Webwire: Huawei pledges not to help spy; Super Wi-Fi hits Singapore

Webwire: Huawei pledges not to help spy; Super Wi-Fi hits Singapore

Staff writer  |   September 06, 2012
Huawei has issued a report giving undertakings to never co-operate in cyberspying, and calling for the creation of global legal and technical cybersecurity standards. The vendor says the report isn't a direct response to security concerns in the US and Australia, but does apply to the situations.
A consortium including StarHub, Microsoft and the Institute for Infocomm Research has commenced the city-state's first pilot deployment of Super Wi-Fi networks.
The UAE's Etisalat will not participate in India's upcoming auction for the spectrum recovered from 122 revoked 2G licenses, suggesting the operator is done with the Indian telecom market following the cancellation of JV Etisalat DB's licenses.
Sweden and the US lead the global rankings in a new report on countries' use of the internet to improve lives, with New Zealand and Australia coming in seventh and eighth respectively. The study was spearheaded by WWW pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.
Both Apple and the FBI have disputed claims by hacking group AntiSec that more than 12 million UDIDs and accompanying personal data were stolen from an FBI laptop. Apple has denied providing the IDs, and the FBI insists there's no proof the details came from one of its computers.
Scailex - the majority owner of Israel's Parter Communications - has asserted that Hutchison Whampoa must go through with an offer to buy the operator, threatening to pursue legal remedies if it does not backtrack on efforts to abandon the deal.
A US judge has ordered Oracle to pay $1.1 million worth of Google's court costs, after the former lost its $6 billion lawsuit alleging copying of Java code by the Android OS.
Indian IT outsourcer Tech Mahindra has won a five-year contract to develop and support applications for Dutch operator KPN's IT systems.


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