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Supreme Court Hands Privacy Advocates Win in Cell Records Case

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 police generally need a warrant to collect cellphone location data from carriers, in what some see as a landmark privacy decision but one the ruling noted only dealt with the specific case. It's … Subscribe to Read >>

Private Buy May Save Muni Fiber Network Set for Disconnection Due to NC Laws, Suddenlink Overbuild

A rural North Carolina town with a population of fewer than 1,200 has two fiber networks -- and may disconnect residents and businesses from one -- due to the state’s municipal broadband laws. Greenlight, the fiber-to-the-home service provided by … Subscribe to Read >>

Networking Gear, Wireless Charging, Security Cams in Profile at Pepcom

Pepcom’s Digital Experience event Thursday drew a diverse exhibitor list, with connectivity a common thread, we found. Exhibitors included Lego with a Bluetooth-enabled train, Netgear and D-Link with routers and extenders, several Wi-Fi security camera companies, artificial intelligence … Subscribe to Read >>

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AT&T/TW Gets OK From Federal Judge in Rejection of DOJ Antitrust Complaint

AT&T's planned $108.7 billion purchase of Time Warner got the green light Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Richard Leon of Washington. as he ruled in favor of the companies in rejecting DOJ's antitrust complaint seeking to block the deal. Leon announced his decision this afternoon to a packed courtroom. … Read More >>

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