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Belgium probes Google Street View data sweep

Belgian prosecutors have opened an investigation into Google Inc.'s collection of data from private wireless network when building up its Street View application. Full story

Dutch data watchdog blasts Google data collection

The Dutch data protection watchdog criticized Google on Tuesday for collecting data on private wireless networks and ordered it to offer 3.6 million Dutch consumers a way to have data about their WiFi router deleted. Full story

Factbox: Top players in mobile network gear market

Wireless telecoms equipment makers are expected to see growth this year after two years when network operators cut back on spending to cope with the economic downturn. But competition for deals is set to remain intense. Full story

Telus profit surges on data and wireless revenue

Telus Corp posted a 46 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, driven largely by strong data and wireless revenue, the Canadian telecoms company said, as it pushes ahead with its Internet television service. Full story

Build a better wireless network -- with fruit flies

A new computer technology based on the nervous system of fruit flies could lead to more efficient wireless networks.  Taking the lead from this insect system, scientists have developed an algorithm that could be used to improve the communication between swarms of robots and other wireless networks. Full story

U.S. agency sees problems in Falcone's wireless plan

A U.S. agency that manages federal use of the airwaves has warned that a wireless network proposed by hedge fund manager Philip Falcone could interfere with systems such as Defense Department communications. Full story

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  Speed tests and network upgrades at CES 2011

Wilson Rothman shows off his favorite tablets and gadgets at CES 2011, including new aircards that use upgraded 4G wireless networks.