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280,000 US customers' data stolen by overseas AT&T call center employees

Employees at overseas AT&T call centers stole the names and Social Security numbers of around 280,000 U.S. customers, according to the Federal Communications Commission, which fined the wireless carrier a record $25 million for lax data security practices.

FCC tests the data security enforcement waters

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.

Dish takes fight for Sprint to FCC

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.

T-Mobile, Metro PCS merger approved

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.

Spotlight: FCC takes action against cell phone jamming

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a consumer alert to let everyone know that cell phone jammers are illegal. According to FCC spokesman Neil Grace, it's illegal to own, operate, sell,

Lawmaker Markey unveils Mobile Device Privacy Act

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a discussion draft of the proposed Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would require wireless operators and their partners to notify subscribers if they employ

Sprint, HTC update phones to eliminate Carrier IQ software

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is making good on promises to remove Carrier IQ software from devices across its network, teaming with manufacturing partner HTC to develop a firmware update that targets the

Outages can be more costly than a $2 fee

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Wireless found itself the target of a frenzied online crusade last week after it announced it would start charging an extra $2 to pay a bill one time online or by phone. The

T-Mobile-AT&T deal falls apart; T-Mobile $6 billion richer

T-Mobile USA will emerge from its failed deal with AT&T (NYSE: T) with better coverage and a fat $6 billion breakup fee associated with the proposed $39 billion deal's collapse. Still, parent

Carrier IQ denies reports of FTC probe

Carrier IQ, the firm behind controversial software measuring mobile analytics data, is denying reports that it is the target of a Federal Trade Commission investigation. According to allegations by