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My phone isn't spying on me... and yours probably isn't, either

Mark Bridge writes:

“Mobile operators track who you call. In other news, banks know how much money is in your account and utility companies know where you live.”

At the end of a week in which so-called ‘spyware’ on mobile phones had been creating headlines, this tweet from Benedict Evans offered an alternative perspective.

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Nokia Siemens Networks WiMAX business to be acquired by NewNet

Last week, Nokia Siemens Networks announced plans for reorganisation, which involved massive cost savings and around 17,000 jobs being cut.

Business areas that aren’t consistent with the new strategy were “planned to be divested or managed for value”.

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Today's podcast: job losses, mobile payments, Ofcom reports, luxury phones and more

This week’s edition of The Fonecast starts with the shocking news that Nokia Siemens Networks plans to lose around 17,000 staff while reorganising.

But we also have some upbeat stories, including a new mobile payment processing service for the UK, new net neutrality guidelines from Ofcom and a couple of luxury smartphones.

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Farmers want QR cows, infrared sheep and mobile-controlled sheepdogs

Mark Bridge writes:

A brainstorming day run by T-Mobile UK with a dozen farmers, M&C Saatchi Mobile, the National Farmers Union and EBLEX (the organisation for the English beef and sheep industry) has resulted in some fascinating mobile-focussed solutions. The aim was to raise awareness of the benefits that smartphone technology can bring farmers and other small business owners.

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Podcast - 30th November 2011

This week's podcast starts with news of 17,000 job losses at Nokia Siemens Networks. But we also have some upbeat stories, including a new mobile payment processing service for the UK, new net neutrality guidelines from Ofcom and a couple of luxury smartphones.

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