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You still use a landline? FCC OKs new phone rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules designed to help people reach 911 and prepare for changes in home phone service as the old copper network that powers it gets replaced. Companies such as AT&T and Verizon will have ...

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Court: NSA phone record collection is illegal

NEW YORK — The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government is illegal because it wasn’t authorized by Congress, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked legislators to decide how to balance national ...

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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted ...

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Truckers face fines for phoning in traffic jams

ALBANY — New York this week outlawed texting or talking on handheld cellphones by commercial drivers at stoplights or in traffic jams, restrictions that don’t apply to other drivers. The law that took effect Monday brings the state into line ...

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