Verizon: FINE OK, you can now rid your life of our stalker supercookies

Sure, they’re still undeletable, but if you ask nicely we’ll turn it off

Verizon has finally got around to giving its subscribers the option to opt out of its controversial supercookie tracking program. Customers can find the switch in their My Verizon account settings, or by calling the toll-free number (866) 211-0874.…

Silicon Valley gets its first 1Gbps home bro– oh, there’s a big catch

AT&T is back with its privacy-busting internet connections

Silicon Valley, or rather a small patch of it, finally has gigabit home broadband – and it’s not Google Fiber. And there is a catch.…

Tidal music launch: Pop plutocrats pour FLAC on rival Spotify

Like a sort of United Artists thing, but for music?

Pop mega-stars including potty-mouthed rapper Jay-Z, professional non-smiler Kanye West and someone called Madonna have “launched” a music-streaming service owned by the artists.…

Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet

Microsoft debuted a new product in its Surface tablet line, marking the end of the line for its lacklustre Windows RT platform. The new tablet, Surface 3, is a lower-tier sibling to the company’s Surface Pro 3, but “runs full …

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Wearable growth driven by new devices, vendors – IDC

Vendors will ship 45.7 million wearable devices in 2015, up “a strong 133.4 per cent” from the 19.6 million units delivered in 2014, according to IDC. The company noted factors including new vendors, new devices, and greater end-user awareness. By …

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Zimbabwe’s Econet cries foul over network-sharing plan – report

Privately-held Econet Wirelesss, the largest mobile operator in Zimbabwe, lashed out at government plans that require the sharing of its network with smaller rivals, claiming it was nothing more than a backdoor scheme to seize its assets. Econet, which owns …

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Wireless IoT Forum to tackle standards fragmentation

The Wireless IoT Forum was launched today with a brief to support and promote the deployment of IoT worldwide, in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and diminish the risk of fragmented standards. Although the Forum has yet to announce its …

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IBM to pump $3B into new IoT unit

IBM announced it will invest $3 billion over the next three years in setting up a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, designed to gather and analyse data from online devices and create “solutions” targeted at enterprise customers. Based on …

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Telefonica, Korea Telecom to encourage start-ups in South Korea

Telefonica’s Open Future innovation initiative signed a partnership agreement with Korea Telecom and the G-CEIC, a public body responsible for promoting ICT innovation in South Korea, which will see “the mutual sharing of entrepreneurial, investment and external innovation expertise”. The agreement follows …

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