News tagged with telecommunications

Auditor warns Canada lagging on cyber security

Canada "has been slow" to set up firewalls to protect against cyber threats to critical infrastructure, leaving the nation vulnerable to crippling attacks, the auditor general warned Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2012
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Huawei row shines light on East-West culture clash

US security fears over two China telecom firms have spotlighted Western suspicions Chinese companies are state-influenced, a culture clash analysts say could loom larger as the country's businesses look overseas.

Oct 21, 2012
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Third of world's population has Internet: UN

More than a third of the world's population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, a UN agency said Thursday.

Oct 11, 2012
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Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case

(AP)—The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that gives telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.

Oct 09, 2012
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US blocks online fraud schemes linked to India

US officials said Wednesday they shut down a series of so-called tech support scams, mostly operating from India, which duped consumers into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections.

Oct 03, 2012
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Solar cells made from black silicon

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun's spectrum into electricity – yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells ...

Oct 01, 2012
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