Americans get a raw deal on the cost of mobile calling and data services compared to the rest of the world. With the average monthly phone bill now at over $80 per month and high roaming charges for anyone traveling internationally, U.S. mobile phone users pay much more than their counterparts in the U.K. and Europe. But Unreal Mobile, a new offshoot brand from popular mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) FreedomPop, today announced that it is now formally offering AT&T SIMs that will work on any unlocked GSM phone. Unreal has already delivered low-cost mobile services to over 50,000 people, but until today only certain Sprint devices worked with the service and most of those did not qualify for the MVNO. “In the U.S., carriers make tens of billions in revenue,” FreedomPop CEO and founder Stephen Stokols told me. “As network costs have come down the past several years, carrier average revenue per user (ARPU) is actually up slightly, as the move to … [Read more...] about FreedomPop’s low-cost Unreal Mobile now delivers service via AT&T
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 10 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss data privacy and Russian disinformation on his social network. Below is the transcript of the hearing. [Follow Wednesday's updates here.] SEN. CHARLES E. GRASSLEY (R-IOWA): The Committees on the Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation will come to order. We welcome everyone to today's hearing on Facebook's social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. GRASSLEY: Although not … [Read more...] about Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Heather Long by Heather Long Email the author April 5 at 3:47 PM Email the author As the U.S.-China trade spat gets uglier, people in both countries are asking: Who has more to lose? And how does this end? China has more to lose economically in an all-out trade war. The Chinese economy is dependent on exports, and nearly 20 percent of its exports go to the United States. It sold $506 billion in stuff and services to the United States last year. In … [Read more...] about In a U.S.-China trade war, who has more to lose?
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out, Facebook has been under significant pressure from both the public and world governments to rein in those who abuse its APIs and harvest as much data about its users as they can. The company has admitted that Cambridge Analytica harvested even more data than reported so far, and it started restricting how third-party developers can use its APIs. Cambridge Analytica Has Harvested Up To 87 Million Accounts In a blog post, Facebook admitted that Cambridge Analytica may have harvested more than 50 million accounts. The company said that: In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Facebook came up with this number based on the number of friends connected to the people who installed the quiz app made by Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge professor who partnered with Cambridge Analytica, the U.S. subsidiary of SCL Elections. … [Read more...] about Facebook Restricts Data Access As It Admits Abuse Was Rampant
Tips By Malcolm Owen Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 12:10 pm PT (03:10 pm ET) Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts. Many families will likely set up multiple accounts on a Mac for each person who will use it. This provides a number of things to younger users starting to use computers, including privacy for their own files as well as those of other users, and the ability for concerned adults to restrict what is accessible on each account. The Parental Controls available to administrators are fairly straightforward, and can be applied to practically any account set up on a Mac. This also includes guest accounts, locking down the available access to only the most … [Read more...] about How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps