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Gerry Smith

Weev Appeals Hacking Conviction | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

Attorneys for hacker Andrew Auernheimer filed an appeal late Monday seeking to overturn his conviction for obtaining thousands of email addresses from...

Live Proud

Abbe Land | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

Thirty-five percent of LGBT 18- to 24-year-olds used their mobile device during the coming-out process, underscoring why AT&T and The Trevor Project are collaborating to encourage young people to celebrate their proud moments with the help of social networking.

Gerry Smith

What Verizon And Comcast Don't Want You To Know About U.S. Internet | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and d...

Timothy Stenovec

Bad News Might Be Coming For Verizon And AT&T Customers | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill. That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile m...

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Voice Link is like a cell phone from a decade ago -- before there was 'data'. Voice Link is a box put into the home with an antenna, but it can not do almost any data application that is part of the traditional utility-based phone network.

Solar-Powered Phone Charging Station Debut In NYC

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York

By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City unveiled the first of 25 free solar charging stations for mobile phones on Tues...

ATT And Apple Data Leakage Battle Continues

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's only one way to describe it - Data Insecurity. From the day I owned my first iPhone I've been a customer of AT&T. And certainly there's been...

Gerry Smith

Apple Introduces Feature To Deter iPhone Thieves | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology

Apple on Monday unveiled a new iPhone feature it billed as a potent protection against thieves, seeking to stem a national crime wave focused on its u...

AT&T's Latest Customer-Unfriendly Policy

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology

Wireless giants AT&T and Verizon appear to be locked in a fight to see which company can offer its customers the worst deal, with AT&T announcing over...

Complete Your Father's Day Celebration With These Gifts

Ivo Lukas | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

With your busy schedule, you may have forgotten that Father's Day is right around the corner...but that doesn't mean you can't get Dad a great gift that screams "Happy Father's Day."

Here's Why #HackForLA Will Work

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Beverly Macy

Yesterday I joined 300 developers, government agencies, businesses, and engaged citizens for the kickoff of #HackForLA - part of a National Day of Civ...

Illinois State Cable Bill Passes with Mixed Results

Barbara Popovic | Posted 08.03.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Illinois' cable franchise law renewal was in the mash up of bills hitting the floor during the final week of the session in Springfield. Both the House and Senate voted to approve a two-year extension of the amended Cable and Video Competition Act (the Illinois Cable Act) to July of 2015.

Can Business Be Fun?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

So, should we have fun in business? I think so. All research points to happy employees being productive employees. I haven't seen any research that specifically looks at the amount of laughter emanating from corporate offices, though.

New 'Arbitrary' AT&T Fee Upsets Customers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

AT&T must be run by magicians. The company is turning a mere 61 cent monthly fee into hundreds of millions of dollars. But instead of delighting an...

AT&T, ALEC, FCC, Part 2: The AT&T FCC Petition is ALEC Model Legislation.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Connect the Dots: AT&T Petition and ALEC State Model Legislation In the previous post we examined the state-based ALEC model legislation that was c...

Verizon Is Selling Customer Data: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

There's no hiding from data collection. The latest evidence: Cell phone companies are now selling or looking to sell massive troves of information...

ALEC & Your Communications: Part 1: How AT&T, ALEC and the Other Communications Companies Created Model State Legislation to Harm You

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The incumbent phone companies were supposed to compete with each other for wireline/broadband services as each merger to make these companies larger was based on commitments to compete out of region. Now it's all one, big, happy family.

AT&T Will Pay $18.25 Million In Lawsuit Settlement

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says AT&T will pay $18.25 million to settle charges related to operating services that are designed for use by t...

Razorfish Converge Shingerview: Kevin Petersen, AT&T

David Shing | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
David Shing

As technology gets more complicated, users are seeking out simplicity and personalization. I was curious to know how he and AT&T were approaching this new technology-enabled lifestyle.

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

Connecting the Dots Between Envelopes and Clearcuts: New Company Announcements in ForestEthics' Campaign Against SFI Greenwash

Kristi Chester Vance | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Kristi Chester Vance

This week Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, Cricket Communications, and Hewlett-Packard joined the growing market trend against the logging industry's greenwash program, The 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' (SFI).

Diversifying the Arms Industry

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

In early April, the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City adopted an international arms trade treaty (ATT) that is supposed...

The Need for Speed: The Increasing Strength of the US Broadband Marketplace

Kristal High | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology
Kristal High

As broadband continues to evolve, our economy and marketplace will continue to evolve with more products and services than we've ever seen before.

AT&T Wants To Sell You A Security Camera

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc. is launching its home security and automation service in 15 cities Friday, with an eye toward getting customers hooked on securi...

This AT&T Commerical From The '90s Predicted The Future With Astonishing Accuracy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

This collection of AT&T commercials from 1993-1994 is ridiculously spot on. It's sort of scary. The ads show AT&T successfully predicted E-ZPass, i...