Data privacy bill in Congress, trans-Atlantic deal elusive

Negotiators given deadline to resolve issues but hurdles remain

Reuters

Washington/ Brussels (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel approved measures on Thursday that were causing concern in Europe among negotiators hammering out a new trans-Atlantic pact on electronic data transfer, an issue for many companies such as Facebook and Microsoft.

EU, U.S. officials tackle last hurdles in data pact talks ahead of key deadline

New deal is crucial for the thousands relying on "Safe Harbor" to move data from the EU to the U.S

Reuters

Brussels (Reuters)- European and U.S. officials are rushing to finalize a key data transfer pact days before a meeting of EU regulators who are poised to start restricting transatlantic flows of personal data used by firms in the billion dollar online advertising industry.

Congress to probe Juniper 'back door' exposure, possible U.S. involvement

Debate heats up after recent attacks by Islamic militants, known to exploit digital comms networks

Reuters

San Francisco (Reuters)- A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday.

New York attorney general solicits help from the public in broadband probe

Part of ongoing probe into whether providers may be short-changing customers with slower-than-advertised speeds

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invited the public on Sunday to test the speed of their Internet and submit the results online as part of an ongoing probe into whether large providers may be short-changing customers with slower-than-advertised speeds.

The office launched an investigation into Verizon Communications Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc in October over the issue.

Telco Systems' IP-PLUS Enhancement Package Adds Layer 3 Capabilities to T-Marc and T-Metro

Service providers and mobile operators can now cover the full access domain on a single device with 'pay as you grow' licensing

GEN15 Event Coverage

MANSFIELD, Massachusetts, November 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN & NFV, multi-service Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS edge solutions, today announced the introduction of the IP-PLUS downloadable Layer 3 software package for its Carrier Ethernet portfolio at GEN15 in Dallas, Texas on November 16 - 19, Booth 312.

IntelePeer Partners with Global Capacity to Deliver CoreCloud(TM) SIP Trunking Service

Interconnection to One Marketplace(TM) Provides Reliability, Speed to Market and Extended Reach for SIP Trunking

GEN15 Event Coverage

Chicago, IL, USA, November 16, 2015 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been selected by IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, to help extend the capacity and reach of its network and enable the efficient delivery of its CoreCloud(TM) SIP trunking service to end-user locations.

RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink Conducting Application-Aware Networking with SLA Assurance Joint Proof of Concept

Form factor ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, November 16, 2015 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access solutions and virtualization at the customer edge, in collaboration with Sandvine, (TSX: SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators and CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, announced that they are conducting a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration at the 2015 MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN15) conference and exposition here this week.

BlackBerry to buy rival Good Technology for $425 million

Deal may help one-time smartphone pioneer win new customers for its enterprise services business

Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems.

The cash deal may help BlackBerry, a one-time smartphone pioneer, win new customers for its services business, a priority as it shifts focus to device management software for enterprise customers. More than half the devices running on Good's systems are Apple Inc products such as the iPhone.

Court declines to suspend U.S. net neutrality rules

Decision puts suit on expedited schedule, but does not indicate how the court may ultimately rule

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Internet traffic regulations, known as net neutrality rules, will go into effect on Friday after a federal appeals court rejected the telecommunications industry's request to partly suspend their implementation while they are being litigated.

The ruling on Thursday marked an early win for the Federal Communications Commission, whose assertion of a broader enforcement authority over Internet service providers is being challenged in court by AT&T Inc and cable and wireless industry groups.

The Connected Future: Chattering Machines Demand Better Orchestration

Today's Internet offers no guarantees of security, reliability or performance for M2M applications

There are more than 7 billion people on this planet – but many, many more things. Already some 40% of the world’s population has Internet access and can, in theory, communicate – just wait till those other things get in on the act. How will we ever manage the Internet of Things?

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