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  • May 28, 2020

    Prison Phone Co. To Pay Up To $25M To End Inmate Call Suit

    A prison technology company has agreed to a deal worth up to $25 million in cash and phone credits to end allegations it overcharged for inmate calling services, the class said Thursday in asking a New Jersey federal court for preliminary approval of the settlement.

  • May 28, 2020

    NSA Warns On Russian Military Launching New Cyberattacks

    The same Russian military unit that U.S. officials say hacked Democratic National Committee servers to interfere with the 2016 presidential election is actively attacking vulnerable email servers across the globe, the U.S. National Security Agency warned Thursday in a rare public alert.

  • May 28, 2020

    T-Mobile Worker's Union Email Was Not Protected, NLRB Says

    T-Mobile USA didn't flout federal labor law when it scolded a call center worker for sending a pro-union mass email to nearly 600 colleagues, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled, saying she was lawfully blocked from using her work account for organizing purposes under a recently changed board precedent.

  • May 28, 2020

    EU Court Unblocks £10B Hutchison-O2 Deal

    In a move that could have major implications for how EU antitrust enforcers assess mergers, a General Court of the European Union panel on Thursday annulled the European Commission's decision to block CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.'s planned £10.25 billion acquisition of Telefonica SA's O2.

  • May 28, 2020

    FCC Chair Pushes Back On Lawmakers' Ligado 5G Protests

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission fired back at lawmakers protesting the agency's recent approval of Ligado Networks' contentious plan to roll out a next-generation wireless network on a portion of the airwaves also used by the military.

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