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Phone and tablet unlocking - US government nudges it closer to law

US gov't nudges legal phone and tablet unlocking closer to law

US citizens are now one step closer to being able to do (more or less) what they want with their gadgets, as the government petitions the FCC to once again legalize wireless device unlocking.

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

Google staff knew for years about Street View data breach

A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

Stopping the zombies: introducing the new FCC anti-botnet code

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A new voluntary code of conduct for ISPs in the US creates new measures for addressing botnets. Does it go far enough?

Want to use your gadgets at takeoff and landing? US FAA to review policy

Want to use your gadgets at take-off and landing? US FAA to review policy

It doesn't quite stretch to smartphones yet, but the US Federal Aviation Administration has announced they're going to take a "fresh look" at using personal devices such as e-readers and tablets during takeoff on planes.

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Mobile phone users could soon find themselves receiving emergency text messages warning them of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, under plans announced in the United States.

FCC Chairman hacked on Facebook

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Julius Genachowski is just one of some 350 million Facebook users. The only things which singles him out for special attention is that he is also chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). And so it makes headlines when in Read more…