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By 2014 You'll Be Able To Text 911 From Your Cell Phone

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Four top U.S. mobile phone service companies have agreed to set up a service to allow people to send text messages to emergency aid call c...

There Is No Internet Freedom Without Internet and Broadband Competition

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality only became an issue once the phone and cable companies got the government to protect their businesses from competition by blocking who could use the wires.

America's Least Favorite Cell Phone Company

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

AT&T has done it again. For the third year in a row, the telecommunications company was named the worst major cell phone service provider in Consum...

AT&T's $14 Billion 'Bribe' or How the Media Got It Wrong

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

On Nov. 7, 2012, AT&T announced that it would be spending $14 billion to upgrade their wireless and wireline networks. And yet, in fact, AT&T is only ...

Comeuppance For iPad Hacker Who Stole HOW MANY Email Addresses?

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a man of illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 120,000 ema...

Gerry Smith

Despite Merger Promise, Rural AT&T Customers Find High-Speed Internet Out of Reach | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

HAZLEHURST, Miss. -- Cedric Wiggins thought high-speed Internet would have long since arrived in this corner of rural Mississippi. He figured this ...

Gerry Smith

Next Hurricane, Drones And Balloons Could Beam Wi-Fi From The Sky | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Call it Wi-Fi from the sky. As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks, knocking out wir...

AT&T Eyes New Billion Dollar Business Opportunity

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Companies will double or triple spending on cybersecurity in the coming years as attacks grow more sophisticated and frequent, c...

AT&T's $14 Billion Dollar 'Bribe' to Get Rid of Telecom Regulations Is a Multi-Layered Hoax

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Kushnick's Law states: "A regulated company will always renege on promises to provide public benefits tomorrow in exchange for regulatory and financia...

Gerry Smith

'A Lifeline' After Sandy, Copper Phone Networks Are Phased Out | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

For several days after Hurricane Sandy, Donna Cardillo struggled to make contact with the outside world. At her home in Wall Township, N.J., which...

AT&T Caught In A Brazen Lie

CNNMoney | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

AT&T on Wednesday announced a plan to cover 96% of the U.S. population with 4G-LTE service by the end of 2014. That's great news for customers -- but ...

AT&T Is Going To Spend Billions And Billions On 4G LTE

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Many homes in AT&T Inc.'s local-phone service areas will see the company becoming more competitive with cable for broadband service ...

Gerry Smith

Wireless Industry Resisted Calls To Back Up Cell Towers Before Sandy | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

One key factor helps explain why communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy could not use cell phones to call for help and communicate with the outside wo...

Gerry Smith

Hurricane Sandy Delivers 'Another Catastrophe' To Verizon's Home, Complicating Network Repairs | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.03.2012 | Technology

The water came rushing through the lobby, crashing against doors, shattering windows and scattering sandbags meant to stop it. Then, it cascaded down ...

Timothy Stenovec

AT&T's Post-Storm Charging Efforts Fall Flat In Brooklyn Neighborhood | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

In a press conference on Friday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that AT&T had placed phone charging stations in a some areas of the city w...

Gerry Smith

Verizon Customers Could Wait 2 Weeks For Service Following Storm Damage | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

Verizon said Friday it could take up to two weeks to restore service to some customers after high winds, heavy flooding and power outages caused by Hu...

Gerry Smith

Cell Phone Problems Persist As Wireless Carriers Repair Damage After Hurricane Sandy | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

Communication networks across the Northeast were slowly recovering Thursday, but many New York and New Jersey residents were still unable to make cell...

AT&T, T-Mobile Make Big Announcement In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

AT&T and T-Mobile announced on Wednesday a plan to share their networks in New York and New Jersey. The move should help customers on both networks th...

Verizon, AT&T Brace For Hurricane Sandy

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies on the eastern seaboard are preparing Monday for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy by topping up fuel for backup gene...

YouTube's Most Outrageous Halloween Pet Costumes

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.26.2012 | Style
Shira Lazar

YouTube is famously reliable for its source pool of hilarious, adorable, and compellingly shareable dog and cat videos. So, with October nearing an end, What's Trending took the opportunity to compile the best of these furry friends' costumes for Halloween 2012!

A Mobile Payment App Made By Your Neighborhood Credit Card Company

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Isis, a venture of three of the top U.S. mobile providers, said on Monday it has kicked off its much-delayed mobile payments serv...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Guess Who Bank-Rolled Those Political Party Conventions

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

* Labor unions and Duke Energy biggest Democratic backers * Sheldon Adelson among donors to Republican convention * Demo...

Internet Freedom? You Are in an Internet Prison and You Don't Even Know It

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Bundled services also can mean higher prices. The FCC claims that it is concerned with low income families not being able to get broadband. And yet, where's the investigation into the bundling of services or the lack of competition to lower prices?

Veto Power Threatens Major Conference on Arms Trade

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

A major diplomatic negotiation aiming to regulate the trade in weapons and ammunition is at risk of failing due to member states' insistence on giving every state the right to veto a future treaty.