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EFF's guide to creepy, surveillant Christmas gifts [telecom]

December 18, 2018, 3:53 am

Topping the Electronic Frontier Foundation's don't-buy for Christmas list: Facebook's Portal in-home spycams, followed closely by Alexa/Google Home and other home hubs; Verizon's AppFlash spyware-... Read more »

More than 700 mobile phones collected for Cell Phones for Soldiers drive [t...

December 18, 2018, 3:47 am

More than 700 mobile phones collected for Cell Phones for Soldiers drive This is a result of the combined efforts of Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, AT&T, and the combined efforts of the community. Appr... Read more »

Sprint, T-Mobile merger would cut employee pay, even at Verizon and AT&...

December 18, 2018, 3:13 am

By Mark Davis A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would cut into the wages of wireless store employees - including those working at Verizon, AT&T and all four companies' authorized dealer stores,... Read more »

Sure, Verizon blew $4.6 billion on AOL and Yahoo, but at least it isn't AT&...

December 16, 2018, 7:30 pm

an admission that Oath hasn't succeeded within the broader company. * Verizon had received criticism at the time that it was too cautious around media, but staying away from big deals may have ... Read more »

Montana cellphone, Internet infrastructure vulnerable to outages; new fundi...

December 16, 2018, 7:20 pm

By David Erickson When an accidentally damaged fiber optic cable cut out Internet, landline and cell service - including 911 service - in the Bitterroot Valley last week, it exposed a longstanding... Read more »

Re: Verizon's moment of clarity [telecom]

December 16, 2018, 5:08 pm

Best. Description. Of. A. Bell. Company. Ever! Readers who missed Bill's note should go back and read it. It so well describes the malignant Bell System DNA that runs through these companies. I w... Read more »

How smartphones are changing our brains and lives [telecom]

December 15, 2018, 9:00 pm

NBC News reported: In the U.S., at least three of every four people now own a smart- phone. And one estimate suggests that Americans touch their mobile devices more than 2,600 times a day on avera... Read more »

The global cashless movement meets its foe: Local government [telecom]

December 15, 2018, 8:16 pm

The global cashless movement meets its foe: Local government More Americans are ditching paper money, but critics of cashless restaurants and shops say many people are being left behind. https://w... Read more »

Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure [te...

December 15, 2018, 4:18 pm

Verizon's Oath division failing in ad market, and it could get even worse. By Jon Brodkin Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in a voluntary separation program, despite the Trump admini... Read more »

Verizon plans to cut 10 percent of Oath staff [telecom]

December 15, 2018, 4:14 pm

The cuts come in the wake of Verizon's decision to slash the value of the Oath properties, which include AOL and Yahoo, by $4.5 billion. By Dylan Byers Verizon chief Hans Vestberg has set in motio... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?

Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »


Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees [telecom]

Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ October 15, 2011 Customers frustrated by banks' controversial new fees are finding out what industry insiders have known for yea... Read more »


Demystifying the Blockchain [telecom]

By Andrew Ross Sorkin This is bonkers. A new so-called blockchain company is selling virtual real estate online with prices as high as $120,000 for a 10-meter by 10-meter piece of virtual land. Yo... Read more »


When Texting Is Wrong [Telecom]

The Moral of the Story - The Ethicist's take on the news When Texting Is Wrong By Randy Cohen July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm The Issue: You're having dinner with your teenage kids, and they text throughou... 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 »