Hurricane Electric connects European cities via BICS' network; UN says online privacy should be a human right

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> Hurricane Electric has signed an agreement to use the BICS Pan European Network (PEN) 2.0 network to connect major European cities. Release

> Marvell has promoted Zining Wu as its CTO, replacing Pantas Sutardja, who has resigned from the company. Article (sub req.)

Cable News
> Shares in Comcast and Charter Communications dropped slightly Thursday following a report that Charter executives approached Comcast about making a joint bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. Article

> Comcast's NBC Olympics division said Thursday that it will team up with Facebook to drive viewers to its multi-platform coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia next month. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility said it is poised to implement its Unite hotspot device that supports carrier aggregation technology in select markets across its 700 MHz, 1900 MHz and AWS spectrum. Article

> Sprint is expected to report weak postpaid subscriber results for the fourth quarter, likely losses of 150,000 customers, while Verizon Wireless will report 1.5 million new customers, according to estimates from Credit Suisse analysts. Article

And finally… The United Nations voted to adopt a resolution calling for online privacy to be recognized as a human right. Article