By Cecilia Kang Published 3:15 pm PDT, Friday, June 14, 2019 T-Mobile and Sprint are apparently close to a merger, despite a lawsuit this week from several states. T-Mobile and Sprint are apparently close to a merger, despite a lawsuit this week from several states. Photo: Photos By Brittainy Newman / New York Times Photo: Photos By Brittainy Newman / New York Times Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 T-Mobile and Sprint are apparently close to a merger, despite a lawsuit this week from several states. T-Mobile and Sprint are apparently close to a merger, despite a lawsuit this week from several states. Photo: Photos By Brittainy Newman / New York Times Sprint and T-Mobile merger approval said to be near … [Read more...] about Sprint and T-Mobile merger approval said to be near
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Mar 13, 1:57 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Kalyan Kumar 03/12/19 AT 12:37 PM Even as the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission are examining the merits and demerits of T-Mobile's proposed Sprint, T-Mobile merger, the latter has assured that the Lifeline assistance program will continue. This will assuage the concerns of those opposing the merger on the grounds of consumer distress. It also assured that Sprint's low-income Assurance Wireless brand will run indefinitely.T-Mobile and Sprint have been facing pressure from Democrats who raised concerns that the merger will escalate prices and consumers will suffer.Reports note that Assurance, Sprint's Boost Mobile, Virgin Wireless and T-Mobile's Metro have been popular with masses as cost-effective alternatives to mainstream plans.According to T-Mobile president Mike Sievert, the New T-Mobile will maintain the existing T-Mobile … [Read more...] about Sprint, T-Mobile Merger: Lifeline Assistance Will Continue If Merger Is Approved
It has been proven time and time again that using SMS for two-factor authentication isn't very secure. While it's certainly better than having no 2FA at all, working around it only takes someone fooling a carrier into sending them a SIM card meant for you. Likely due to so many of these accidents occurring, all major US carriers began working to improve mobile 2FA last year. The 'Mobile Authentication Taskforce' today revealed details about the upcoming platform. The explanation for how the service works is a wonderful mess of buzzwords and security terms: "This highly secure solution will deliver a cryptographically verified phone number and profile data for users of authorized applications with their consent. Authentication security is strengthened by processing unique attributes such as a network verified mobile number, IP address, SIM card attributes, phone number tenure, phone account type and more. In addition, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities will be used to … [Read more...] about AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile reveal details about ‘next-generation’ two-factor authentication
Five days after the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, crews began the investigation phase and the removal of debris on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group Archives) Memorials continue to grow with flowers, notes, photos, and mementos along Fruitvale Avenue a block from the Oakland warehouse fire on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Families and those closest to the fire victims are escorted to an area near the warehouse fire scene accompanied by counselors and chaplains on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) View of the outside of the scorched Ghost Ship warehouse building in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. The Dec. 2 fire tore through the two-story building on the 1300 block of 31st Avenue killing 36 people. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) On day five of the aftermath of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, crews concluded the … [Read more...] about The Ghost Ship fire two years later: Will massive lawsuit finally lead to accountability?
I recently took a trip to Berlin that sharpened my view of America. It turned out that the blandly named conference I'd been invited to—something about digital markets—was actually a giant collective hand-wringing about the state of German politics. The far-right, populist Alternative for Germany party recently gained substantial strength, accounting for nearly 15 percent of voters nationwide (up from about 3 percent in 2015), and reshaping the political landscape as it spews malicious anti-immigrant rhetoric. The center-right and center-left parties are losing power and spinning with anxiety, trying to figure out how to win back hearts and minds. The problem is that Germany’s increasing inequality and lack of trust in government, trends that have given a significant boost to the far right, stem from steps taken by those very same centrist parties in the '90s and early 2000s. Following the market triumphalism launched here during the Clinton era, they cut social … [Read more...] about Nearsighted Neoliberalism Helped Mobilize Today’s Far Right