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Samsung doesn't think its iris scanner can be fooled that easily [telecom]

May 26, 2017, 1:10 am

Samsung doesn't think Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be fooled that easily Can you trick the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanner or can't you? One group said yes, but Samsung cried foul. The story so far... Read more »

T-Mobile offers new "one number" plan [telecom]

May 26, 2017, 1:06 am

It might've taken a little longer than the company had hoped, but T-Mobile is finally ready to unleash its new Digits product. ... In a nutshell, Digits is a nifty service that combines the best ... Read more »

Dish Network faces payout of as much as $60M for illegal robocalls [telecom...

May 25, 2017, 7:29 pm

By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, May 25, 2017 A federal judge in Raleigh, North Carolina, has tripled the amount of money Dish Network must pay 50,000 state residents on the federal Do Not Call reg... Read more »

More than half of municipal broadband projects are unprofitable [telecom]

May 25, 2017, 7:22 pm

More than half of municipal broadband projects are unprofitable, University of Pennsylvania study says. by Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, May 25, 2017 Eleven out of 20 municipal broadband networks c... Read more »

FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality Rules [telecom]

May 25, 2017, 2:36 pm

By Keenan Adamchak, CommLawBLog, May 24, 2017 On May 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the reversal of the agency's 2015 Titl... Read more »

AT&T waiving calls and texts to Manchester [telecom]

May 24, 2017, 7:03 am

(RNN) - AT&T is waiving charges for calls to Manchester, England, from May 22 to 24. The company made the announcement Tuesday, a day after 22 people were killed and 59 injured at a concert by Ame... Read more »

AT&T strikers are back at work [telecom]

May 24, 2017, 7:00 am

AT&T wireless workers and thousands of others at the company returned to work on Monday after a weekend strike aimed at jump starting contract talks. The Communications Workers of America union, w... Read more »

FCC opens robocall elimination process for public comment [telecom]

May 23, 2017, 5:10 pm

The Public Notice with comment dates is at: Comments are due on or before July 3, 2017. Reply comments due on or before July 31, 2017.... Read more »

Up to 40,000 AT&T workers walking off job over contract rights [telecom...

May 22, 2017, 5:05 pm

NEW YORK - The Communications Workers of America union says that up to 40,000 AT&T workers started walking off the job Friday over contract fights with the phone company. The union says employees ... Read more »

CenturyLink complaints climb again amid fiber rollout [telecom]

May 22, 2017, 4:57 pm

By Mike Rogoway Luke Shaheen answered the door of his Northeast Portland home on New Year's Eve to what sounded like a great offer: A salesperson from CenturyLink was offering superfast internet s... Read more »

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The Undercover Parent [Telecom]

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Undercover Parent By HARLAN COBEN March 16, 2008 Ridgewood, N.J. NOT long ago, friends of mine confessed over dinner that they had put spyware on their 15-year-old son's compu... Read more »


Non-profit needs donation of some POTS lines [Telecom]

Thanks for reading this. I'm posting on behalf of a non-profit organization that does important work. As you know, I've recently asked for help getting in touch with experts on telegraph signalling... Read more »


Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]

My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have now. It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of ... Read more »


Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? [telecom]

Is this even possible - given the resources of a government? I keep getting these lame-sounding letters from the Pennsylvania (USA) AG's office explaining why they can't do anything about telephone s... Read more »


Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »


Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?

I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »


California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »


WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP

[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »


Wierd Telephone Problems

Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »


Wi-Fi Crusader in $5 Router Giveaway

By Eric Auchard FON, a Spanish start-up on an ambitious crusade to turn home Wi-Fi connections into wireless hotspots for nearby users, is set to unveil on Monday a plan to hand out 1 million wireles... Read more »