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Verizon to offer free spam and robocall protection starting in March

Verizon in March will begin rolling out free spam alerting and call blocking features to wireless customers whose smartphones support them.

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Techspot

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Is T-Mobile trying to buy favors from the Trump administration? - CNET

A Washington Post report shows CEO John Legere and others have booked rooms at Trump International Hotel at least 38 times since its deal with Sprint was announced.

Wed 16 Jan 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Several House Republicans are asking T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information ...

Wed 16 Jan 19 from

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Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

Verizon won't charge spam fee for K-12 users, but it won't kill fee completely.

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

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Cord cutting has grown by 50 percent in the last eight years

A new Nielsen study has found that the number of cord cutters in the US has grown by 48 percent over the past eight years. Apparently, 16 million homes no longer have traditional cable ...

Wed 16 Jan 19 from Engadget

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Alphabet’s Loon recruits high-powered mobile veterans to serve on board - CNET

Loon, spun out of Google’s parent company, prepares for a commercial launch later this year.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from CNET

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Get Sky Entertainment TV and fibre broadband for just £37 p/m in this flash sale

Spice up your broadband and TV package with this big deal from Sky - fibre and Entertainment TV for an affordable price.

Fri 18 Jan 19 from Techradar

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Edward C. Baig: Have a great idea for 5G? Verizon may give you a million dollars to make it happen

Think you've come up with a killer idea for exploiting the emerging next-generation wireless networks known as 5G?

Wed 16 Jan 19 from

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AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from

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The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?

Mon 14 Jan 19 from BBC Technology

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