said major wireless and internet providers - including Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Alphabet’s Google Fiber (GOO...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, Technology, News, Fcc, US, US news, Virus, Tech News, Comcast, Telecommunications, Telecoms, Outbreak, Reuters, David Shepardson


Bug leaves iPhones vulnerable to hackers stealing email contents

Fault in built-in Mail app could allow attackers to read, modify or delete emails, say expertsA newly discovered bug in the built-in Mail app for iPhones could allow an attacker to read, modify and delete emails, researchers say.Apple says it will patch the vulnerability in the next version of iOS, 13.4.5, and that users of the beta software are already protected. But until that update is made available to the general public, every other iPhone user is vulnerable to the attack, which can be used...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones, Telecoms


How false claims about 5G health risks spread into the mainstream

Perfect storm of conditions helped nonsense theories about 5G and coronavirus to take holdA year ago, hoax theories about the dangers of 5G had barely pierced the public’s consciousness, largely remaining confined to serious conspiracy theorists such as David Icke.In recent weeks, baseless claims about risks associated with the next-generation mobile technology have gone mainstream. Claims linking 5G to the coronavirus pandemic have led to petrol bomb attacks on phone masts and rebuttals from th...
Tags: Business, Technology, UK News, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, 5g, David Icke, Coronavirus outbreak


At least 20 UK phone masts vandalised over false 5G coronavirus claims

Industry body assures people in open letter there is no link between 5G and pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 20 mobile phone masts across the UK are believed to have been torched or otherwise vandalised since Thursday, according to government and industry sources who are increasingly concerned about the impact of baseless theories linking coronavirus to 5G networks.There have been noticeable clusters of attacks on masts around Liverpool and the West Mi...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, UK News, Liverpool, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, 5g, Coronavirus outbreak, West Midlands Owing


YouTube to suppress content spreading coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory

Site will reduce recommendations of videos promoting misinformationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and the coronavirus that it recommends to users and actively remove videos that breach its policies, the company has said.Content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G mobile communications networks, without mentioning coronavirus, is still allowed on the site. YouT...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, UK News, World news, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Telecoms, 5g, Coronavirus outbreak


YouTube moves to limit spread of false coronavirus 5G theory

Decision comes as four more phone masts are attackedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and coronavirus that it recommends to users, it has said, as four more attacks were recorded on phone masts within 24 hours.The online video company will actively remove videos that breach its policies, it said. But content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G mobile communicatio...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, UK News, World news, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Telecoms, 5g, Coronavirus outbreak


UK phone masts attacked amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory

Police investigate possible arson attacks as officials reject rumours that 5G causes Covid-19Coronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree recent mobile phone mast fires around the UK are being investigated as possible arson, amid concerns that people are attacking telecoms infrastructure because of a conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the spread of coronavirus.The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, also revealed he had received threats relating to the “bizarre” the...
Tags: UK, Technology, Crime, UK News, Liverpool, Telecoms, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Birmingham, Joe Anderson, 5g, Coronavirus outbreak


Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Whistleblower’s data suggests millions of tracking requests sent over four-month periodSaudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secret tracking requests.Data revealed by the whistleblower, who is seeking to expose vulnerabilities in a global messaging system called SS7, appears to suggest a systematic spying campaign by the ...
Tags: Technology, Saudi Arabia, US, World news, US news, Surveillance, Mobile Phones, Middle East and North Africa, Telecoms, Espionage