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Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband.

dateApr 18, 2012 in Telecom
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Govt IDs more airwaves for commercial wireless

(AP) -- The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Telecom
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Senator seeks US probe of smartphone privacy

A leading US senator called Monday for a government probe into whether smartphone applications used on the Apple and Android platforms can steal private data including photos and address books.

dateMar 05, 2012 in Other
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Facebook makes privacy pledge in FTC settlement

Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information.

dateNov 30, 2011 in Internet
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