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FCC Reportedly Collected Only 0.003% of Robocall Fines Since 2015

As late as last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was on the Fox News Channel boasting about having imposed on robocalls some of the “biggest fines in the FCC’s history.” Documents obtained this week by reporters at the Wall Street Journal, however, put the agency’s milquetoast enforcement in a more authentic light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Fox News Channel, Wall Street Journal, Robocalls, Ajit Pai, Fake News


Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Joins Apple’s ‘Netflix for News’

Eight years after launching an ill-fated digital newspaper for Apple’s iPad, News Corp. is making articles from its flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, available on a new service called Apple News+, which debuted Monday. “It’s going to get our journalism into the hands of millions of Americans who otherwise might not be able to get access to it,” Journal Publisher William Lewis said in an interview.
Tags: Apple, Science, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, Apple News, Murdoch, William Lewis


Don't Leave a Negative Balance in Your Venmo Account (or Else)

Venmo, the PayPal-owned digital wallet perhaps best known as a way to exchange money with your drinking buddies, is apparently hounding users of delinquent accounts with threats of debt collection, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Money, Paypal, Wall Street Journal, Venmo


Report: Nintendo Is Releasing Two New Switch Models

Expanding on a rumour they first published last year, The Wall Street Journal now that Nintendo is planning on releasing two new models of the Switch, and both may be out in 2019.Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Nintendo, Kotaku Core, Wall Street Journal, Nintendo Switch


Report: String of Massive Blazes at Sea Worrying Shipping Industry

International shipping concerns are worried about a wave of major nautical blazes that have resulted in death and injury among crew as well as damage to ships and cargo running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Maritime, Shipping, Fires, Disasters, Wall Street Journal, Grande America, Mega Ships


Boeing Software Updates to Fix Anti-Stall System 'Tentatively' Approved by FAA: Report

Following Boeing’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to release a series of updates to its operational training and 737 Max jets no later than next month, the Wall Street Journal reported that those changes have been “tentatively” greenlit by Federal Aviation Administration officials, though further…Read more...
Tags: Science, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing Software Updates


Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute

Tim Armstrong, onetime Google executive and former CEO of AOL and its successor, Verizon’s troubled, digital media-focused Oath group, departed Verizon in 2018 just months before the corporation took a $4.5 billion accounting charge on Oath. According to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal, he’s walking away…Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Media, Yahoo, Digital Media, Aol, Wall Street Journal, Tim Armstrong, OATH, Late Capitalism, Verizon Media Group


Boeing Drops Amid Criticism Over Role in Vetting Own Jets

A person familiar with the matter on Sunday said that the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General was examining the plane’s design certification before the second of two deadly crashes of the almost brand-new aircraft. Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on March 11 issued a subpoena to at least one person involved in the development process of the Max. And a Seattle Times investigation found that U.S. regulators delegated much of the p...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Times, U S Transportation Department


Boeing Drops as Role in Vetting Its Own Jets Comes Under Fire

A person familiar with the matter on Sunday said that the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General was examining the plane’s design certification before the second of two deadly crashes of the almost brand-new aircraft. Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., on March 11 issued a subpoena to at least one person involved in the development process of the Max. And a Seattle Times investigation found that U.S. regulators delegated much of the p...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Times, U S Transportation Department


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


Prison authorities say they are investigating 'pharma bro' Shkreli

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said on Friday it was investigating former drug company executive Martin Shkreli's conduct in prison after the Wall Street Journal reported he was still helping run his old company using a contraband cellphone. "When there are allegations of misconduct, they are thoroughly investigated and appropriate action is taken if such allegations are proven true," the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. The investigation was first reported by the Journal.
Tags: Science, Wall Street Journal, Martin Shkreli, U S Bureau of Prisons, Bureau of Prisons


Philadelphia Just Banned Most Cashless Stores, a First for a U.S. City

The city of Philadelphia has banned cashless stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, in a move that “will require most retail stores to accept cash” as opposed to credit cards or mobile devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Credit Cards, Science, Technology, Money, Finance, Cash, Automation, Retail, Philadelphia, Wall Street Journal, E Payments, Cash Is King


Airbnb Gobbles Up Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonight

A little more than a month after the Wall Street Journal reported that Airbnb was in talks to buy HotelTonight, the two have sealed the deal on an acquisition.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Science, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, HotelTonight


5G raises serious privacy concerns, according to computer science professor

With carriers pretty much tripping over themselves to rush out 5G smartphones, with some even saying the devices support 5G when they actually don't, it's important to keep in mind the unfortunate reality that we've still got a long way to go before carriers expand 5G coverage enough that most people will be able to take advantage of it.Yes, plenty of 5G phone are being prepped for launch, but according to one computer science professor, all that hype around the blazing fast speeds t...
Tags: Science, US, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, AT T Labs Research, Steve Bellovin, Bells Labs, Bellovin


The Federal Trade Commission Is Starting a New Antitrust Task Force Looking at Big Tech

The Federal Trade Commission is launching a new task force focused on the tech industry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, with a broad anti-trust mission that will “include re-examining mergers that already have been approved by the government.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Courts, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


These Apps Reportedly Shared Sensitive Personal Information With Facebook

Sometimes, Facebook isn’t the one you should blame for privacy violations involving Facebook. For example, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal found 11 popular apps that routinely transmit potentially sensitive personal data like body weight and menstrual cycles to Facebook—sometimes in violation of the social…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Wall Street Journal, Not Worth It


Apple and Goldman to Test Joint Credit Card Within Weeks, WSJ Says

The card will pair with new iPhone software features that will help users manage their finances, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the plans earlier Thursday. Representatives for Apple and Goldman Sachs declined to comment. Bloomberg reported last May that Apple and Goldman were developing a co-branded credit card as a way for the investment bank to deepen its push into consumer finance.
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Wall Street Journal


Southwest Airlines Reportedly Under Investigation for Miscalculating Baggage Weight

For the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration has been conducting an investigation into Southwest Airlines’ practices for tracking the weight of baggage loaded onto its jets, according to documents seen by the Wall Street Journal. The regulator has reportedly considered these weight inaccuracies to be a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airlines, Investigation, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest


China says report of talks with Venezuela opposition 'fake news'

China said on Wednesday a newspaper report that Chinese diplomats had held talks with Venezuela's political opposition to protect its investments in the Latin American country was "fake news". The Wall Street Journal said the diplomats, concerned about oil projects in Venezuela and almost $20 billion that Caracas owes Beijing, had held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader heading U.S.-backed efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Beijing, Venezuela, Wall Street Journal, U S, Caracas, Juan Guaido


DoorDash Discusses Funding at Over $6 Billion Valuation, Sources Say

A deal would value DoorDash at $6 billion to $7 billion, said two people familiar with the details, both of whom asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The Wall Street Journal previously reported the deal terms. DoorDash is increasingly looking like a direct rival to Uber Technologies Inc. as the ride-hailing company has turned its attention to food delivery with its fast-growing Uber Eats service.
Tags: Science, Wall Street Journal, Uber Technologies Inc


U.S. Energy Department warns staff to avoid foreign recruitment programs

Dan Brouillette, the Energy Department's deputy secretary, said in a memo the agency that recruitment programs sponsored by certain countries "threaten the United States' economic base by facilitating the unauthorized transfer of technology and intellectual property to foreign governments." Potential recruits are offered prestigious positions at foreign research institutes, labs and universities, it said. The Energy Department oversees a network of 17 national labs that work on sensitive issue...
Tags: Science, China, United States, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Energy Department, U S Energy Department, Dan Brouillette


Report: Just Two Groups May Be Behind $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Hacks

Just two groups of “highly sophisticated cyber criminals” may be behind an estimated $1 billion in cryptocurrency thefts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Hacking, Crypto, Hackers, Wall Street Journal, Cryptocurrency


Brazilian Mining Disaster Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing After Waste Dam Collapses

Authorities said this weekend that the death toll from an industrial disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil in Minas Gerais state has climbed to at least 34, with some officials saying that the true toll could reach the hundreds, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Infrastructure, Mining, Conservation, Brazil, Disasters, South America, Wall Street Journal, Vale, Minas Gerais, Brumadinho Brazil


Airbnb Discussed Potential Deal to Acquire Hotel Tonight: Report

With reported ambitions for growth ahead of a possible IPO, Airbnb may have discussed a deal to buy travel bookings service Hotel Tonight, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Ipod, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, Hotel Tonight, IPO Airbnb


Multiple Executives Reportedly Out at Snap Following Shake-Up Over Alleged Affair

Snap has reportedly ousted multiple high-ranking employees after an investigation into an alleged scandal involving its now former head of global security Francis Racioppi, the Wall Street Journal’s Maureen Farrell reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Wall Street Journal, Maureen Farrell, Snap Inc, Francis Racioppi


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


Motorola Reviving the Razr as a $1,500 Bendy Phone Is a Bad Idea, but I'm Curious as Hell

The Motorola Razr was undoubtedly the phone of the mid-2000s. It was a tantalizing vision of the future that featured a super compact body with slick metallic keys and two freaking screens. And while its debut in 2004 came about a decade and a half ago, if this new report from the Wall Street Journal is true, Motorola…Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Wall Street Journal, MWC, Motorola Razr, RAZR, Flexible Screens, Nostalgia Tech, Mwc 2019, The Razr Might Ride Again


Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations

The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.
Tags: Science, China, India, Mtv, Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Reliance Industries Ltd, China Operations


Viacom Said to Discuss Selling Majority Stake in China Business

The discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China. The move, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the media conglomerate runs into trouble trying to scale its operations in the country after more than two decades of business there. The arrangement would be similar to the company’s joint venture with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd., the person said.
Tags: Science, China, India, Mtv, Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Reliance Industries Ltd


The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data

Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI reconfirmed its investigation of WikiLeaks was ongoing, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Wall Street Journal



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