Pocketnow Daily: Where is the Galaxy Fold? (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Fold being canceled, a new foldable design and more.

US lawmakers want sanctions on ZTE enforced if it fails on Trump terms

Chinese telcom player ZTE has plenty of attention from senators as it continues to face punishment from sanctions violations and fraud.

California passes own net neutrality law, Justice Department sues

On the same day Governor Jerry Brown signed the law that restored net neutrality regulations on ISPs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit.

US Muslim citizen sues Customs and Border Protection for seizure of iPhone

Lawyers say she was never given a reason why her iPhone was confiscated for 120 days, especially given what was on the device.
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Google faces record fine (again) for gaming Android’s dominance in Europe [UPDATE]

Google has been fined more than €4 billion for tying up Android with its search and web services. We’ve updated this story with a statement from Google.

USB Restricted Mode official with iOS 11.4.1

For law enforcement agencies, this update knocks out their current methods for cracking into iPhones and iPads in evidence bins.

LG fined in Russia for smartphone price fixing

It was a nominal fine for the chaebol over allegations of price fixing through pressuring its resellers in the federation.

SCOTUS decides government needs warrant to obtain cellphone location data

Generally, days-old logs of a citizen’s location information stored via their wireless carrier will consistently require a search warrant.

More than a million students may go without smartphones in Australian schools

In New South Wales, the government has commissioned a study to look into the digital behaviors of students from kindergarten to Year 12.

Supreme Court to decide if App Store class action against Apple should be tossed

In its latest round of actions, the SCOTUS has pushed into a review phase for whether allegations of Apple’s anticompetitive behavior should be cast aside.

Trump to fight Senate to protect ZTE access to US products

The Defense Department’s budget for the next year, as the senate has it written, will prevent ZTE from sourcing parts from US contractors.

No more carrier surprises according to new FCC rules

Cramming and slamming are the two big dubious practices that are under the gun after several port-out scandals and a whole ton of unnecessary fees.

Apple to make personal data download tool available globally eventually

For now, the tool is available to Apple ID account holders in the European Union and a few other countries. Now all we have to do is wait for the data to come out and get sorted.

ZTE has lost $3.1 billion under the effects of US imports ban

It’s been about a month since the Commerce Department locked ZTE out of products from American companies. Lawmakers want to make sure that stays the case.

What is GDPR and why you should care

Everything you need to know about GDPR. Whether it is about your fitness app, doing online shopping, applying for a credit card or just sending your Résumé around, the highly anticipated European legislation, called GDPR, will bring changes that you need to be aware of.

FCC’s net neutrality repeal order will take full effect June 11

After months of regulatory uncertainty as to when the repeal of the Open Internet Order would take effect, we finally have a due date.

US government has yet to approve FCC’s net neutrality repeal

The Office of Management and Budget still has to sign off on several aspects of the Title II protection repeal that require a change in funding.

WhatsApp pledges to UK it won’t share data with Facebook, government drops enquiry

Why can’t WhatsApp freely share all the data Facebook wants? WhatsApp is still just a messaging service while Facebook has grown to be complex and data-driven for revenues.

State of Washington first to enforce net neutrality rules

It’s the first state law with teeth to go against the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” and will surely be the subject of legal disputes.

Verizon SIM-locking phones again soon to “reduce fraud”

While Verizon pads its move as one that will stop theft and bring it in line with the rest of the industry, it had been bound by the FCC in 2008 to not lock any of its handsets.

After Title II repeal, AT&T vouches for “Internet Bill of Rights”

AT&T’s clarion call is raising doubts from net neutrality activists given its support for the repeal of Title II protections. That said, one thing’s for sure: new laws would cement things up.

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?

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.

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.

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.