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As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers’ side

Robocall rules should apply to ringless voicemail, Senate Democrats tell FCC.

Verizon is forced to fix 15,000 “double poles” and other network...

Verizon signs settlement after calling union complaint a “fishing expedition.”

Trump administration rolls out social media vetting of visa applicants

The new travel screening is for those deemed a national security threat.

Republicans claim 1st Amendment right to send you robo-voicemails

GOP asks FCC to exempt direct-to-voicemail messages from robocall rules.

Massive ransomware attack hits UK hospitals, Spanish banks

Ransomware attack appears to be targeting institutions in several European countries.

Report: Alexa-powered touchscreen speaker—Amazon Echo Show—coming soon

Device will apparently display shopping search results and make video calls.

Feds propose heightened social media vetting of visa applicants

Plan applies to applicants "who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny."

Plan to kill municipal broadband fails in state legislature

Angry constituents convince Maine lawmakers to vote against Republican bill.

Abuse, theft, exposure: What’s in store for your web history

“If you’re being watched, you change your behavior, and that means you have less freedom.
I don’t think you can have freedom without privacy.” —Kevin Mitnick, quoted in my new book, "Hacking the Hacker."
The United States has a long history of protecting at least some individual privacy rights with respect to common carriers. Much of the current protection was gained with the passage of the Communications Act of 1934 and further amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

The 1934 act put radio and telephone companies under the control of the FCC, and the 1996 act added ISPs and cable companies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Yahoo breach lessons IT can’t ignore

As more details emerge about how a group of four Russians breached Yahoo, it's increasingly clear that the Internet's very interconnectedness is what makes us so vulnerable to online attacks.
It's enough to want to just unplug from the Internet and...

Microsoft’s Teams is almost excellent Slack-killer, and it’s now live for...

It's a remarkably fine version 1, but not quite the Web-IRC we were hoping for.

Sprint’s long VoIP patent war leads to $140M verdict against Time...

Can Sprint's patent lawyers force competitors to pay up for VoIP?