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Sprint can't catch a break. As if its financial woes weren't enough, the outfit was recently accused of letting consumers get billed for \"tens of millions\" of dollars in unauthorized charges for premium text messages between 2004 and 2013. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's official charge

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If you suspected that smartphone theft was becoming an epidemic in the US... well, you're right. The FCC has published findings which show that Americans report well over 1 million smartphone thefts to the police each year. That's not as high as unofficial estimates (Consumer Reports pegged 2013 t

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Comcast just can't catch a break. Opponents of the company's $45 billion Time Warner Cable merger have gathered forces to create the \"Stop Mega Comcast\" coalition, just as the FCC has announced that it's restarting its regulatory review of the deal. The group, which includes Dish Network, the comm

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Like the lower back tattoo you got in college, everyone's been hoping that those mandated symbols on the bottom of your gadgets will just go away. Thankfully, the E-Label act has now been signed into law by President Obama, enabling gadget manufacturers to display those symbols electronically. At

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It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to the communications companies it's policing. Chairman Tom Wheeler is a former lobbyist, and commissioners have taken industry jobs mere months after leaving office. However, Vice News has obtained records showing that the two sides are frequen

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The Federal Communications Commission might seem slow, even resistant to calls for Net Neutrality, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the organizations slow reaction is very deliberate. \"The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out,\" the Chairman told reporters today. \"We need to make

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has told web giants Google, Yahoo and others that he won't cave to pressure from the White House, declaring \"I am an independent agency.\" His statement (already seized on by pundits for lack of the royal 'we') looks to be a direct response to President Obama's recent urgin

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President Barack Obama has been a proponent of net neutrality for what seems like ages, which explains why he just did what he did. In a just-posted YouTube video (and Medium post) and he's just asked the FCC do what online activists have been hoping for -- he's urging the commission to officially

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If we're honest, Microsoft's RM-1090 doesn't look like a device that's destined to pop up on future trivia quizzes. Yet, when you're asked \"Which smartphone was the first to carry Microsoft's branding?\" it's this slab that you'll have to remember. The dual-SIM handset has popped up at both the FCC

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