News tagged with telephone

Rainfall monitoring with mobile phones

Agriculture, water resource management, drought and flood warnings, etc.: rainfall monitoring is vital in many areas. But the observation networks remain insufficient. This is not the case for antennas for ...

Sep 02, 2014
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What metadata does the government want about you?

With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications ...

Aug 28, 2014
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China Mobile to take stake in Thailand's True

China Mobile Ltd. has agreed to buy an 18 percent stake in Thai telecommunications and cable TV company True Corp. for $880 million, the highest profile corporate deal announced in Thailand since the military sized power ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Brazil's weak service makes WCup Tweets unlikely

Ecstatic football fans unable to celebrate a World Cup win with real-time Tweets, or post "selfies" of themselves from inside stadiums. Or worse, emergency calls blocked by jammed cellphone towers unable ...

May 24, 2014
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Some facts about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward adopting new regulations that could create fast lanes for Internet traffic from websites that can afford to pay for the privilege. ...

May 16, 2014
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Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Legal experts warn that several of the key surveillance reforms pushed by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' authority, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the ...

Jan 20, 2014
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NSA phone data control may come to end

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will call for stripping the National Security Agency's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans.

Jan 17, 2014
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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They are worried about their exposure to lawsuits ...

Jan 14, 2014
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