WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government is willing to share some of its airwaves with wireless service providers to help them meet increasing demand for services such as mobile Web surfing.
The proposal made on Tuesday, would give wireless companies access to another 95 megahertz of spectrum – almost 20 percent of the target set by the Obama administration for freeing up airwaves for broadband use.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are pressuring Internet companies to put in place by the end of the year a “Do Not Track” system that would give consumers more control over their personal data online, in a report released on Monday that privacy advocates dismissed as too soft.
The Federal Trade Commission’s long-awaited 57-page final report on privacy recommendations relies heavily on industry voluntarily adopting best practices.
(Reuters) – The government charged AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) with cheating it out of millions of dollars by knowingly failing to prevent swindlers from using a subsidized telephone service meant for deaf people.
The Justice Department said on Thursday it accused AT&T of billing for reimbursement of calls placed by ineligible international callers who used the service for purposes such as buying goods from merchants using stolen credit cards.
March 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. government charged AT&T Inc
with cheating it out of millions of dollars by knowingly
failing to prevent swindlers from using a subsidized telephone
service meant for deaf people.
The Justice Department said on Thursday it accused AT&T of
billing for reimbursement of calls placed by ineligible
international callers who used the service for purposes such as
buying goods from merchants using stolen credit cards.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. communications regulators proposed on Wednesday a more flexible use of satellite airwaves that could help Dish Network Corp (DISH.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) launch a wireless cellular network.
The Federal Communications Commission said it would develop rules to make a block of mobile satellite spectrum available for mobile broadband use.
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – Hedge fund manager
Philip Falcone’s LightSquared lost its main business
partner Sprint Nextel Corp, which returned $65 million in
payments to the telecommunications startup.
Sprint said on Friday it will exercise its right to scuttle
the $9 billion agreement that would have allowed LightSquared to
use a network Sprint is building to sell its own
high-speed wireless service.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Consumers hoping for a one-click option to bar advertisers from tracking them across the Web will have to wait a bit longer, according to a Federal Trade Commission official.
“I don’t see any of the ‘do not track’ solutions as ready for prime time,” FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch said in an interview with Reuters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Emboldened by their victory in quashing online piracy legislation, U.S. Internet companies are gearing up for a battle over whether consumers should be able to restrict efforts to gather personal data.
Google Inc, Facebook, Apple Inc and other tech companies have lobbied against congressional and federal agency proposals that would let Internet users press “do not track” buttons on their browsers to block targeted advertising. Consumers could also edit personal information that has been stored about them.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Communications regulators requested on Thursday more information about the marketing agreements proposed in multibillion dollar airwaves deals between Verizon Wireless and several cable operators.
The Federal Communications Commission decision to seek the information follows calls from competitors and public interest groups for a thorough review of any anticompetitive effects.
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The United States on
Saturday reaffirmed its backing for Egypt’s efforts to get a
$3.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, despite
the recent diplomatic standoff between Washington and Cairo over
American pro-democracy activists.
Egypt, coming off the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak
who had ruled for 30 years, is in talks with the IMF for a loan
to help it stave off a financial crisis.