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  • RAMALLAH, West Bank— Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a yearslong Israeli ban that cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of dollars, impeded tech start-ups and denied them simple conveniences enjoyed by the rest of the world. Palestinian cell phone providers Wataniya and Jawwal are expected...

  • LISBON/ MILAN, Dec 15- America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails-- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. "In practice, providers are allowed to use their position as gate-keepers to favour certain services, which is detrimental to...

  • LISBON/ MILAN, Dec 15- America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails-- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. "In practice, providers are allowed to use their position as gate-keepers to favor certain services, which is detrimental to...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 5- Alphabet Inc's Google launched a stripped-down version of its Android software in India on Tuesday, as it attempts to woo millions of basic phone users in the fast-growing wireless services market. "The new lighter operating system, if it works well, will likely attract first-time smartphone buyers to devices retailing in the $30 to $75 range," said...

  • KABUL, Nov 4- Afghanistan's telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied. Use of social media and mobile instant messaging services has exploded in Afghanistan over recent years. Some media reports, citing...

  • *Malaysia has identified several potential sources of the leak. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, Nov 1- Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of...

  • *Malaysia has identified several potential sources of the leak. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, Nov 1- Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program. The Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. telecoms regulator, and the Department of Justice said Verizon had invoiced...

  • DAKAR, Oct 16- Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual private networks to control web access, leaders in Africa increasingly prefer the blunter instrument of outright outages.

  • *Apple and Google cut some services to Iran. LONDON, Oct 6- Low on cash but high on hope, Iran's technology entrepreneurs are learning to live with revived hostility in the United States and growing suspicion- or worse- from hardliners at home. The atmosphere in Washington has soured again, with President Donald Trump signing legislation tightening domestic U.S....

  • AMSTERDAM/ LONDON, Oct 3- Dutch start-up messaging company MessageBird has landed $60 million in first-round funding, the largest ever early-stage venture capital investment into a European software company. The Amsterdam- based firm competes in the fast-growing cloud-based messaging market with more than a dozen firms, including Twilio, Blackberry, Nexmo...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Level 3 Communications Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, according to a court filing dated on Monday. The deal, which the companies expected to close in mid- to late-October, is awaiting approval by the Federal Communications...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- On a busy highway bridge over San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, cars pulled to the side of the road. A week after Hurricane Maria came ashore as the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, knocking out its electric grid, 90.9 percent of cell phone sites on the island remain out of commission, according to the U.S....

  • The WhatsApp app

    China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance, reports the NY Times.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 31- As Carlos Slims America Movil begins to loosen its grip on Mexicos telecom sector, the company could be the key to more competition in television, another highly saturated Mexican industry, a report released on Thursday said. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development hailed the results of Mexicos 2014 telecom reform, which...