WASHINGTON DC - After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim announced Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.
WASHINGTON DC - Americans are fed up with robocalls. And the Federal Communications Commission are giving carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile the power to do something about it. On Thursday, the FCC voted unanimously on a proposal to give mobile phone companies greater power to "aggressively block" unwanted robocalls. "This FCC will stand with American consumers, not with those who are badgering
WASHINGTON DC - The Mueller report, released to the public Thursday, is offering a deeper look at the efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including ways that intersected with actions by members of Donald Trump's campaign. The nearly two-year investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, concluded that Russian interference took place
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - On Facebook two-factor authentication with phone numbers has a two-factored problem. First: The phone number you give to Facebook to help keep your account safe from potential hackers isn't just being used for security. A tweet thread from Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, on Friday showed that people can find your profile from
SAN FRANCISCO - Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate the search giant's policy on collecting data that can be used to target users for advertising in most cases, the researchers said.
DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week will certainly be one for the books. While this year's show will be smaller than previous years in terms of automaker presence, those who are coming are certainly bringing the heat. From things like the 2020 Explorer SUV, to electrified concepts, to the
WASHINGTON DC - The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hackinggroup called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies
SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the busiest travel days of the year in the US are over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. CNET.Com says lots of people at airports will be using their smartphones to surf the net and charge their devices ahead of a long flight. That makes airports prime targets for hackers. Here are a few tips
SAN FRANCISCO - Russian hackers and propagandists who interfered in the 2016 US presidential election didn't stop when it was over. They're still trying to influence the vote, and now they're being joined by other countries hoping to influence the midterms, according to the US Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Two years ago, hackers
WASHINGTON DC - The United States' privacy regulations shouldn't be anything like Europe's, tech giants argued on Wednesday. During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, members of Congress heard six tech companies discuss what they want in a federal privacy law. Lawmakers are still crafting a potential data privacy bill, but multiple