Verizon hit with $1.35 million wrist slap from FCC for supercookie tracking

verizon new logoYou might some commotion about a year ago over Verizon’s tracking cookies for phones on their network. Big Red was tracking usage habits about users on the network, without alerting users or giving them a way to opt out of the tracking, but apparently they didn’t do a good enough job in giving customers control over everything, as the FCC has slapped with a fine over the ordeal. Read more

Google testing high power radio transmitter in New Mexico

New FCC filings have been found that reveal Google is conducting some tests in New Mexico that include some high power radio signals. The heavily redacted filing is for a 100KW radio transmitter that Google is operating out of Spaceport America in New Mexico. The FCC documents do not reveal the purpose of Google’s testing leaving us to speculate as to what Google may be up to. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pass through the FCC 

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Earlier today, a couple of unannounced Samsung-branded smartphones bearing the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A passed through the United States of America’s official cellular certification authority, the FCC. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these two model numbers, though. Back in November, we reported that the International variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will have these identification digits attached when they’re finally introduced to us on Sunday, February 21.

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T-Mobile’s Legere issues stern response to claims of video throttling

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T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has not been one to shy away from the limelight and mixing in a little bit of controversy only makes him more animated. In a new video posted by Legere, the head of T-Mobile sternly responds to claims by a variety of parties that the carrier is throttling video speeds for customers who sign up for the Binge On option. Legere says he just could not bite his tongue any longer as it appears some of the parties are trying to confuse consumers. Read more

HTC Vive passes through the FCC

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With CES just around the corner, manufacturers all over the world are gearing up to unveil their latest smartphones, tablets and wearables — and HTC is no different. Earlier today, the Taiwanese company’s Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset made its debut appearance at the United States of America’s official cellular certification authority, the FCC, where it gained the right to be sold in North America.

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