Telecommunications

FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, a sign for the ZTE booth is seen at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The U.S. Commerce Department is blocking Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. from importing American components for seven years, accusing the company of misleading U.S. regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and Iran. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
April 17, 2018 - 12:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Tuesday it was ready to protect its "legitimate rights" after U.S. authorities penalized one of the country's most prominent tech companies in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to Iran and North Korea. The Commerce Ministry expressed hope...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla. The Department of Homeland Security says it has identified suspected rogue cell tower simulators in Washington. The suspected simulators, known popularly as Stingrays, were detected by a DHS contractor in early 2017 during a 90-day pilot. (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages. The use of what are known as cellphone-site simulators by...
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In this May 26, 2016 photo, security personnel stand near a pillar with the Huawei logo at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. Huawei Technology Ltd., the Chinese smartphone and telecom equipment maker, said Friday, March 30, 2018, that its 2017 profit rose 28.1 percent, boosted by strong sales for its enterprise and consumer units. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 30, 2018 - 12:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technology Ltd., the Chinese maker of smartphones and telecom equipment, said Friday its profit rose 28.1 percent in 2017, boosted by strong enterprise and consumer sales. Huawei said it earned 47.5 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) for the year, a marked improvement over the...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile device in Philadelphia. The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. The social network acknowledged on Sunday, March 25, 2018, that it began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google's Android system in 2015 - first via its Messenger app and later through an option in Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its main app. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 0900 GMT (all times local): A South Korean mobile device maker says the responsibility for protecting user privacy falls not just on one single company but on all players in the mobile industry. LG Electronics Inc., which makes Android phones, also said Tuesday that the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, March 25, 2018. (Abir Sultan, Pool via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 2:20 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant. Police were seen arriving to Netanyahu's residence on Monday. Media reports said Netanyahu's wife, Sara, and son Yair are also...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. South Korea’s telecoms regulator says it is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access to its services. The Korea Communications Commission said Wednesday that Facebook should pay 396 million won ($369,400) as a penalty for alleged violations of the communications law from late 2016-2017, following reports it had interfered with some local users’ access to Facebook and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
March 21, 2018 - 6:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's telecoms regulator has fined Facebook for illegally limiting user access to its services from late 2016 to 2017. The Korea Communications Commission said Wednesday that Facebook should pay 396 million won ($369,400) as a penalty for violating a law against...
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March 19, 2018 - 12:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it's making $35 million available to encourage telecommunications companies extend high-speed internet service to areas that lack it. Wolf's administration said Monday that it is hoping to expand broadband internet to every part...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens, in background, during an event at the White House in Washington, to announce the company is moving its global headquarters to the United States. In a decision announced Monday, March 12, 2018, Trump is blocking Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm on the grounds that the combination would threaten national security. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 12, 2018 - 8:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm, ruling the proposed combination would imperil national security. The decision, announced late Monday, abruptly ends Broadcom's four-month, $117 billion bid to buy...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks after signing a bill Monday, March 5, 2018, in Olympia, Wash., that makes Washington the first state to set up its own net-neutrality requirements in response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of Obama-era rules. The FCC voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 06, 2018 - 2:22 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. "We know that when D.C. fails...
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