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Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The FCC does not want to be responsible for Americans having heart attacks over their, often exorbitant, wireless phone bills.And that is why in October 2011 — not long before an unfortunate U.S. airman stationed in…

Russia to Tighten Restrictions on Public WiFi?

Russia to Tighten Restrictions on Public WiFi?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A Russian government panel thinks it’s found the solution to the problem of exposing children to dangerous material online.   In just a few years, ubiquitous, open WiFi has gone from a luxury to an expectatio…

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into Cars

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into Cars

ABC(CHICAGO) — Just after 1 o’clock one August night, a man calmly walked up to a locked car parked on a downtown Chicago street and within seconds — without a key, without any force — was sitting in the passenger’s seat. If you witnessed it, you wo…

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The nation’s two largest carriers are shaking up their data plans to help keep up in a world where more people and their families now own multiple smartphones and tablets.On the heels of Verizon’s announcement in late Jun…

Sprint Nextel Accused of Dodging $100 Million Taxes

Sprint Nextel Accused of Dodging $100 Million Taxes

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sprint Nextel Corp. is accused of under-collecting and under-paying over $100 million in New York state and local sales taxes on flat-rate access charges for wireless calling plans. New York Att…

FCC and Wireless Companies Create Stolen Smartphone Database

FCC and Wireless Companies Create Stolen Smartphone Database

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The burgeoning market for stolen smart phones and tablet devices is the target of a new partnership between the FCC, law enforcement and wireless carriers, who announced Tuesday a plan to create a national dat…

After $350M, Success of Law Enforcement Wireless Network Still ‘Doubtful’

After $350M, Success of Law Enforcement Wireless Network Still ‘Doubtful’

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General finds that the Department of Justice has spent $350 million on developing an integrated wireless network that has, “yet to achieve the resu…

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