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Laurene Powell Jobs invests in news because she worries about democracy

Laurene Powell Jobs is worried. As one of the world’s richest women, worth an estimated $19 billion, she’s been investing in journalism through her efforts at the Emerson Collective. The organization, which has been described as equal parts think tank, foundation and venture capital fund, acquired a majority stake in The Atlantic, Pop-Up Magazine and Axios. …

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Phones at all major US carriers filled with vulnerabilities, say researchers

Major US phone carriers may have a major problem. Researchers funded by the Department of Homeland Security discovered security vulnerabilities in mobile devices used by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more, DHS program manager Vincent Sritapan told Fifth Domain at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The flaws are built into …

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Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip prowess

The smartphones we have today wouldn’t be possible without Qualcomm. Or at least that’s what the chip giant sought to show Tuesday during its trial against the US Federal Trade Commission. The two have been battling in a San Jose, California, courtroom since Jan. 4, and the FTC wrapped up its case against Qualcomm on …

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Senate Democrats urge regulators to put kibosh on T-Mobile, Sprint merger

    Nine Democrats in the Senate, including a few presidential hopefuls, sent letters Tuesday to the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission asking the agencies to reject T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion deal to buy Sprint.   The letters addressed to Makan Delrahim, head of the DOJ’s antitrust division, and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, urge …

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Verizon waiving some fees for fed workers hurt by shutdown

Hit hard by the longest government shutdown in history? Verizon says it ‘has your back.’  The carrier on Monday said it’s ‘waiving late fees and agent assist fees for federal government employees directly impacted for the duration of the shutdown.  ‘We appreciate everything you do and we’ll continue to do what we can to help …

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Facebook reportedly asked by US government to help wiretap Messenger

The US government has reportedly asked Facebook to help wiretap its Messenger chat app to listen to a suspect’s conversations in a criminal investigation, according to a report Friday by Reuters. That would involve breaking the encryption on the app, which is used by more than a billion people a month. The probe is related …