Spotlight: The tech press as latest hacker tool

In his commentary this morning, my very good friend and colleague David Strom lists several of the ironies emerging from the Sony Pictures incursion story.

Verizon: Peering agreements, net neutrality are separate issues

Perhaps the interconnection agreements between Internet service providers should always be private affairs.  But does this mean the FCC can only regulate the "last mile?"

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 1, collaboration platforms may rise again

The original point of communications convergence was to bring chat and document exchange under the auspices of the operating system. Now that this won't happen, here comes Plan B.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 2, net neutrality has no solution

What started out as a stalemate evolved into an impasse and finally into a seemingly permanent state of gridlock. No single solution to the Internet regulation issue seems palatable.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 3, the broadband buildout lacks initiative

The Internet is not, and continues not to be, worldwide so long as agriculture, petroleum, logistics, geology and other legitimate enterprises run outside major cities are left out.


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Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Dec. 22, including Disney World's acceptance of Apply Pay and Google Wallet, industrial use of IoT devices and the MEMS market, T-Mobile reaching settlement for cramming, network testing gear may get a boost from problems with VoLTE and mobile broadband's takeover as biggest mobile data revenue generator.


Hackers are especially busy during the holiday season, as they try to prey on busy businesses that may not be taking all the necessary steps to secure their networks while signing off for the year and closing last-minute deals.