WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission voted on Wednesday to clarify that wireless carriers have the authority to block unwanted or spam text messages, but Democrats warned the decision would allow carriers to block or censor texts that customers send. FILE PHOTO - A woman holds a drink while using her mobile phone on a hot summer day in Central Park, Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 01, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The FCC voted 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications service, which it said would have limited the ability of wireless carriers to combat robotexts and spam messages. The FCC said text messages have become a trusted form of communication as wireless providers like AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and Sprint Corp successfully eliminated most spam texts. In 2017, 1.77 trillion text messages were exchanged in the United States. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission’s … [Read more...] about FCC affirms that wireless carriers can block unwanted text messages
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As digital marketing continues to grow, there are clear indicators that mobile is a key driver of new markets, products and services that delivery digital marketing content. The shifts in the mobile marketing landscape are remarkable. In October 2016, web browsing on mobile devices overtook desktop browsing. As of May 2015, more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on desktops in the U.S. Marketing in the mobile channel now makes up 21% of online spending, up from a mere 4% in 2010. Indeed, real-time, location specific, personalized interactions with customers remains the “holy grail” of digital retail marketing.This year has been good to digital retail marketing companies and their clients. Two recent decisions on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lend clarity around the issues of 1) scope of consent to receive text messages, and 2) conditions under which consent cannot be revoked. The winners in these decisions are companies … [Read more...] about Who is winning in text message (SMS) marketing?
posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:35 31 2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009) Poor guy. posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:16 21 17. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010) This story is from England; they have enough dignity over there to not sue over something you did to yourself and act like it's something someone should've prevented. posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:10 13 30. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009) i have lost sympathy for him because he is still using a blackberry. 40. JBurd3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) LOL!!!!! funniest statement I've read today 46. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 907; Member since: 28 Jun 2012) Thats even bigger reason to pity the guy. posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:43 10 25. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008) I bet he thanks god it was just a text and not sending dirty pictures of himself back n forth. lol posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:13 0 45. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: … [Read more...] about Comments for : Text message puts swimming coach in jail
When Craig Evans sent a sultry text to his girlfriend, the last thing he expected was to wind up behind bars. Yet that is what happened to the 24-year-old swimming coach from Birmingham, UK when he sent that message not only to his girlfriend, but his entire address book in his BlackBerry. That is a pretty embarrassing moment and one that would not easily be forgotten by friends or family for…forever.Many of his contacts are his students, aged in their early teens, whom he coaches. When they received a message asking for “skin on skin” sex, that raised some eyebrows. As you might expect, the UK has laws about soliciting sex from minors. He was arrested for criminal mass text on charges of inciting a child to engage in sex. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail.For what many would regard as a serious “fat-fingering” of messaging, that is a pretty brutal sentence. Fortunately for Evans, the presiding judge over the case agreed. Lord Justice Elias … [Read more...] about Text message puts swimming coach in jail
posted on 09 Nov 2014, 22:04 6 1. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) Wow, I remember reading about this issue a long time ago... How long ago? I couldn't quite remember so I did a quick Google search and came across an article detailing the issue from January of 2012!!! Took Apple long enough!!! And the issue's not even fixed, they just have a work around!http://www.imore.com/imessage-bug-time-easy-fix posted on 09 Nov 2014, 22:14 3 2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Right because android has never had any problems posted on 09 Nov 2014, 22:35 3 6. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) So you think that nearly three years is a perfectly acceptable time frame to not quite fix a issue that strips users of basic features of any phone if they were to switch to another platform? If so then you have the lowest expectations/standards of anyone I know. 7. Sauce2 (banned) (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Oct 2014) LOL lets not talk about time … [Read more...] about Comments for : New tool from Apple stops the iMessage black hole from gobbling up text messages