Hacking into cellphones, or staging a hostile takeover, doesn't require a lot of fancy tricks or even that many steps, according to two experts who sounded the alarm Wednesday at a security conference in Las Vegas.
Not surprisingly, the idea is being met with resistance by the $178 billion wireless industry, which is actively lobbying policymakers against the proposal.
After two months and 261 rounds of bidding, the FCC announced Tuesday that it has raised a total of $19.6 billion from the sale of the U.S. wireless spectrum. The revenue, slated to fund "public safety and digital television transition initiatives," is nearly double what Congress had previously estimated for the publicly owned spectrum.
The NSA asked AT&T to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the attacks of Sept 11, 2001, allege lawyers filing a lawsuit on behalf of telephone company customers This is huge because, according to a lawyer on the case, "The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11 This undermines that assertion''.