The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has allowed AT&T to withdraw its application to buy the mobile licenses owned by T-Mobile USA, as AT&T had requested, but the agency has also released a staff report that disputes many of the benefits the two mobile carriers claimed the merger would produce.
Privacy and technology groups generally applauded a wide-ranging settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the social-networking site's privacy practices.
Facebook has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers "on numerous occasions" by telling them they could keep their personal information private, then repeatedly sharing that information.
Now that the FCC has said AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile isn't in the public interest, here's what happens next in the regulatory review process.
In a draft order released Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission's staff has found AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile USA to be contrary to the public interest.
The U.S. Senate has voted against a Republican measure that would have overturned net neutrality rules passed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last year.
AT&T's says its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA will create up to 96,000 new U.S. jobs. But a UC Irvine economist called those claims "completely unfounded" during a press conference featuring opponents of the wireless telecom companies' merger.
Hewlett-Packard has decided to keep its PC division after the company talked in recent weeks about spinning it off.
AT&T's revenue was down slightly in the third quarter of 2011, compared to a year earlier, but net income rose by about $400 million.
A pair of legislators want Congress to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena.
Major U.S. mobile carriers will begin offering free usage alerts to customers in an effort to help them avoid surprise charges on their bills, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
Verizon Communications has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, the company said Friday.
In a Wednesday hearing, several U.S. senators accused Google of giving search preferences to its own suite of services over competitors; Google's Eric Schmidt denied that his company is manipulating search results.
The trial over AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile is set to begin on February 13. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to stop the take-over.
Seven state attorneys general have joined a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit attempting to block AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA.