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BlackBerry to slurp encrypted mobile comms firm Secusmart

Firms to work together on snoop-proof mobes - like, er, Angela Merkel's

Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

Feature They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
Bill Ray, 29 Jul 09:01

Telcos renew calls to limit metadata retention

ASIO boss “doesn't understand” says iiNet's Dalby
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 04:03

NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout

Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jul 22:58

FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great

Here's a hint: let customers dispute slippery premium fees
Shaun Nichols, 28 Jul 22:45

What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan

Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere
Shaun Nichols, 28 Jul 19:20

Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?

Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back

Verizon to limit unlimited 4G plans

Regular and solid throttling will be administered to 4G data hogs
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jul 05:29

Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins

We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jul 03:58
Micro SIM Card

The seven nations where SIM CARDS outnumber PEOPLE

PLUS: You'll never guess the nations where broadband's IN REVERSE!
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 04:44
The Pirate Bay logo

The Pirate Bay opens mobile site

Mobile carriers are going to LOVE this
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 03:16
Comparison of BlackBerry Passport with rectangular phones

BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now

BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jul 16:06

Opinion

Apple Homekit prototype pics?

Home automation while it's hot: Winter warmth for lazy technophiles

Breaking Fad El Reg has a shufti at hooking your heating up to the Internet of Stuff
Nigel Whitfield, 24 Jun 07:15
NBN Co logo

Should NBN Co squeeze a server into FTTN nodes?

There's still time: node design hasn't been settled
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jun 21:44
Samsung RR82PDRS fridge

Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

Your home will never auto-refill itself with food'n'drink, folks
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 15:02

News

Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jul 10:55

Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places

Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
Simon Rockman, 24 Jul 10:01

BT: Hey guys, we've developed NEW MOBE TECH! It’s called... 2G

Zombie OnePhone claws its way out of the grave again
Simon Rockman, 24 Jul 08:02

Facebook haters, look away now: BABY SNAP site's profit is up 138%

While a third of its addicts log in just from their phones
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 23:29

Comcast bosses: THAT pushy sales rep was only obeying orders

But those orders are now being revised
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 21:50

FRIKKIN' LASERS could REPLACE fibre-optic comms cables

Fire a laser, make an air tube, do stuff. Simple, innit?
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 16:55

Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530

Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jul 13:33

June Whitfield and EE to old folk: Would you like a nice cup of tea and some internet, dear?

And a biscuit, and one of those portable phones. Mm, lovely
Simon Rockman, 23 Jul 09:19

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 07:55

All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on

Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 07:02

Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016

GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 02:06

Faced with stiff competition, Facebook just can't satisfy – report

And that's before it started inducing moodswings for science
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 00:31

Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 13:42

Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Jasper Hamill, 22 Jul 10:44
Today's bloated CPE

WTF is ... Virtual Customer Premises Equipment?

It might just be a global conspiracy to lobotomise YOUR home router
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 06:03
Twitter for Mac New

Twitter hints at messaging moves

WhatsApp with this plan? Facebook's $19b cash dangle, perhaps?
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 03:58
SK Telecom / Ericsson Elastic Cell

SK Telecom, Ericsson trial 'elastic cell'

Claims 50 per cent download boost
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 00:26
The Satellite Dish at the Jameson Earth Station

NBN Co extends satellite scheme

New beams will leave 9,000 premises beaming
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 23:24
Gotenna offers secure communications

GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?

An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Simon Rockman, 21 Jul 10:32
Hyperbolic map of the internet. Credit: Nature Communications

CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jul 07:02