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Apple’s security changes to in-app purchases praised by lawmakers

Apple’s move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew intitial praise from lawmakers who had previously expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being harmed with accidental charges. But lamakers said tech and wireless firms need to do more to ensure consumers are protected from vague and confusing billing.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 11, 2011; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Kids Online, Mobile  
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Report: Sprint in talks to buy T-Mobile

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Sprint is in talks with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T, Mobile, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon, telecom  
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FTC: Identity theft, Internet auctions, services among top 10 complaints

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that the top complaint it received from consumers last year was over identity theft. Also high on the list were complaints about Internet and telecommunications services and Internet auctions.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 8, 2011; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Consumers, FTC, Mobile, credit cards, internet  
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Free messaging apps threaten wireless carriers' cash cow

Here's the dirty secret about text messages. It costs a wireless carrier close to nothing to send and receive them -- even though they charge about $10 a month for 500 to 1,000 texts. Now, a new crop of...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 3, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Apple, FTC, Facebook, Mobile  
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Kerry, Snowe introduce spectrum inventory bill

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snow (R-Maine) said Wednesday that they are introducing legislation that allows federal agencies to survey how the government is using spectrum that could otherwise be used for commercial wireless. The bill is being reintroduced...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 2, 2011; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC, Mobile  
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Senate debates patent reform as more voices weigh in

The Senate continued debate Tuesday on The America Invents Act, a patent reform act introduced by Judiciary chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The bill, which proposes an overhaul to the way the patent system works, would change to a first...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 1, 2011; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple, Google, Intel, Mobile  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Q&A: LightSquared CEO: Breaking open wireless, Cecilia Kang , March 1, 2011
The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
Teens text every 10 minutes, Nielsen says, Cecilia Kang , October 14, 2010
Verizon CEO won't confirm iPhone-Verizon deal, Cecilia Kang , October 6, 2010
'Jailbreaking' the iPhone, Cecilia Kang , July 26, 2010
Federal Eye's Q&A on USA.gov redesign, Cecilia Kang , July 6, 2010
John Stanton's push for an all-wireless Haiti, Cecilia Kang , March 24, 2010
Apple says no VoIP apps for iPhone yet, Cecilia Kang , November 11, 2009
Sprint won't change early termination fees, Cecilia Kang , November 5, 2009
The Underestimated Mignon Clyburn, Cecilia Kang , November 4, 2009
 
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