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A year after outcry, carriers are finally stopping sale of location data, letters to FCC show

Reports emerged a year ago that all the major cellular carriers in the U.S. were selling location data to third party companies, which in turn sold them to pretty much anyone willing to pay. New letters published by the FCC show that despite a year of scrutiny and anger, the carriers have only recently put ...

Crazy 5G video makes 4G look like garbage

05.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We know 5G internet is fast. That's kind of the whole point. However, most of us have still never used it, so it's tough to get an idea of just how fast it can be. Thankfully, there are somewhat viral videos on Twitter to help us keep it in perspecti... ...

Samsung’s 5G phone hits Verizon, Sprint getting two 5G devices this month

With 5G, when it rains, it pours. A few hours after Verizon officially started selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Sprint announced that it will be offering two 5G devices for its network by the end of the month. For now, it still feels like manufacturers are putting the cart before the horse here. There’s ...

The FCC unveils its plan to stop the never-ending flood of annoying robocalls

05.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We've all been there by now: Phone numbers similar to your own call you multiple times a day, only to reveal themselves as scam operations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) knows that rampant robocalls are a problem in this country and mad... ...

DOJ accuses Verizon and AT&T employees of participating in SIM-swap identity theft crimes

The DOJ has indicted three former Verizon and AT&T employees for alleged membership in a crime-ring known as the "The Community"; the indictment says the telco employees helped their confederates undertake "port-out" scams (AKA "SIM-swapping" AKA "SIM hijacking"), which allowed criminals to gain control over targets' phone numbers, thereby receiving SMS-based two-factor authentication codes.

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AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile hit with lawsuit for selling location data

05.05.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The four major wireless telecommunication companies in the U.S. have just been hit with massive class action lawsuit. The suit claims that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all violated customers’ privacy by sharing their data to third pa... ...

Why carriers keep your data longer

Your wireless carrier knows where you are as you read this on your phone—otherwise, it couldn’t connect your phone in the first place. But your wireless carrier also has a memory. It knows where you took your phone in the last hour, the last week, the last month, the last year—and maybe even the last ...

Tumblr is for sale…again

Verizon wants to divest itself of Tumblr, having squandered much of the goodwill that made the platform so beloved by creating literally the stupidest censorship regime in the history of the internet; Tumblr became part of Verizon through the sale of Yahoo's media assets, and is part of a group Verizon dubbed "Oath" ...