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  • Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

    Two sister mobile and telecom service providers will pay a combined US$3.5 million after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission found that they were storing customers' personal data on unprotected servers accessible over the Internet.

    Written by Grant Gross10 July 15 05:54
  • FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

    TracFone, a major provider of prepaid mobile phone service, must keep its promise to let customers unlock their devices and transfer service to competing carriers, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said.

    Written by Grant Gross02 July 15 05:39
  • Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

    Here's some payback for everyone who has felt gouged by hotel charges for Wi-Fi service: Marriott International has to pay US$600,000 following a probe into whether it intentionally blocked personal Wi-Fi hotspots in order to force customers to use its own very pricey service.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Oct. 14 01:56
  • Verizon settles FCC consumer privacy investigation

    Verizon Communications will pay US$7.4 million to settle U.S. Federal Communications Commission allegations that the company failed to notify millions of customers that they could opt out of having their personal information used in internal marketing campaigns, the FCC has announced.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Sept. 14 02:03
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