News tagged with phone companies

White House to keep NSA, cyber oversight together

A group reviewing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations sent President Barack Obama more than 40 recommendations on intelligence collection and government spying.

dateDec 14, 2013 in Internet
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Telecoms groups fight back against free messaging

Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for "Pinger," ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Telecom
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Companies yank cord on residential phone books

(AP) -- What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Other
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Exec predicts data-only phone plans in 2 years

(AP) — The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Telecom
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China Telecom profit up 20 percent on 3G users

State-owned China Telecom, the country's third-biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, said Monday that quarterly profit grew by a fifth as it continued to benefit from spending by new users of data-hungry iPhones.

dateOct 28, 2013 in Business
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Sprint Nextel to buy Virgin Mobile USA

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Business
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Court: Judges can demand warrant for cell locales

(AP) -- Judges have the right to require warrants before police get cell phone records that could suggest a customer's likely location, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in a novel electronic privacy case.

dateSep 07, 2010 in Telecom
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The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to ...

dateSep 27, 2013 in Internet
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