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Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Kazakhstan government has started intercepting all HTTPS internet traffic inside its borders. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the local government to force their respective users into installing a government-issued certificate on all devices, and in every browser. The certificate, once ...

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Chorus has over 50% of NZ broadband on fibre

(Image: Chorus) New Zealand telco wholesaler Chorus has disclosed that of its almost 1.2 million broadband connections, 600,000 use fibre GPON connections. The remaining half of the Shaky Isles is split between 270,000 VDSL connections and 327,000 ADSL connections. Chorus said in an update to the ASX that as of ...

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SK Telecom and Swisscom launch 5G roaming service

Koreans visiting Switzerland will now be able to stay connected to 5G networks. (Image: SK Telecom) SK Telecom and Swisscom have launched 5G roaming services for Koreans visiting Switzerland, the companies announced. Subscribers to the South Korean telco that use a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone will be able to ...

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NBN Co loan drawdown sitting at AU$10.8 billion by March 31

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) By the end of March, the company responsible for rolling out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) had drawn down AU$10.8 billion of its AU$19.5 billion loan from the federal government. The incoming government brief prepared by the Department of Communications before the May election, and released ...

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Cisco acquires Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service’s vulnerabilities, and multicloud basics This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases. Read more: https://zd.net/2xqQ0Hn Cisco said it will acquire Acacia Communications in ...

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Telstra outage takes down ATMs and Eftpos

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Telstra has acknowledged it is suffering an outage that has taken out some of the essentials of 21st century Australian life: ATMs and Eftpos terminals. “We’re currently looking into an issue affecting services including Eftpos and access to ATMs,” the company said in a tweet at 4:19pm ...

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