Webwire: UK tasks ISPs with piracy fight; RIM backs emergency closure

UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is calling on ISPs and search engines to block access to websites carrying pirated material.
 
RIM will shut down BlackBerry messenger services in the UK if ordered to by authorities during a state of civil unrest, an executive from the company told a parliamentary inquiry.
 
US operator AT&T will launch LTE services in five markets on Sunday, and plans to debut an LTE handset around the end of the year.
 
The FBI is hunting down hackers who stole personal information from a host of Hollywood A-listers, after a string of personal photographs were posted online.
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High prices for mobile broadband services is hindering uptake in developing countries, the ITU claims. Annual figures show global mobile subscriptions grew 20% to five billion in 2010.
 
Australia's Optus plans to launch LTE in April 2012, which would make it the last of the nation's three major mobile operators to commence 4G services.

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