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FTC Issues Mobile Privacy Guidelines

February 4, 2013 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FTC has issued a set of guidelines for mobile application developers. While not legally binding, the new rules were released on the same days as regulators announced a settlement with social network provider Path...

North Korea Loosens Restrictions on Foreign Cellphones

January 21, 2013 9:24 am | by Jean H. Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea is loosening some restrictions on foreign cellphones by allowing visitors to bring their own phones into the country. However, security regulations still prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals. For years, North Korea required...

South Korea Says Samsung Chip Plant Caused Cancer

December 14, 2012 9:22 am | by Youkyng Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A South Korean government agency said Friday that working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year, only the second time it has recognized a link between cancer and Samsung's chip plants...

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French Mobile Operators Hit with Antitrust Fines

December 13, 2012 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

France's competition watchdog has slapped €183 million ($239 million) in fines on the country's two top mobile operators for anti-competitive pricing policies between 2005 and 2008. The Autorite de Concurrence said Thursday that Orange and SFR had abused their dominant...

Clashes over Internet Rules To Mark Dubai Meeting

December 3, 2012 10:40 am | by Brian Murphy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N.'s top telecommunications overseer sought Monday to quell worries about greater Internet controls emerging from global talks in Dubai, but any attempts for major Web regulations will likely face stiff opposition from groups led by a high-powered U.S. delegation.

BlackBerry 10 Lands Security Certification

November 8, 2012 6:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While still months from launch, Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system has met key government security standards.

US Report Highlights Unease About Chinese Firms

October 10, 2012 5:59 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Eager to expand in the United States, China's biggest technology companies face an America anxious about threats to jobs and national security.

Huawei, ZTE Deny Spying Before Congress

September 14, 2012 5:35 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two major Chinese technology companies on Thursday denied allegations that some of their equipment is designed to facilitate spying, but struggled to convince U.S. lawmakers that they are independent from the dictates of Beijing's communist government.

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Huawei Calls for Cybersecurity Cooperation

September 5, 2012 7:09 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Ltd. has issued a report on cybersecurity that includes a pledge never to cooperate with spying in a fresh effort to allay concerns in the United States and elsewhere that threaten to hamper its expansion.

AT & T: FaceTime Policy Within FCC Net Neutrality Rules

August 22, 2012 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T says its policy to reserve FaceTime use over a cellular connection for those customers who move to its new Mobile Share plans does not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules

GAO Report Recommends FCC Review of SAR Limits

August 8, 2012 7:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Tuesday released a study recommending that the FCC review limits placed on specific absorption rate (SAR), the amount of radio frequency absorbed by the body when using a cell phone.

Tech Requirements Set for First Responders Network

June 22, 2012 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC today approved the minimum technical requirements for its interoperable first responders network, which operates in the D-Block of the 700 MHz band of spectrum.

Military Outlines New Mobile Strategy

June 18, 2012 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Department of Defense (DOD) has unveiled its mobile device and wireless strategies going forward.

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Last Lawsuit Dropped Against FCC White Space Order

June 5, 2012 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The last remaining court challenge to the FCC's white space order was withdrawn Monday when the wireless microphone industry formally dismissed its petition for review of the regulations.

CTIA Backs CISPA Amid Privacy Concerns

April 23, 2012 7:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA is throwing its support behind a controversial cybersecurity bill set for a House vote this week.

AT & T Tells FCC 'I Told You So' on T-Mo Layoffs

March 23, 2012 12:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T is linking the layoffs of 1,900 T-Mobile USA call center workers to the FCC's decision to block the two companies' merger.

Nokia SEC Report Outlines Significant Risks

March 9, 2012 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia bared its soul in the company's annual Form 20-F report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), revealing a $1.8 billion loss in 2011...

DOJ Threatens to Sue Apple, Publishers for eBook Price Fixing

March 8, 2012 6:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has threatened to sue Apple and others for colluding with publishers to fix eBook prices.

FCC Puts Dish LTE On Ice

March 5, 2012 7:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC cleared Dish Network's satellite spectrum acquisition Friday but put the company's wireless plans on the back burner...

Sen. Schumer Calls for FTC Probe into Apps

March 5, 2012 7:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), is calling on the FTC to launch an investigation into the app download practices of Apple and Google/Android...

Verizon, Cable Ops Defend AWS Sale

March 5, 2012 7:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless defended its $3.9 billion purchase of spectrum from four cable companies against critics of the deal in documents filed with the FCC on Friday...

Verizon, MetroPCS Net Neutrality Suit to Proceed

March 2, 2012 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The ruling is a largely procedural victory for Verizon and MetroPCS, who first filed suit over the open Internet rules last January.

FCC to Vote on 700 MHz Interoperability, MSS

March 1, 2012 6:54 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Small wireless operators whose LTE services can't roam onto the networks of national providers because of interoperability problems...

Verizon, Cable Deals Slated for Senate Hearing

February 29, 2012 6:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Senate antitrust committee has scheduled a March 21 hearing on Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion deal to buy a nationwide swath of AWS spectrum from four cable companies.

It's Official: Obama Signs Spectrum, Public Safety Bill

February 24, 2012 6:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The bill includes a number of items pertaining to the wireless industry.

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