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Huawei warns US patent curbs would hurt global tech

Jun. 27, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei warned Thursday a U.S. senator's proposal to block the company from pursuing damages in patent courts would be a "catastrophe for global innovation." The proposal comes amid mounting U.S. action against Huawei, the biggest maker of switching gear for phone...

Documents show NSA again improperly collected call records

Jun. 26, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained...

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a Manhattan...

AT&T drops cellphone customers in rural northeast Montana

Jun. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — AT&T has started dropping cellphone customers in northeastern Montana, citing customers' regular data use outside its service area. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the company began notifying customers earlier this year that they would lose their mobile coverage....

China rejects threats, tariffs as way to resolve trade war

Jun. 20, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China warned Thursday that threats and tariffs will not resolve trade tensions between the two biggest economies and blasted Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his criticism of technology giant Huawei over patents. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that its "core concern" over mutual...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

The Latest: States sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition and drive up...

Regulators give phone companies new tools to fight robocalls

Jun. 6, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first. The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls, which have exploded into a...

Indianapolis police arrest 24 following cellphones thefts

Jun. 6, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Indianapolis say they've arrested 24 people following a string of robberies in the city where cellphones were taken. The police department said in announcing the arrests that the group of suspects faces a total of 31 felony charges and 11 misdemeanors. The investigation is...

Is there finally more help in the fight against robocalls?

Jun. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don't expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock could derail bills aimed at beefing up enforcement and forcing phone companies to do more. The companies have been slow to act against such automated calls on their own. And even if...