Mergers are all the rage these days, and in his bid to add a second U.S. carrier to his collection, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son isn't pulling punches.
It turns out even Uncle Sam has had enough of hidden fees.
Nicholas Merrill is tired of waiting for Congress to protect Americans' privacy online So he plans to force the matter by changing the way telecommunication companies do business So he plans to change the way telecommunication companies do business.
Most mobile phones have tiny GPS chips that do things like give directions or route your call to the right city when you dial 911. It turns out that law enforcement can ask phone companies for GPS info that reveals exactly where a phone owner is, and, according to a disturbing piece of audio making the rounds, the cops asked Sprint-Nextell for the locations of customers 8 million times in one year. (continued and video)
Samsung and Sprint are coming out with a new cell phone for the green crowd. The "Reclaim" is made from recycled materials and corn-based plastic and comes in eco-friendly packaging complete with soy-based ink. It's enough to make one long for the day when all electronics are manufactured sustainably and iPhones grow on trees.
Not to be deterred by new developments in digital technology, the FBI laid the groundwork for its current DCSNet (Digital Collection System Network) wiretapping system during the Clinton years, allowing agents to just point 'n' click their way into the nation's land lines, cell phones and Internet telephony networks.