Verizon close to announcing digital streaming deal with NFL

Verizon Communications Inc, no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. With the new agreement, Verizon will be able to give subscribers access to games on all devices, including big-screen TVs, and not just phones, …

Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region. The Saudi government’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) said in a statement the kingdom had been hit by …

Tencent on global path as it surpasses Facebook in valuation

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early …

The FCC has plans to dismantle the rule protecting a neutral internet

Federal regulators are expected to scrap Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, according to Politco. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, will reveal plans on Tuesday to his fellow commissioners to fully dismantle the agency’s core net neutrality rules, Politico …