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Telcos promise to remove data caps and keep UK connected

The UK’s leading mobile and broadband operators have promised to enact measures that will keep vulnerable customers connected during the coronavirus crisis. Communications networks have assumed greater importance in recent weeks as restrictions on movement and school closures have led to an increase in remote working and education as well …

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Optus is doubling the data on some of its best 5G plans

As Optus continues to roll out its 5G network across the country, the telco is hoping to tempt new customers to its 5G-ready phones by doubling your data on selected plans. Android users, you’re in luck – this offer is currently available across Samsung’s 5G range of smartphones, and the …

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Mobile operators to share location data with EU

Several major European telecoms groups have agreed to share mobile location data with the EU in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. The UK’s Vodafone, which has networks across the continent, along with A1 Telekom Austria, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor and Telia met with the …

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Video calling app Zoom’s iOS version is sharing user data with Facebook

Zoom’s video calling service has been available for a while now but the unprecedented number of people working from home during the coronavirus pandemic has skyrocketed the app’s popularity. However, research conducted by Vice’s tech branch, Motherboard, has revealed that Zoom’s iOS app has been secretly sharing analytical data with …

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General Electric suffers data breach after service provider hack

General Electric (GE) has revealed that one of its service providers has fallen victim to a data breach which resulted in the personally identifiable information of current and former employees as well as beneficiaries being exposed online. In a notice of data breach filed with the Office of the California …

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Equinix closes some European data centers as coronavirus crisis hits

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading at its facilities, Equinix has decided to close its data centers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. As part of the company’s coronavirus protection measures, “visitors, customers, customer contractors and non-critical  Equinix Vendors will not be permitted to enter the IBX facilities” in those …

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