Telecom operator Vodafone has informed the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner that it suffered a data breach in which people with a temporary password were able to access private information of other customers, according to a report by Stuff.
The first annual report of the telco's binding legal obligations to some 29 countries gives a chilling account of the extent to which it must prostrate itself to act as those countries' tools.
After pledging to protect customer data, French telecom firm Orange admits to its second major data breach this year.
Enterprises are increasingly looking for one carrier to provide both mobile and fixed-line telecommunication services--traditional services such as telephony and advanced services such as unified communications, observes John Delaney, associate vice president for mobility at IDC Research.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 2/24 including: what Microsoft is doing to enhance security with next Windows Phone update, what Verizon paid to get the rest of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone, investment of mobile web/video optimization goes up, P&G's emotional strategy works in the hearts of Superbowl and Olympics viewers and the increase of product purchases via smartphones in the U.K.
The pursuit of competitive advantage is the number one driver for enterprises to adopt machine-to-machine services, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 North American enterprises by market research firm Infonetics.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/28 including: HR departments' embrace of mobility in 2014, a slow but hopeful adoption of mobility in Africa, what Verizon and Vodafone shareholders have agreed to in the Verizon Wireless deal, Android's stake in the embedded device market and what the Dell'Oro group predicts for the future of the microwave transmission gear market.
The top 20 players in the mobile health market generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, according to market research firm Visiongain.
Four backup tapes containing 600,000 phones numbers, medical appointments, and invitations to social events, as well as 14,500 employee emails were stolen from Swisscom, Switzerland's largest carrier, and given to the Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Verizon is close to inking a deal to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130 billion, according to sources consulted by Bloomberg.