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Cellphone users hit for ‘hundreds of millions’ in bogus charges: Senate study

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s cellphone case and empowering the Fourth Amendment

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the Supreme Court’s cellphone search decision went further than even the most ardent friends of privacy had expected. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

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U.S. Supreme Court’s milestone ruling protects cellphone privacy

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search the cellphone of an arrested suspect, a major decision in favor of privacy rights at a … Continue reading

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Event preview: Lead attorneys debate Supreme Court cellphone cases

Can the police really grab your cellphone, search it and use it without a warrant if you’re arrested? Two attorneys who argued this question before the Supreme Court will join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a public event … Continue reading

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Verizon completes buyout of Vodafone’s stake in its cellphone business

After 14 years of partnership, Verizon now has full control over its cellphone business. The telecom giant has officially completed its buyout of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, giving it both more independence and leaner operations. The American … Continue reading

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NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls

The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated calls, but we now know that the agency can listen to many of those conversations whenever it wants. Documents leaked to the Washington … … Continue reading

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U.S. carriers agree to new cellphone ‘unlocking’ policy

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. wireless carriers on Thursday pledged to make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones for use on competitors' networks, responding to pressure from consumer groups and the top U.S. communications … Continue reading

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Cellphone users can halt automated calls, court rules in Dell loss

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Consumers have a right under a federal law to revoke their consent to being contacted on their cell phones by automated dialing systems, a U.S. appeals court decided on Thursday in a defeat for computer … Continue reading

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India, Where A Cellphone Was Once Called A Nokia

By chandan sarkar: Nokia’s Brand Faded But Unsullied in India There was a time, not too many years ago that Indians referred a cell phone generically as a Nokia (NOK) in much the same way as Americans refer to cotton … Continue reading

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Modern Etiquette: mobile manners for cellphone users

By Pamela Eyring WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there's … Continue reading

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