Verisign warns new dot-word domains could make internet unstable

The latest loss of love from new gTLDs

Verisign, operator of the .com and .gov registries as well as two of the internet’s 13 root servers, has warned that the “unprecedented” introduction of hundreds of new dot-word domains may make the internet unstable.…

Europe fails to ban web ‘fast lanes’ – what now for Euro net neutrality?

Expect a decade of fights

Analysis Efforts to pass a range of amendments that would have strengthened net neutrality legislation failed on Tuesday in the European Parliament, leading to the question: what now for Europe?…

FCC under fire over TV, mobile broadband signal interference fears

Shouldn’t that have been considered before you set up the auction?

Staff at the FCC, America’s communications watchdog, have been accused of not doing enough to prevent TV broadcasts from interfering with mobile broadband signals.…

Huawei Q3 shipments soar, expects to shift 100 million mobes abroad this year

Not just number 1 in China any more

Huawei saw year-on-year smartphone shipments spike 63 per cent in its third quarter.…

European Parliament rejects amendments to net neut rules, waves through law

New legislation kicks in from April next year

MEPs voted against changes to net neutrality rules in the European Union on Tuesday lunchtime.…

Teenage boy bailed until November over TalkTalk incident

No clarification on charges, as of yet

The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with the investigation into the alleged data theft from the TalkTalk website has been bailed until a date in November.…

TalkTalk attack: UK digi minister recommends security badges for websites

Foolishly suggests kitemark to, er, reassure customers

The UK’s digital minister Ed Vaizey has floated the idea of adding kitemarks to websites that have strong security measures in place, following the attack on TalkTalk’s business last week.…

TalkTalk incident management: A timeline

Let’s waft away the spin and take a hard look

Timeline Contradictory statements issued by TalkTalk regarding the third data breach the company has experienced this year have provided inadequate information to the telco’s customers about their data, while effectively insulating the company from questions regarding its security practices with insubstantive, and at times incoherent, PR emissions.…

Google and cable pals oppose LTE-U’s spectrum grab plan

Signals should not roam across Spectrum, says Google. That’s where our Loon balloons go

America’s National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has recruited a bunch of high-profile supporters in its attempt to fend off the Federal Communications Commision’s interest in LTE-U.…