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4G providers tell the White House that it can’t force them to follow government security guidelines

March 26, 2013

Some of the biggest names in American telecommunications, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Comcast and Microsoft, have released an inconclusive report about how the US government should enforce (by law if necessary) cyber security controls in the communications sector. The working group, which was set up to advise the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), reported that there was no consensus within the committee regarding the extent to which the government should “encourage” the communications industry to use the so-called “20 Controls.”

The 20 controls is a list of practices that all infrastructure and utility companies (including electricity, [...]

 
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HTC Myst shows up on FCC with AT&T-friendly radios

March 22, 2013
The oft-rumored Facebook smartphone, the HTC Myst, is trying to get back on everyone's radar. This time, the phone has been spotted paying the FCC a visit.
 
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International Samsung Galaxy S4 does the FCC dance with on-board LTE support

March 15, 2013
Mere hours after being unveiled in front of an excited if somewhat embarrassed (by the show, not necessarily the phone) audience, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been spotted making its first mandatory FCC visit.
 
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Sony Xperia ZL swings by the FCC with AT&T-friendly bands

March 15, 2013
Know how we’ve always said the Xperia ZL is wrongly being considered inferior to the Z? Well, for once, someone seems to agree with us.
 
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FCC approves T-Mobile, Metro PCS deal, says it will “serve the public interest”

March 12, 2013
The FCC has approved of the T-Mobile, Metro PCS merger. The new operator will assume T-Mobile US branding. Are you excited?
 
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White House says making unlocking phones illegal was a bad idea, aims to fix it

March 4, 2013

The whole cell phone unlocking thing left a bad taste in the mouths of Americans. It’s bad enough that developers get hounded by carriers for unlocking bootloaders and obtaining root, but unlocking the SIM and changing carriers was something we all thought we’d have forever. Until we didn’t have it anymore. In response, a petition was started at the official White House website to get that overturned. A couple week ago, my esteemed colleague J. Angelo Racoma reported that the petition had a whopping 100,000 signatures. Now, the White House has responded.

Their response? That the petition signers were right in their thinking. Apparently, the White House [...]

 
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FCC to investigate the ban on cellphone unlocking

March 1, 2013
Back in January it became illegal to unlock your cellphone in the US without the consent of your carrier, but the FCC has said that it wants to take a look at the new legislation.
 
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Samsung ‘Godiva’ passes quietly through FCC

February 26, 2013
The Samsung Godiva -- model number SCH-i425 -- has just passed through the FCC, which indicates that it might be released in the U.S. soon through Verizon.
 
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Sprint HTC One spotted at the FCC, release date not available yet

February 23, 2013
The U.S. HTC One models have hit the FCC, with the Sprint version expected to be soon released, although availability dates for the device are not public yet.
 
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Verizon-bound Pantech Perception stops by the FCC with 8 MP camera

February 22, 2013
First leaked a month and a half ago, the Verizon-bound Pantech Perception has just checked in to the FCC.
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