Telecommunications services

California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, second from right, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol as Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, from left, Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, and Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, listen in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The lawmakers announced they've reached a deal on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
July 05, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Key California lawmakers said Thursday they've reached an agreement on legislation to enshrine net neutrality provisions in state law after the Federal Communications Commission dumped rules requiring an equal playing field on the internet. California's bill is one of the...
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From left, handy Japan CEO Hiro Katsuse, Tink Labs Founder and CEO Terence Kwok and Softbank President and CEO Ken Miyauchi pose for a photo during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, July 2, 2018. Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access. Handy, developed by Hong Kong-based Tink Labs, is available in 650,000 rooms in 4,000 hotels in 82 countries. (AP Photo/Nicola Shannon)
July 02, 2018 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, that offers information on tourist attractions and internet access. Terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not disclosed. Handy, developed by Hong Kong-based Tink...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The agency released a statement late Thursday, June 28, 2018, saying it started deleting the records in May after NSA analysts noted "technical irregularities in some data received from telecommunication service providers." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 30, 2018 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2017 file photo, State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco works at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Scott Wiener has been pushing legislation to revive regulations repealed last year by the Federal Communications Commission that prevented internet companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see over the internet. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 20, 2018 - 8:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a "mutilated" bill. The legislation has been closely...
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June 20, 2018 - 2:48 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Telstra Corp., Australia's largest telecommunications company, has announced plans to ax 8,000 jobs — one in four employees — over three years in a bid to save 1 billion Australian dollars ($740 million). Telstra shares fell more than 7 percent on the Australian stock...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, file photo, Verizon corporate signage is captured on a store in Manhattan's Midtown area, in New York. Verizon is pledging to stop selling data to outsiders through middlemen that can pinpoint the location of mobile phones, the Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:03 pm
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of...
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FILE - This July 27, 2017, file photo shows an AT&T logo at a store in Hialeah, Fla. AT&T is joining Verizon in pledging to end sales of phone location data to brokers. The practice has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say users often don't know their data has been sold. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
June 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Verizon's decision to end sales of phone-location data to brokers (all times local): 1:15 p.m. AT&T is joining Verizon in pledging to end sales of phone location data to brokers. The practice has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say users often don't...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:50 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the free-to-air SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service. Optus Sport bought broadcast rights for most...
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FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, "The Simpsons" and "Modern Family," along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its...
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