News tagged with cell phone carriers

3Qs: Mobile tracking in criminal investigations

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report revealing that law-enforcement agencies frequently use cell-phone tracking data provided by wireless carriers — often without a warrant. ...

dateApr 16, 2012 in Other
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Wireless carriers are blocking tethering apps

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you have an Android 2.2 OS smartphone, such as the HTC Nexus One, then you have tethering as part of the base experience. Other users could make tethering an option for themselves by downloading ...

dateMay 02, 2011 in Telecom weblog
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Cell carriers to roll out 'mobile wallets' in Utah

A joint venture between three of the nation's four largest cell phone carriers will soon offer the United States' first commercially available mobile fare payment program to a public transportation system.

dateApr 06, 2011 in Telecom
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Verizon Wireless to pay $25M for spurious fees

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $25 million to the U.S. government and at least $52.8 million in refunds to customers who inadvertently racked up data charges on their phones over the last three years, federal ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Telecom
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FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

(AP) -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Telecom
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Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed

(AP) -- A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of GSM-standard cell phone users ...

dateDec 30, 2009 in Telecom
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