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US lawmakers investigate telecom 'traffic pumping'

Three high-profile U.S. lawmakers have begun an informal investigation into high access charges that some rural telephone carriers charge to competitors, on the heels of complaints about the practice from Google and some large carriers.

Cyber criminals find new ways to attack

Cyber criminals are finding new ways to steal information, including infecting legitimate Web sites with Trojans and creating rogue software packages that look legitimate but contain malware, cybersecurity experts warned.

IBM faces DOJ antitrust inquiry on mainframes

IBM is facing an antitrust inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice for recent actions the company has taken in the mainframe computer market, according to the trade group that filed the complaint.

IBM faces DOJ antitrust inquiry on mainframes

IBM is facing an antitrust inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice for recent actions the company has taken in the mainframe computer market, according to the trade group that filed the complaint.

New ICANN agreement runs into criticism

A new agreement between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the U.S. Department of Commerce that creates international oversight of the nonprofit operator of the Internet's domain name system may not provide enough acc...

Survey: US residents don't want targeted ads

Contrary to the claims of online marketers, most U.S. residents do not want to receive Web advertising tailored to their interests, according to a study released Wednesday by two universities.

ICANN freed from US gov't oversight

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce allowing the nonprofit greater independence, while giving more countries oversight of the organization.

US relationship with ICANN may not end

A longtime agreement in which the U.S. Department of Commerce has oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is due to expire Wednesday, but that may not be the end of the relationship.

Former Enron Broadband exec sentenced to prison term

Joseph Hirko, the former co-CEO of Enron Broadband Services, was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison on a wire fraud charge related to false claims made by the failed telecommunications company, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

US lawmakers question ICANN gTLD plan

Several U.S. lawmakers urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to back off on a plan to offer an unlimited number of new generic top-level domains until concerns about trademark protections and other issues can be addres...

Internet lenders to pay $1 million to settle complaint

A group of Internet payday lending companies that allegedly threatened customers who didn't make payments with arrest and called customers at work and swore at them has agreed to pay US$1 million to settle charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commissi...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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