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Chuck Grassley Tweets That Cable Companies Have Gotten 'To [Sic] Big Like Goggle [Sic]'

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has always used Twitter in a rather bizarre way. After all, who can forget Grassley classics like “PantsBurnLegWood” of 2009 and “WH:ANSWER MY LETTER” of 2017? But the senator’s tweets over the weekend were particularly weird, even if you agreed with his central premise.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Disney, Comcast, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Att, Grassley, Legislatures, Legislators, Fox Corporation, ViacomCBS


Facebook and Instagram Asks Users to Enable ATT Tracking In Order to Keep Services 'Free of Charge'

As a way to convince users to enable tracking across other apps and websites, Facebook is deploying the tactic of telling users that they must enable tracking as part of the App Tracking Transparency framework in iOS 14.5 if they want to help and keep Facebook and Instagram "free of charge." ATT or App Tracking Transparency is the newest privacy feature to come to iPhone and iPad devices as part of the iOS 14.5 update, released to the public last week. With the new update, apps are now requir...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Att, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Facebook, Ashkan Soltani, App Tracking Transparency, Instagram Asks Users


Facebook and Instagram Ask Users to Enable App Tracking in Order to Keep Services 'Free of Charge'

As a way to convince users to enable tracking across other apps and websites, Facebook is deploying the tactic of telling users that they must enable tracking as part of the App Tracking Transparency framework in iOS 14.5 if they want to help keep Facebook and Instagram "free of charge." App Tracking Transparency or ATT is the newest privacy feature to come to iPhone and iPad devices as part of the iOS 14.5 update, released to the public last week. With the new update, apps are now required t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Att, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Facebook, Ashkan Soltani, App Tracking Transparency


Broadband Providers Revolt Against New York Law That Forces Them to Offer $15 and $20 Plans

A coalition of broadband associations representing providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over a law passed earlier this month that requires them to offer affordable internet for low-income families at rates of $15 and $20 per month beginning in mid-June.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Broadband, Telecommunications, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Andrew Cuomo, Wireless Networking, T Mobile, CTIA, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Lifeline, National Broadband Plan


If you have updated to the latest version of Apple's iOS 14.5 and still haven't seen any privacy pop-ups yet, it could be due to this setting on your iPhone

Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images App Tracking Transparency is one of the core new features in Apple's iOS 14.5 software update. App developers now need to serve users a pop-up asking for permission in order to track them. Some users' settings have prevented them from seeing any pop-ups. Here's how to change that. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple's iOS 14.5 update began rolling out earlier this week, featuring a bunch of new features, from emo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Media, Privacy, Advertising, Trends, Siri, Att, Mobile Advertising, Ad Tech, Pop-up, Appsflyer, McKee, Poulton, Blis, Tech Insider


The Plan to Give Android Users Their Own Version of iMessage Is Officially Dead

RCS, or Rich Communication Services, was supposed to unite the Androids. But with the news that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all abandoned the effort toward a unified messaging platform, it looks like more turbulent times for the green bubbles.Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Imessage, Software, Sprint, Messages, Att, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Text Messaging, T Mobile, RCS, Rich Communication Services, Instant Messaging Clients


The Illuminati or Whatever Meets on Zoom to Fight Back Against Voter Suppression

America’s corporate elites recently held a conference call on Zoom to discuss how to push back against voter suppression bills being pushed by Republican politicians in dozens of states, according to a Monday report by the Washington Post.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Microsoft, NFL, Articles, America, Linkedin, Merck, Walmart, Joe Biden, Comcast, Delta, Day, Att, Mitch McConnell, Starbucks


Here Are the Full Details on Samsung's Entire Galaxy A-Series Lineup for the U.S.

Samsung left a few details out when it announced the latest generation of its budget and mid-range Galaxy A-series phones last month. Now the company has finally returned to reveal all the details about which makes and models are officially coming to the U.S., including a few phones that didn’t get much attention back…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Att, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, Mediatek, T Mobile, US Cellular, Samsung Galaxy A series, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Mobile Phones, Technology Internet


Big Telecom's Voting Rights Stance Is as Treacherous as It Is Hollow

Corporations have long vied to cultivate brands that consumers will—at the very least—perceive as “socially responsible.” Since the 1980s, these efforts have forced companies, with seeming no way of reversing the trend, to stake out positions on politically divisive issues. As concern for Earth’s climate swelled in…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Articles, Joe Biden, Comcast, Att, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Brian, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Verizon Communications, Electronic Voting, Rob Manfred


Google to Limit Which Apps Can See Other Installed Apps on Android Devices, Evoking Similar Privacy Changes Apple Made in iOS 9

Google will soon make it harder for third-party apps to see what other apps are installed on a user's Android device, a policy change that evokes similar privacy protections Apple introduced in iOS 9, way back in 2015. According to XDA-Developers, upcoming amendments to Google's Developer Program Policy will limit which apps can access an Android user's full list of installed apps. As noted by Ars Technica, such lists can provide developers with various private habits like dating preferences,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Privacy, Att, Play Store, App Store, Recently Google, App Tracking Transparency


Tim Cook Responds to Facebook Criticism of iOS App Tracking Transparency Changes, Says It's 'Hard To Argue Against' Privacy

In a preview of an interview with The New York Times' Kara Swisher, set to be published on Monday, April 5, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he's "shocked" at the criticism Apple has received in recent months over upcoming privacy changes in iOS, and claimed that they're "hard to argue against." Apple plans to begin enforcing App Tracking Transparency (ATT) changes following the release of iOS 14.5, meaning all apps that access an iPhone's ad identifier, or IDFA, will need to ask a user's permission b...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, New York Times, Tim Cook, Att, Kara, Swisher, Kara Swisher, IDFA, Facebook Cook, App Tracking Transparency, Facebook Criticism, Facebook Tim Cook


These Text Message Receipts Reportedly Led Feds to Rep. Matt Gaetz

Federal investigators began looking into Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz following a mysterious after-hours visit to a Florida tax agency where a former local official was allegedly churning out fake IDs, the Daily Beast reports. Little did they know that was just the tip of the iceberg. Gaetz now faces a…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Articles, Att, Donald Trump, Natural Environment, Amy, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Greenburg, Florida Republicans, Joel Greenberg, QAnon, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States


The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Prove OnePlus Is Oh So Close to Becoming a Real Samsung Rival

Last fall’s OnePlus 8T was a solid device, but it still seemed like OnePlus could step it up. With the release of two new flagship phones, it looks like OnePlus agreed. The new $730 OnePlus 9 and $970 OnePlus 9 Pro sport noticeably improved cameras due to a new partnership with Hasselblad, even faster charging,…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Verizon, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Sony, Att, Lg, Oneplus, Oxygenos, Samsung Galaxy, Hasselblad, Amoled


Whistleblower Alleges AT&T Overcharged Underfunded Schools for Phone and Internet Service

A former in-house lawyer for AT&T alleges the company systemically charged the nation’s most underfunded schools a higher rate for phone and internet service. In an interview with The Washington Post, Theodore Marcus said the telecom ignored federal E-Rate program rules, which offers schools and libraries in need of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Companies, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Internet Service, Ajit Pai, Scott Shepherd, Business Finance, David B Cohen, Todd Heath, Agencies Of The United States Government, Wisconsin Bell, E Rate


The State of 5G in 2021: Are We There Yet?

About two years ago, wireless carriers in the U.S. and South Korea flipped the switches on the first commercial 5G networks. And while 5G is still in its infancy, now seems like a good time to take stock of where 5G is at right now, and where it’s going.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Verizon, Motorola, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Science, Technology, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Att, Verizon Communications, 3


France’s competition authority declines to block Apple’s opt-in consent for iOS app tracking

Apple has fended off an attempt by advertisers in France to use a competition complaint route to derail incoming pro-privacy changes in iOS that will require third party apps to obtain users’ consent before they can track them. The French competition authority (FCA) said today it has rejected calls by IAB France, MMAF, SRI and UDECAM for it to intervene pre-emptively and block Apple’s move, saying it does not currently consider the introduction of the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature to b...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, UK, Privacy, France, Tech, Competition, Fca, Att, Cnil, Reuters, Markets Authority, French Competition Authority, France Digitale


French Regulator to Probe Apple's Upcoming Anti-Tracking Feature [Updated]

Apple will face a French antitrust probe into its upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature, following a complaint from advertisers in the country that the planned changes are anticompetitive. Starting in iOS 14.5, Apple will require apps to get opt-in permission from users to collect their random advertising identifier, which advertisers use to deliver personalized ads and track how effective their campaigns were. In light of the planned changes, a group of advertising companies and publis...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, France, Paris, Fca, Antitrust, Att, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg Apple, French Competition Authority, Isabelle de Silva, App Tracking Transparency, Via Bloomberg


Texas Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Penalize Businesses That ‘Boycott’ Fossil Fuels

Don’t worry, helpless fossil fuel companies: Texas is coming to your rescue. Four Republican state senators introduced a bill last week that would prevent the state from doing business with any companies that “boycott” the oil and gas industry.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Texas, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Articles, Tesla, Energy industry, Vodafone, Att, Fossil fuel divestment, Fossil Fuel, Dan Patrick, Business Finance, Fuels


How to Watch the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

With everything else going on, you may not have noticed that the Grammy Awards are happening tomorrow, Sunday, March 14th—two months behind schedule. There will be music, there will be awards, and given that the nominees will be attending the ceremony virtually, there will probably be technical difficulties. Here’s…Read more...
Tags: Att, Lifehacks, Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards, Grammy, The Grammys, Human Interest, Grammy Award, The Grammy Awards, Entertainment Culture, 63rd Grammy Awards


Your Older AT&T Unlimited Data Plan Finally Includes 5G

AT&T just announced that it will expand 5G connectivity to customers with older unlimited plans for free starting this month.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Broadband, Telecommunications, Att, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Business Finance, T Mobile US, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


T-Mobile Just Made Some Big 5G Promises

T-Mobile laid out some bold plans regarding the expansion of its 5G network during a  today. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Companies, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Att, Sprint Corporation, Verizon Communications, 3, 5g, T Mobile, Business Finance, ATT Mobility, Mbps, T Mobile US, EIR


Verizon's Cheapest Plans Will Only Get You Its Slowest 5G Speeds

Bad news for folks on Verizon’s basic plans. If you want the carrier’s faster 5G speeds, you’re going to have to cough up for a more expensive unlimited plan. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Verizon Wireless, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Att, Video On Demand, Ronan Dunne, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, 5g, T Mobile


Samsung's Next Galaxy Unpacked Event Set for March 17

Samsung’s last product launch was just two months ago, but it seems the Korean tech giant has enough shiny new devices to hold another Galaxy Unpacked event on March 17. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Att, Samsung Electronics, 5g, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, T Mobile US, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Mobile Phones, Technology Internet, Samsung Galaxy A90 5g


T-Mobile Is Taking All of Your Sweet, Sweet Data… Unless You Tell It to Stop

Heads up, fellow T-Mobile customers: You might want to take a look at your mobile carrier’s privacy policy. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Att, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Internet Privacy, Bell System, T Mobile US, Xandr


Cloud Gaming's Missing Piece Is 5G

When my brother and I were kids, our family took a lot of road trips. We loved the end destinations, but getting there was a major drag. We had Game Boy Colors and other handhelds, but we had already played the games we owned way too many times. Consoles and desktop PCs aren’t exactly portable, so we often got bored…Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Netflix, Comcast, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Nvidia, Att, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g


A 90-year-old man bought a print ad in the Wall Street Journal just to complain about AT&T

Aaron Epstein is a 90-year-old resident of North Hollywood, California. He's been an AT&T customer since 1960, and he's absolutely fed up with the company's failure to upgrade his 3Mbps DSL service to a modern internet connection. He was so pissed, in fact, that he spent $10,000 on a print ad in Manhattan and Dallas editions of the Wall Street Journal on February 3 to yell at AT&T CEO John Stankey for it: Dear Mr. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Internet, Internet Service Providers, Internet Access, AT&T, Manhattan, Att, Dallas, Wall Street Journal, Old People, North Hollywood California, Print Ads, John Stankey, Internet Access Is A Human Right, Download Speeds


America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarization in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that Congress is, themselves, so polarized that they can’t seem to agree on how to do…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, America, Journalism, Comcast, Att, Fox News, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Bernie Sanders, Luna, Misinformation


Leave the + Alone Already

Why has something that’s become synonymous with streaming seemingly so controversial?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Companies, Att, Streaming, Espn, Hulu, Multimedia, Sling TV, Apple Inc, Mass Media, Victoria Song, Home Box Office Inc, Television Technology


These Are the 5G Phones Worth Buying This Year

There’s more to 5G than overblown marketing hype and some really weird (and in some cases, dangerous) conspiracy theories. Here’s what you actually need to know: 5G offers faster download and upload speeds, more bandwidth, lower latency, and enough throughput to support a household of people trying to connect to the…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Verizon, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Sprint, Att, Oneplus, 5g, Cadbury, Apple Iphone, T Mobile, T Mobile US