UK admits to widespread interception; Amazon tipped to unveil smartphone

> Sources say Telefónica will win EU approval for its €8.6 billion ($11.7 billion) bid for KPN's German unit E-Plus after agreeing to let in smaller rivals. Article

> King's College London said UK citizens would miss their smartphone more than their TV or PC. Report

> Telefónica signed the world's top tennis player, Rafa Nadal, as a brand ambassador for its brands in the UK, Spain, Germany, and Latin America. Release

> Amazon is tipped to launch a smartphone with a 3D display on Wednesday. Report

> Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail are expected to secure unconditional EU antitrust approval for their merger, reports say. Article

> Google searches and email, Facebook and Twitter messages, YouTube content, and Yahoo emails are all fair game for interception by UK security forces because the companies are based overseas. Article

And finally…A new study reveals the dark side of the rise in ownership of increasingly expensive smartphones: over 20 per cent of UK consumers are apparently more worried about being mugged for their mobile devices than a year ago. Report

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