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4 Major Phone Carriers Providing Text-to-911

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

05/19/2014

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AT&T Agrees to Buy DirecTV in $48.5B Deal

AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against rivals.

05/18/2014

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AT&T, Others Stumble Over Sept. 11 Tweets

AT&T and some other companies learned quickly on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that it’s sometimes best to stay out of the conversation. Even if everyone else is talking.

09/11/2013

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Arlington Nonprofit Gets $5M from AT&T to Prevent Dropouts

AT&T is donating $5 million to a Washington-area charity that works to prevent students from dropping out of school.

08/30/2013

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Libertarian, Progressive Americans Find Common Ground On NSA Privacy Concerns

Charlotte Scot isn’t one to take things lying down — like the time President George W. Bush was re-elected and she moved to Canada in protest.

08/13/2013

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Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy

How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.

07/10/2013

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.

05/14/2013

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Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable Crime

Legislation mandated by The Librarian of Congress will make unlocking a cellphone an illegal act subject to $2,500 fines, or up to 5 years of imprisonment for larger operations.

01/28/2013

9-1-1 emergency dials will be transferred by the largest cell phone companies in 2014. (MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/GettyImages)

FCC: ‘Big Four’ Wireless Carriers Allow 911 Dials Via Text Message

The four largest wireless phone carriers have agreed to relay text messages to 911 emergency call centers in 2014.

12/10/2012

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Government Sues AT&T Over Billing Dispute

The Justice Department has sued to recover millions of dollars from AT&T Corp., alleging the company improperly billed the government.

03/22/2012

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