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AT&T to pay $105 million to settle charges over mobile billing

The carrier is paying the fine to the FTC and other US government agencies as a result of charges that it unlawfully billed customers for items from other companies.

By October 8, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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​T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming

As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in customer refunds, as well as penalties and fines over complaints that it put bogus charges on customer bills.

By December 19, 2014

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Spotify family plan: Separate accounts, one discounted bill

The streaming music service introduces a plan that allows up to five family members to have separate premium accounts on one bill.

By October 20, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014

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Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest jump in wealth among all the people on the list, earning him the No. 11 spot.

By September 29, 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill headed to California governor

A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.

By August 11, 2014

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Obama jabs at Healthcare.gov on 'Colbert Report'

The president takes over Stephen Colbert's "The Word" segment and turns it into "The Decree." He squeezes in a crack about LinkedIn while he's at it.

By December 9, 2014

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Verizon pays $7.4 million to settle FCC privacy investigation

The settlement involves an investigation into what the Federal Communications Commission says is an "unacceptable use" of customers' personal info for marketing.

By September 3, 2014