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O2 admits third-party sites have got your number

O2 has apologised this week after admitting a technical fault may have revealed the phone numbers of its customers to websites that they visited on their phones. Here's the full lowdown:

Exactly what has happened?

Whenever you visit a website, certain details are automatically passed to the site, such as your general geographic location, the device you are using, and the operating system you are running. As well as allowing site operators to get an overall picture of Full Story

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4G access to go nationwide

New government plans mean that high-speed 4G mobile broadband should eventually be available to 98 percent of the population. That's higher than originally planned, and means it will be available in places that don't currently have mobile phone coverage of any kind.

Telecommunications regulator Ofcom has now published fuller details of the licensing process for the Full Story

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UK mobile networks deny mobile snooping scandal

British mobile network operators have stressed they do not use a controversial phone monitoring system that may have secretly been installed on millions of handsets.

The software, produced by a US company named Carrier IQ, hit the headlines this week when a security researcher claimed it was being used in a more sinister way than previously revealed.

The software is installed at a root level, meaning its on the handset before it gets to a customer and is difficult to either Full Story

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Mobile users happy with service, but not all networks equal

Communications regulator Ofcom has reported that more consumers are happy with their mobile phone network than with their landline or broadband providers.

A survey of 3,000 people found seven in ten were happy with the service they received from the mobile company compared with six in ten for landline and broadband.

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