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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is

T-Mobile is still cruising towards a $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that would combine the third- and fourth-biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. into one massive company. And after the deal was announced in April 2018, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, T-Mobile executives quickly grew fond of a D.C.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Sprint, Telecoms, Mergers, Antitrust, Donald Trump, Trump, John Legere, T Mobile, Coincidences, Tech Policy, Emoluments, T Mobilesprint Merger

Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Spying, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, IP Theft, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Huawei Is Target of U.S. Criminal Probe for Trade Secrets Theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecommunications giant, including a case in which a federal jury in Seattle in 2017 found Hauwei liable for the theft of T-Mobile’s robotic technology, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter isn’t public. The investigation is at an advanced stage, and an indictment could come soon, according to the person familiar with the matter.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Huawei, T Mobile, Hauwei

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean

House Committee Calls for Emergency FCC Briefing After Damning Report of Phone Location Data Abuse

Responding to reports this week of unlicensed use of consumer phone location data, House Democrats have moved to call for an emergency staff briefing with the Federal Communications Commission to gauge its progress on addressing an issue that first surfaced eight months ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, House, Federal Communications Commission, T Mobile, Location Data, Principals Office, House Committee Calls for Emergency FCC

Phone Companies Pinky Swear They'll Stop Selling Your Location Data, For Real This Time

Last May, T-Mobile promised to stop selling its subscribers’ location data after reports surfaced that it was being funneled to law enforcement officers who’d otherwise need a warrant to get it. But that hasn’t happened so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Sprint, Att, T Mobile, Where Im At

T-Mobile Is First Out the Gate With This Spam-Fighting Caller Verification Tech

As recent industry reports show that nearly half of U.S. calls this year could be scams, there’s finally a glimmer of hope. A major carrier has begun to deploy one of the most effective tools at fighting the plague of illegal calls—but so far, it works on just a single phone model.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robocalls, T Mobile, Spam Calls

Report of Bounty Hunters Buying Phone Location Data Leaves U.S. Senators Seething

Senate Democrats called on federal agencies Wednesday to investigate the practice by major telecommunications companies of selling location data generated by subscribers’ mobile devices following an undercover investigation by a security reporter that shed new light on a black market trade.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Senate, Surveillance, T Mobile, You Are The Product

Black Market for Your Location Data Apparently Thriving Despite Privacy Vow by T-Mobile's John Legere and Others

After vowing to end the practice of selling their customers’ location data to “shady middlemen” last summer, we now know that at least there major wireless carriers—T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint—were completely full of shit. That practice has continued, and Motherboard on Tuesday produced the receipts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Sprint, Ron Wyden, John Legere, T Mobile, Black Market Location Data

Report: T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint Is the Latest Battleground Over Huawei

As part of T-Mobile’s impending deal to buy Sprint (which reportedly could be approved as early a next week), one of the final hurdles the two companies need to clear is a national security review. And wouldn’t you know it, with all the stuff that’s been going on with Huawei, the U.S. government is reportedly taking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sprint, Mergers, Huawei, 5g, T Mobile, Wireless Carriers, China Is Bad Ok

Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Net Neutrality, Youtube, Netflix, Sprint, Att, Streaming Video, Throttling, T Mobile

This Is the iPhone Xs You Should Buy

The iPhone Xs will be available for preorder in just a few short hours on September 14th. While we haven’t had the chance to actually review the thing yet, we’re pretty sure a lot of people have already made up their minds that it’s time for a new phone.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Verizon, Science, T Mobile, iPhone 8, iPhone X, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs Max

It Sure Looks Like Wireless Carriers Got Busted Throttling Netflix and YouTube

Anyone holding out hope that the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules wouldn’t affect their internet better brace for some bad news. New research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Northeastern suggests that all of the major U.S. telecom companies have been throttling…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Throttling, T Mobile, Ajit Pai, Big Telecom

T-Mobile Hacked In Data Breach That Hit 2 Million Customers

T-Mobile released a statement on Thursday informing customers that it has experienced a data breach in which attackers were able to gain access to “certain information.” Limited details were immediately available but a spokesperson confirmed that around 2 million customers are believed to have been affected.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, T Mobile

DHS-Funded Researchers Say They've Found Security Flaws in Phones With All Major Carriers

Department of Homeland Security-funded research by Virginia-based security firm Kryptowire has allegedly discovered major security flaws in numerous phones, according to a report on cybersecurity site Fifth Domain.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Privacy, Virginia, Smartphones, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Sprint, Att, Department Of Homeland Security, T Mobile, Kryptowire

How to Prevent Robocalls and Minimize Phone Spam

It’s the Year of the Robocall, it seems. I haven’t noticed this directly, but a number of friends, colleagues, and internet posters seem to be inundated with bullshit phone calls now more than ever before. What great times we live in, where anyone with an auto-dialer can blast out millions of calls to people who don’t…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Spam, Phone, App, Google Voice, Sprint, Att, Annoying, Block, Number, T Mobile, Hiya, Do Not Disturb, RoboKiller, Robocallers Suck

The FCC Wants Your Comments on the T-Mobile–Sprint Deal, Not That They'll Read Them

In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that it would now be taking comments from the public about the upcoming T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Cellphones, Sprint, Mergers, Carriers, Wireless Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Mobile Sprint, Its Time To Speak Up Or Shut Up

A Bug in Samsung's Default Texting App Is Sending Random Pics to Other People

Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone’s texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Texting, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8, Time To Check Your Texts, Samsung Messages

T-Mobile Adviser Mocks 10-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Seized at U.S. Border

During a heated televised debate Tuesday evening, a T-Mobile adviser and disgraced former Trump campaign employee derided a 10-year-old child with Down Syndrome while defending the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Trump, T Mobile, Corey Lewandowski, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hey You Hired Him

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Pledge to Stop Selling Your Real-Time Location to Data Brokers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon say they won’t provide their customers’ location data to third-party data brokers, AP reported on Tuesday. A New York Times report in May touched off a major scandal by describing the ways location data, which all four major carriers in the U.S. share with data brokers like…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Ap, Sprint, New York Times, Att, T Mobile, AT T Sprint T Mobile, Verizon AT amp ; T T Mobile

Here's How Limited Your Carrier's 'Unlimited' Phone Plans Really Are

At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you’re being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good time to check in on the other major carriers to get a sense of how…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Smartphones, Sprint, Att, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Wireless Carriers, Phone Plans, Unlimited Is Meaningless

Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger earlier this year that would create a single, massive telecom company and would shrink the already-limited US marketplace for mobile carriers... and it looks like President Trump’s Department of Justice is just fine with that. The government’s top antitrust official hinted Friday…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Sprint, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, T Mobile, T Mobilesprint Merger

Report: T-Mobile Website Let Anyone Look Up Sensitive Customer Data With Just a Phone Number

A bug on a T-Mobile website meant for employees let anyone with a T-Mobile customer’s phone number access sensitive information, according to a ZDNet report. While T-Mobile has since fixed the issue, the bug sounds similar to one found by researchers in October 2017, bringing into question the security practices of…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, T Mobile, Zdnet

Another T-Mobile Bug Reportedly Left Exposed Sensitive Customer Account Data

A bug on a T-Mobile website meant for employees let anyone with a T-Mobile customer’s phone number access sensitive information, according to a ZDNet report. While T-Mobile has since fixed the issue, the bug sounds similar to one found by researchers in October 2017, bringing into question the security practices of…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, T Mobile, Zdnet

T-Mobile Parent Company Hits Small Business With Cease and Desist Letter For Having a Pink Logo

Deutsche Telekom—a multi-billion telecommunications company that owns T-Mobile, another multi-billion telecommunications company—is getting ready to throw its weight around in order to prevent a small business in England from using a shade of pink in its logo.Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Deutsche Telekom, Trademark, T Mobile, Cease And Desist

AT&T and Verizon are Too Busy Seeing $$$ to Get Worked Up About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

With Sprint and T-Mobile having agreed to a $26.5 billion merger (assuming the deal gets approved by federal regulators), 126 million people are looking at significant change to their wireless coverage. How do competitors AT&T and Verizon feel about their potential rival? It seems both companies are totally chill.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Smartphones, Sprint, 5g, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Wireless Carriers, T Mobilesprint Merger, Att And Verizon Dont Give A Damn

Sprint and T-Mobile merger: How it can affect you

Sprint and T-Mobile announced a plan to merge. What do the two companies expect from the new company and what does it mean for customers?
Tags: Science, T Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile Are Officially Merging, and It's Terrible

After years of on-and-off flirting, including a broken engagement in 2017, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally agreed to a $26.5 billion merger that will further consolidate a mobile carrier market already mostly devoid of competition.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sprint, Telecoms, Bad Ideas, T Mobile, T Mobilesprint Merger

The Dreaded Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Is Reportedly Back

That is not dead which can eternal lie, though it’s only taken a few months for T-Mobile and Sprint to dust themselves off and renew their plans for a major merger, per a Friday report in CNBC.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Technology, Sprint, Telecoms, Antitrust, Cnbc, T Mobile, T Mobilesprint Merger

T-Mobile Fined $40 Million After Tricking Rural Customers With 'False Ring Tones'

T-Mobile has admitted it engaging in misleading calling practices with its rural customers, and as part of an FCC settlement, is coughing up $40 million. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Shame, T Mobile

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