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After FCC vote, legislators draft bills chasing down net neutrality repeal
One bill comes from a Democratic senator, the other from a Republican representative. Which is more net neutral? Which has a chance on the floor?
December 20, 2017 11:14 pm
FCC’s Pai, Carr, Reilly lead party-line vote to dismantle Title II protections for ISPs; net neutrality at risk
The commission's three Republican members voted against the two Democratic members to remove regulations that activists say promoted net neutrality.
December 14, 2017 2:21 pm
$10.99 for the ultimate wireless charging experience
For a limited time, the Qi Wireless Charging Pad is 50% off. Get yours today for just $10.99.
FCC will vote to kill Title II web protections, hurt net neutrality on December 14
The Open Internet Order equalized internet access after a raft of conflicts between content providers and internet providers. It may be killed.
November 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Honolulu bans eyes on phones while walking
In fact, you can be fined if you put your eyes on one of a bunch of electronic devices while crossing the street. You can still record audio, somehow.
August 1, 2017 10:44 pm
No more unlocking fees in Canada from December 1
Carriers must be able to provide device unlocking free of charge from day one. Customers now also have more control on overage caps
June 16, 2017 12:56 am
How to fix every Galaxy S8 review in numerous, difficult steps | #PNWeekly 250
We chat with Engadget's Evan Rodgers on how to strike the balance between pitting visual hedonism with consumer nuance in our editorially-starved world.
April 29, 2017 6:00 am
South Korea fines Qualcomm over charges of squeezing competitors out
Qualcomm has had a bad rap with regulators for its predatory patent licensing practices. This is its second go around with Korea in five years.
December 29, 2016 7:59 am
Pay your government to access porn says proposed South Carolina law
A proposed law would assess a $20 fee to those interested in viewing porn on their phone, tablet or any sort of web-connected computer.
December 21, 2016 4:50 am
AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC on own-brand zero-rate programs
The carriers argue that the fact that they can zero-rate their own streaming content program along with its competition stands as a consumer benefit.
December 19, 2016 9:13 am
RIP Pebble and Apple’s business post iPhone | #PNWeekly 230
On our podcast, we rip into Fitbit's handling of its acquisition of Pebble and look into our crystal balls (as if we don't do that enough) on Apple.
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December 12, 2016 7:35 am
Three UK hackers may have siphoned smartphones from upgraders
Three hackers are alleged to have entered into an internal system at Three UK to redirect "high-end smartphones" away from customers and to themselves.
November 18, 2016 8:46 pm
US continues export reprieve for ZTE, could be permanent
ZTE got into trouble with Commerce Department for trading with Iranian businesses back in 2012. But it has been very cooperative in various investigations.
November 18, 2016 1:20 pm
Some employees knew of massive email security breach since 2014, Yahoo admits
The attack, labeled as coming from a state-sponsored source, was first picked up by Yahoo. It was alleged to have affected more than 500 million accounts.
November 9, 2016 9:52 pm
Indian government may buy Cellebrite hacking solution
The Forensic Science Laboratory wants to acquire a tool to decrypt phones with iOS 8 and, potentially, other Android phones.
November 4, 2016 5:41 pm
iOS vulnerability causes iPhones to repeatedly call 911 after retrieving malicious link
The police department in Surprise, Arizona took in more than 100 calls in just a few minutes from iPhones repeatedly dialing 911. All from a Twitter link.
October 28, 2016 8:47 pm
FCC establishes ISP privacy rules for mining customer data
Some data you automatically give to your internet provider like your email address and what service you sign up for. But you can even opt out of that.
October 28, 2016 12:39 pm
Samsung staffing airport kiosks for Galaxy Note 7 returns
If you cannot get your Galaxy Note 7 changed up in time before your next big flight, you can hope that your closest airport terminal has a Samsung booth.
October 18, 2016 1:00 pm
Congress is asking DOJ, national intelligence director about Yahoo email scanning
The FBI requested Yahoo to scan its emails for code strings related to a foreign terrorist organization, but we don't know how it could make such an order.
October 14, 2016 1:40 pm
French Apple Store smashed by man who felt jilted on warranty
Apparently, the person wasn't happy at Apple for not honoring a refund as he felt the company was compelled to under EU law.
September 30, 2016 8:46 pm
iMessage logs the numbers you contact, Apple may send them to police
It does not matter whether you send the person a message or not, it matters that you typed in that person's number on iMessage.
September 28, 2016 2:35 pm
John Chen: Apple “should have a basic civil responsibility”
The BlackBerry CEO tore into Apple at the company's Security Summit for not assisting the FBI in decrypting a terrorism suspect's iPhone.
July 20, 2016 8:54 pm
A positive FCC decision on 5G opens up 11GHz of free spectrum
11 GHz of spectrum has just been opened up to 5G use in the US. The FCC claims that it has made the most important decision of the year.
July 14, 2016 5:06 pm
Telcos will put 5G in EU in 2020 if Commission loosens on open internet laws
A group of 22 telecommunications companies are itching for the European Union to revise its net neutrality laws to get 5G in its member states.
July 10, 2016 11:45 pm
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