Telecom Italia suspends work on Oi merger; LG lines up 4 smartphones for MWC

> Google agreed to allow Italy's data protection regulator to make regular checks of its U.S. data handling policies, the first time a European regulator will have access to the company's headquarters. Article

> Gemalto's share price began to recover after it said it does not expect a large financial hit after revelations it's SIM cards were hacked by U.S. and UK security services. Report

> LG Electronics lined up four new mid-tier smartphones for launch at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Report

> Telecom Italia has suspended work on a possible merger with Brazil's Oi after unveiling a new three-year plan that will see the operator invest around €14.5 billion ($16.4 billion) in Italy and Brazil. Article

And finally…Don't give your kids a tablet for school; research shows that old-style reading and writing on paper is better for your brain. Article