Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case
A federal appeals court has ruled as constitutional a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.
Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment (Update)
Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.
AT&T drops $39B T-Mobile bid; 'duopoly' averted (Update)
AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government raised concerns that the deal would raise prices, reduce innovation ...
FBI contacted phone monitoring firm about software
A senior executive at a technology company that makes monitoring software secretly installed on 141 million cellphones said Thursday that the FBI approached the company about using its technology but was reb ...
New generation GPS satellite starts tests in Colo.
A $5.5 billion upgrade to the Global Positioning System moved a step closer to launch this week when a prototype arrived at a Lockheed Martin complex in Colorado to begin months of tests.
Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules
Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks.
White House threatens veto over net neutrality
The White House warned on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would veto a resolution introduced in the Senate that seeks to overturn "net neutrality" rules aimed at ensuring an open Internet.
High court troubled by warrantless GPS tracking (Update)
The Supreme Court invoked visions of an all-seeing Big Brother and satellites watching us from above. Then things got personal Tuesday when the justices were told police could slap GPS devices on their cars ...
FCC set to unveil rules for rural broadband fund
Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.
Alcatel-Lucent: We've seen the future and it's (still) copper
Apple's iMessage texting service takes aim at wireless carriers
With its latest operating system update, Apple Inc. is poised to strike a blow to wireless carriers by making free texting more ubiquitous.
BlackBerry outages persist into third day, spread to North America
BlackBerry users across the world were exasperated Wednesday as an outage of email, messaging and Internet services on the phones spread to the U.S. and Canada and stretched into the third day for Europe, ...
Verizon sues to overturn 'net neutrality' rules
Verizon Communications, the largest U.S. cell phone carrier, is suing to overturn new government regulations governing the flow of Internet traffic.
The internet of tomorrow: Faster, better and cheaper
The UA, USC and other institutions are building the future of communications using light.