As we reported in this issue of FierceITSecurity, the Federal Communications Commission has joined the Federal Trade Commission in doling out fines for poor data security practices.
Federal regulators are going after another wireless carrier for "cramming" bogus third-party charges on to customer bills. This time the target is AT&T.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Oct. 6, including Square's new $6 billion value, FCC's $600,000 fine given to Marriott, Good Technology launches cloud-based EMM, CRM app platforms, Adobe's new mobile photo editing apps and ABI's outdoor small cell market forecast.
The Federal Communications Commission has modified its rules for allocating wireless spectrum for wearable medical sensors that transmit patient data to a control device. These sensors and control device form what the FCC calls a Medical Body Area Network.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/26 including: examples of how brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart's reluctance for mobile advertising is hurting them, the FCC's app for iOS users to test mobile data speeds announced at Mobile World Congress, Almex's rugged tablet for hostile work environments, Sierra Wireless unveils Linux-based platform for M2M apps and BlackBerry's new handsets.
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A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will meet this week to complete a recommendation on relaxing rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing, The New York Times reports.
E-reader manufacturers Amazon, Sony Electronics and Kobo are lobbying the FCC to exempt their devices from accessibility laws governing tablets and other connected devices.
With the Sprint shareholder vote on Softbank's takeover offer set for June 25, Dish Network is taking its fight to the Federal Communications Commission, the last remaining U.S. federal agency reviewing the transaction, Bloomberg is reporting.
As expected, the FCC last week approved the consolidation of T-Mobile USA, Inc. and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. The merger could make T-Mobile and MetroPCS stronger competitors in the wireless market and allow them to bolster service as lower-cost alternatives for smaller enterprises.