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Mexican court strikes down cellphone personal date registry

Apr. 25, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down on Monday a 2021 law that would have required cellphone companies to collect biometric data like fingerprints or eye scans from customers. The court ruled the law was too invasive of personal liberty, in comparison with any...

Hawaiian teams with Elon Musk company for in-flight internet

Apr. 25, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines said Monday that it will offer free wireless internet service from SpaceX's Starlink satellite network on flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, Asia and Oceania. The airline said it is in the early stages of putting the service in place on...

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Apr. 13, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — In the remote Vermont community of Victory, Town Clerk Tracey Martel says she's regularly frustrated watching a spinning circle on her computer while she tries to complete even the most basic municipal chores online. “Fast internet would be really good,”...

Car with young child inside stolen, child later found safe

Mar. 16, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a car with a 10-month-old boy inside it from a gas station in Tumwater, Washington. The child was found safe a short time after the Tuesday night theft and police are searching for the suspect. KOMO reports the man...

Cyclone Gombe hits northern Mozambique with high winds, rain

Mar. 11, 2022 07:09 AM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Gombe has slammed into northern Mozambique with torrential winds and rain, causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure and causing at least one death. The cyclone, the latest of a series hitting southern Africa from the Indian Ocean,...

Chinese anti-graft agency investigates telecom boss

Feb. 18, 2022 22:14 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese anti-corruption agency is investigating a former boss of one of the country’s three major state-owned phone carriers. Li Guohua, formerly general manager of China Unicom, is suspected of “severe violations of discipline and law,” the Central...

FAA head resigns after effort to rebuild agency's reputation

Feb. 16, 2022 23:25 PM EST

The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration, whose agency has been criticized for its oversight of Boeing and handling of questions surrounding 5G interference with aircraft, said Wednesday he will step down March 31. Stephen Dickson, a former pilot and executive with Delta Air...