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FCC says blocking wireless hotspots is illegal

The agency issues official statement that blocking an individual's personal hotspot, as hotels and convention centers have done, is against the law and subject to fines.

By January 28, 2015

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At MobileCon 2012, LG surges where others hang back

LG makes a play for the top-tier market with a couple of new devices and a review unit of its LG Optimus G flagship phone.

By October 11, 2012


A handful of new devices surface on day 1 of MobileCon

Upcoming handsets dominate the news on the first day of MobileCon 2012 in San Diego.

By October 9, 2012


Getting ready for MobileCon 2012 (pictures)

MobileCon 2012 kicks off tomorrow in San Diego, and CNET got a sneak peek at some of its mobile exhibitors.

6 Images By October 8, 2012


What to expect from MobileCon 2012

The mobile-focused fall show is upon us and CNET is going to cover the news. Here's what you should look for.

By October 5, 2012


Cell phone 'kill switch' bill signed into law in Minnesota

Law requires all connected devices sold in the state to be equipped with antitheft software.

By May 14, 2014


California Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill

After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.

By May 8, 2014


Is the smartphone 'kill switch' really bad for business in California?

Senators who nixed mandatory antitheft software on phones sold in state say it’s bad business. But many won’t say why.

By May 4, 2014


SF district attorney thinks of smartphone theft differently after leading SFPD

Q&A: CNET met with San Francisco D.A. George Gascon to talk about his push for a smartphone anti-theft bill, which is likely headed to a Thursday vote in California's state senate.

By April 24, 2014


Verizon touts nationwide wireless test to claim it's still no. 1

Verizon Wireless is using results from a RootMetrics test to claim it's the fastest and most reliable wireless carrier in the US.

By March 5, 2014