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Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon, AT&T to pay $127M for allegedly overcharging government agencies

September 28, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay a combined $127 million to settle lawsuits alleging that they overcharged California and Nevada government entities for wireless service. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and resulted in a settlement approved on Thursday […]


Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon, AT&T settle overcharging whistleblower case for $116 million

September 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay $116 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that both carriers have overcharged government agencies for over a decade. The announcement, made on Thursday, relates to a lawsuit in which 30 government entities and […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

TikTok files for injunction against upcoming Trump ban

September 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The saga began back in August when Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders that gave US businesses 45 days to stop any transactions with WeChat and ByteDance—ostensibly over security concerns—leaving the latter with little option but to sell […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Operations Security, Security

Facebook says it may have to stop operating in the EU amid new data transfer rules

September 22, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Last month, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order to stop transferring the data of European users to the US, after a European Court of Justice ruled that American privacy legislation isn’t adequate. Failing that, Facebook could […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Trump administration challenges order that blocked WeChat app store ban

September 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration will challenge an order that blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on Sunday halted a move that would have forced Apple and Google to remove […]


Applications, Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s TikTok policy is incoherent

September 21, 2020

Via: Fortune

People in China know how to read web sites and use email services banned in the country. They use a technology called a virtual private network, which masks their location. It’s a fact of life in China, one of the […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Trump admin orders TikTok, WeChat gone from app stores on Sunday

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Consumers inside the US will no longer be allowed to download TikTok or WeChat from any US app store after Sunday, the Trump administration announced today. Any “provision of service to distribute or maintain” the mobile applications or their “constituent […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

September 17, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use or download WeChat “to convey personal or business information” will not be subject to penalties under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning transactions with […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Google is tightening rules on internal message boards as ‘new world creates urgency’

September 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Google is asking employees to take a more active role in moderating internal message boards, as those discussions get more heated and employees remain working from home, according to documents obtained by CNBC. The company has recently seen a rise […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Microsoft scores whole-of-government cloud contract with WA government

September 15, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The Western Australian government has awarded Microsoft with a whole-of-government contract to provide all of the state’s agencies with access to its cloud services. As part of the contract, WA’s state agencies will gain rights to use Azure, Teams, Office […]