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Donald Trump signs Executive Order cracking down on social media, while claiming to protect 'free speech'
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Donald Trump signs Executive Order cracking down on social media, while claiming to protect 'free speech'

Denouncing what he said was the power of social media “to shape the interpretation of public events,” President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Thursday directing federal regulators to crack down on companies like Twitter and to consider taking away the legal protections that shield them from liability for what gets posted on their platforms

Huawei and ZTE urge US not to label them as risks to national security
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Huawei and ZTE urge US not to label them as risks to national security

Last week, UK announced it was giving Huawei a role in its new generation of telecoms infrastructure.

US regulators looking to bar China's Huawei and ZTE from government subsidy program
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US regulators looking to bar China's Huawei and ZTE from government subsidy program

Huawei and ZTE would have 30 days to contest the FCC's national security risk designation.

Apple, Samsung sued in the US over its smartphones emitting harmful radiation: Report
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Apple, Samsung sued in the US over its smartphones emitting harmful radiation: Report

As per the suit, Apple did not tell customers about the potential ill effects of iPhone's RF exposure.

Sprint, T-Mobile merger wins support of the chairman of the US telecommunications regulator
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Sprint, T-Mobile merger wins support of the chairman of the US telecommunications regulator

T-Mobile also promised that the new company would build a “world-leading 5G” network.

US democrats unveil legislation to renisntate net neutrality rules repealed by FCC
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US democrats unveil legislation to renisntate net neutrality rules repealed by FCC

The “Save the Internet Act” bill said to protect consumers from higher prices, blocked websites.

US FCC to let wireless carriers have authority to block robotext or spam messages
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US FCC to let wireless carriers have authority to block robotext or spam messages

The FCC voted 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications service

Trump administration sues California for striking down new net neutrality laws
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Trump administration sues California for striking down new net neutrality laws

The California law prevents broadband providers from slowing down or blocking websites.

Samsung Galaxy Watch to launch in two different sizes; reveals FCC document
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Samsung Galaxy Watch to launch in two different sizes; reveals FCC document

Both the models would carry the same name and support the same wide variety of LTE bands.

Facebook confirms working on a low-earth orbit internet satellite named Athena
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Facebook confirms working on a low-earth orbit internet satellite named Athena

Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019.

Trump govt to block China Mobile in the US citing national security risks
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Trump govt to block China Mobile in the US citing national security risks

The United States is set to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods from China on July 6.

Apple to announce new NFC capabilities of the iPhone with the launch of iOS 12 at WWDC: Report
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Apple to announce new NFC capabilities of the iPhone with the launch of iOS 12 at WWDC: Report

Since Apple first launched NFC-capable devices iPhone 6 and 6s in 2014, its implementation of NFC has been primarily restricted to Apple Pay transactions.

FCC is looking into a website flaw in the US that could have exposed mobile phone locations without user consent
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FCC is looking into a website flaw in the US that could have exposed mobile phone locations without user consent

A security researcher said earlier this week that data from LocationSmart, a California-based tech firm, could have been used to track mobile consumers.

Net neutrality in the US will die on 11 June, Obama-era open-internet rules to be repealed: FCC
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Net neutrality in the US will die on 11 June, Obama-era open-internet rules to be repealed: FCC

In December, FCC repealed open-internet rules set in 2015, which barred providers from blocking or slowing down access or charging more for certain content.

US FCC claims that net neutrality rules will cease to exist from 11 June as new rules take effect
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US FCC claims that net neutrality rules will cease to exist from 11 June as new rules take effect

US Senate is set to vote as early as next week on whether to reject the FCC repeal of the net neutrality rules - but that effort faces an uphill battle.

FCC expected to publish its reversal of Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday: Sources
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FCC expected to publish its reversal of Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday: Sources

The FCC in Dec. voted 3-2 to overturn net neutrality rules barring service providers from blocking, slowing access to or charging more for certain content.

SpaceX gets FCC endorsement to build a broadband network using satellites
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SpaceX gets FCC endorsement to build a broadband network using satellites

Musk said in a speech in 2015 in Seattle that SpaceX planned to launch a satellite-internet business that would help fund a future city on Mars.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to oppose the federal government's attempts to build and run a 5G network
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to oppose the federal government's attempts to build and run a 5G network

Donald Trump’s national security team was looking at options to counter spy threats that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network.

In a bid to challenge FCC's decision, the state of Montana will sign contracts with those ISPs who adhere to net neutrality
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In a bid to challenge FCC's decision, the state of Montana will sign contracts with those ISPs who adhere to net neutrality

Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order requiring state contract recipients to adhere to so-called net neutrality

Apple HomePod approved by FCC, expected to be launched soon in US at a starting price of $349
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Apple HomePod approved by FCC, expected to be launched soon in US at a starting price of $349

Apple HomePod will take on existing smart speakers in the market that includes Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.