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Beware: Your Cell Phone Is Watching You

Wireless firms track users' every move

(Newser) - Your cell phone knows when you're sleeping, when you're awake, and whether you prefer air or land travel. German politician Malte Spitz recently took Deutsche Telekom to court to determine exactly how much it knows about his whereabouts, the New York Times reports. Data in hand, he saw that Deutsche...

Spy Scandal at German Phone Giant Grows

Company tracked reporters' movements, bank accounts

(Newser) - Deutsche Telekom apparently didn’t stop at looking through the phone records of board members and journalists in its bid to end leaks. The German phone giant also tracked their movements and may have snooped into personal bank records, Der Spiegel reports. Top executives also worked with a detective agency...

German Telecom Spying Ignites Privacy Uproar

Internal tracing of press leaks leads to calls for government probe

(Newser) - German phone giant Deutsche Telekom has ignited a privacy firestorm by admitting it tracked board members’ phone calls to root out the source of embarrassing press leaks. The dominant national fixed-line provider revealed “severe and far-reaching” misuse of private information, generating anger in a country sensitive to civil liberties...

T-Mobile Parent Mulling Bid for Sprint Nextel

Deutsche Telekom continues looking outside Germany for growth

(Newser) - T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom may bid for troubled Sprint-Nextel, a deal that would move the German telecom to the top of the US mobile communications heap, ahead of AT&T and Verizon, reports the Wall Street Journal. DT increasingly has looked to global options to help fuel earnings hurt by...

Deutsche Telekom to Buy Greek Stake
Deutsche Telekom to Buy Greek Stake

Deutsche Telekom to Buy Greek Stake

Deal for 20% of Greek phone co. conditional on management control

(Newser) - Deutsche Telekom plans to buy a 20% stake in Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) of Greece, for $3.92 billion. The deal is conditional on the German carrier getting management control, and the company will open talks immediately with the Greek government, the only larger shareholder. The OTE stake will let...

Deutsche Telekom Wins Back iPhone Locking Rights

German appeals court reverses Nov. injunction

(Newser) - T-Mobile regained the right to sell iPhones in Germany that use their network exclusively, in a reversal of an injunction last month that forced them to start selling an unlocked version, the AP reports. T-Mobile’s parent, Deutsche Telekom, will link the phones to a two-year contract in an arrangement...

Court: Deutsche Telekom Must Sell iPhone Minus Contract

No exclusive deal with Apple allowed

(Newser) - Deutsche Telekom can't force customers to buy a phone contract from them if they buy an iPhone in Germany, says a German court decision in a suit brought by rival carrier Vodafone, reports the Financial Times. DT says they will start offering the phones without a contract immediately, but they...

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