Telecommunications

FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo a hotel guest is dwarfed by the glass facade of the JW Marriott hotel as he looks at his phone on an escalator at the hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Several House Republicans are asking T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users’ cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are...
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The Huawei logo displayed at the main office of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local): 6 p.m. The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies and had been involved in projects co-...
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In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, people pass an AT&T store in New York's Times Square. AT&T says it will stop selling customer location data to data brokers, as the telecom industry faces backlash that the data has been used improperly. The company says it will eliminate even the kind of selling it calls helpful for consumers. Last year, AT&T pledged to stop providing location information to data brokers. But it kept selling to some services such as those that help with roadside assistance. That will end by March 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
January 10, 2019 - 9:26 pm
AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. Last year, AT&T and other carriers pledged to stop providing location information to data...
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David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA, speaks about 5G during an LG news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 08, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 5G E? 5G Plus? 5G Ultrawideband? Will the real 5G please stand up? AT&T has drawn ridicule by relabeling the network used by some of its phones as "5G E" to signal that the next-generation wireless network is here. Problem is, phones capable of connecting to 5G aren't coming for...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018 file photo, employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung is giving a weak fourth-quarter operating profit forecast, as the smartphone and memory chip maker contends with increased competition and softer chip demand. The announcement, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, follows Apple’s disclosure that its revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below projections, a decrease the company traced mainly to China. Apple is one of Samsung’s chip customers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 08, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, adding to the tech sector's unease about the effect of slowing global economic growth on the industry. The announcement from the South Korean computer chip and smartphone giant comes less than...
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An image of an iPhone is on display in the background as a customer, left, is helped at the Apple store in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple's shock warning that its Chinese sales are weakening ratcheted up concerns about the world's second largest economy and weighed heavily on global stock markets as well as the dollar on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 03, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple's disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did. Some...
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A woman browses her iPhone as she walks by a mural depicting an iPhone and Chinese people buy smartphone to communicate with family members, at a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers who are jittery over an economic slump and a trade war with Washington. The tech giant became the latest global company to collide with Chinese consumer anxiety when CEO Tim Cook said iPhone demand is waning, due mostly to China. Weak consumer demand in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 03, 2019 - 2:21 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Apple's $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2018, file photo shows the iPhone XS, from left, iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max in New York. Apple warns that disappointing iPhone sales will cause a significant drop in its revenue over the crucial holiday season compared to earlier projections. CEO Tim Cook made the announcement after the market closed Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 03, 2019 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sales at Apple Inc., which issued a rare cut to its revenue forecast citing weakness in China (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Shares of Apple are tumbling in early trading after the tech giant issued a rare cut to its revenue forecast due to weakness in China. In a letter...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2018, file photo shows the iPhone XS, from left, iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max in New York. Apple warns that disappointing iPhone sales will cause a significant drop in its revenue over the crucial holiday season compared to earlier projections. CEO Tim Cook made the announcement after the market closed Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 02, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, confirming investor fears that the company's most profitable product has lost some of its luster. The reckoning came in a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company's shareholders released after the stock market closed...
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December 28, 2018 - 12:35 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers. The outage began early in the day but by late Thursday night, the company tweeted that its engineers had identified a "network element" that...
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