Telecommunications regulation

In this May 21, 2019, photo, Huwaei's new products are on display during a news conference in Tokyo. Two Japanese mobile carriers are delaying the sale of new smartphones from Huawei as they confirm the safety of the Chinese products. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the...
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A man presses on the glass window near a logo for Huawei in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 16, 2019 - 9:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The German and Dutch leaders are making clear that they don't plan to change their stance on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei following an executive order by the Trump administration...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, the Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday, May 15, 2019, apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It does not name specific countries or companies and gives the Department of Commerce 150 days to come up with regulations. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 15, 2019 - 9:34 pm
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It declares a national economic emergency that empowers the government to ban the technology and services of "foreign adversaries" deemed...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. U.S. regulators are proposing new measures intended to thwart billions of annoying robocalls received by Americans each year. The rising volume of unwanted calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to do something to act. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let wireless carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam...
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May 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York has become the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that the city has fully implemented a law passed by the City Council last August to eliminate fees for inmate phone calls. The Democratic mayor says the...
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Prison staff work at Lee Correctional Institution on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Bishopville, S.C. A year after seven South Carolina prison inmates died in an insurrection, corrections officials say they've made improvements to the facility that for a night was the scene of some of the agency's worst violence. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
April 12, 2019 - 2:44 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials this week oversaw the test at a South Carolina prison of a cellphone signal jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, officials told The Associated Press. The test took place over the course of...
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March 28, 2019 - 2:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proposed federal legislation would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls. The Associated Press has learned U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee...
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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe captured on March 2, 2019, and shows the launch tower at the Sohae Satellite Launch Facility in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. North Korea is restoring facilities at the long-range rocket launch site, which it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul's spy service. The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump that ended without any agreement. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 10:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country's spy agency told lawmakers that new activity was detected at a research center where the North is believed to build long-range missiles targeting...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, announces the "Save The Internet Act," congressional Democrats' plan to reinstate "net neutrality" rules that President Donald Trump repealed in 2017, during an event at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., right, with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., far right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Top congressional Democrats have announced legislation to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that seek to bar internet service providers such as AT&T and Comcast from playing favorites with websites and services. The bill will face a tough time becoming law, despite...
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March 05, 2019 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. global surveillance program that was revealed to the public by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been at least temporarily halted, according to a senior congressional aide. The NSA program, which involved the mass collection of information...
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