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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

“Communications should not just be for the geographically, financially otherwise fortunate — for it is the unfortunate who need it most. ”
Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Huawei exec says firm will start tackling GCHQ security fears from June
Friday, 22 February 2019 23:00

Stinging from British criticism over its slow pace, Huawei has promised to start addressing security fears from the country's spy agency, GCHQ, by June.

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Huawei hasn't yet fixed its security vulns, says UK's NCSC overseers

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The news comes after GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) offshoot criticised the Chinese networking equipment company on Wednesday over the state of security in its products.

Huawei's Ryan Ding, head of the company's carrier business group, told reporters from Reuters yesterday: "In Q2 we will talk to all our stakeholders, including UK stakeholders, about such a plan and hopefully by the end

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You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you
Friday, 22 February 2019 09:45

Don't need reason, don't need rhyme. Ain't nothing I would rather do: going down, party time

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Smug-shot ... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays down the law

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that Uncle Sam will no longer provide top-secret intelligence to countries that use Huawei equipment in their core networks.

Speaking to Fox Business on Thursday, Pompeo said allies using the Chinese vendor's gear in their critical infrastructure can't be trusted to keep confidential info hush-hush, for fear their equipment might be bugged and transmitting US intelligence back to Beijing.

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Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G
Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:02

Big companies love to have social media "influencers" touting their wares – time-rich millennials who have turned product placement into a moderately lucrative lifestyle, often thanks to an agency .

So when Vodafone invited "Gadgets Boy" (no – us neither) to Manchester to test its 5G connectivity, surely great things could be expected. Soon we could expect millennials to rise, throwing their obsolete 4G phones away with derision.

Standing bravely on the precipice of the 5G revolution, with the fierce wind of disruption blowing through his hair, "Gadgets Boy" managed to clock up a blistering download speed. As you can

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Go big (with our bandwidth) or go home, Verizon: Texas mulls outlawing 911 throttling after Cali wildfire fiasco
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:03

A law proposed in Texas would make it illegal for mobile networks in the US state to throttle internet connectivity during an emergency.

The two-paragraph H.B. 1426 is a response to Verizon's controversial slowing down of wireless broadband of California firefighters last summer where, in the midst of the state's worst-ever wildfire, the fire department found its previously "unlimited" data plan slowed to a crawl.

"A mobile Internet service provider may not impair or degrade lawful mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster," reads the relevant part of the bill , which would

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