The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.
Based on internal NSA documents, Der Spiegel reveals that the spy agency planted backdoors to access computers, hard drives, routers, and other devices from companies such as Cisco, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung.
Network equipment makers and consumers want faster Net access, but network operators have a tough time justifying the investments. Small cells, micronodes, and content cooperation could help fix that.
The law, which was signed this week by President Obama, prevents government organizations from making overseas IT purchases before obtaining approval from federal law enforcement agencies.
A major partner of the Chinese telecommunications gear maker offered to sell $1.7 million worth of embargoed HP computer equipment to Iran, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.
The company's partner reportedly acquired some tower antenna equipment from a U.S.-based firm and then tried to sell it to an Iranian carrier.
Patent filing shows that Apple intends to help people share workout info and performance data with others.
Google searches find critical infrastructure equipment that could be remotely controlled over the Internet.
Carrier has reportedly sent in "plain clothes contractors" to install LTE in Apple stores, though the number of locations is unknown.
Western Digital and Toshiba enter a deal in which Toshiba will take over WD's 3.5-inch HDD manufacturing equipment and intellectual property and WD will acquire Toshiba's 2.5-inch hard-drive facility in Thailand.