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Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

January 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In the wake of a civil lawsuit by T-Mobile and other telecommunications companies against the Chinese networking and telecommunications company Huawei, the US Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a criminal investigation of the company. According to a Wall Street […]


Federal, Policy

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an abuse of power, judge rules

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, […]


Networking Security, Security

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service. As a result, teachers that […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Division. Now, a new report by […]


Mobile Security, Security

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says

January 9, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into making the change after a security problem leaked the real-time location of US […]


Federal, Policy

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury rules, but make it harder to tighten them

December 27, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

December 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural carriers says that T-Mobile claimed to have 4G LTE coverage in places where […]


Federal, Policy

FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

December 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

California telecom regulators have abandoned a plan to impose government fees on text-messaging services, saying that a recent Federal Communications Commission vote has limited its authority over text messaging. The FCC last week voted to classify text-messaging as an information […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

December 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) due to be released later this week concludes that the activities of Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) leading up to and following the 2016 US presidential election were crafted […]


Mobility, Tech

Qualcomm seeks broader China iPhone ban as Apple pushes software update

December 14, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s patent battle with Qualcomm in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm’s patents. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had banned the sale […]