The ban on unlocking mobile phones is lifted as regulators and carriers finally work out the details of the new policy.
Legislation would repeal a Library of Congress decision not to issue a DMCA exemption against phone unlocking but prohibit bulk device unlocking.
The company's technology allows for users to swipe their fingers around a display, and based on that, have the device perform an action.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, the Korean electronics company announces details for new high-end KitKat phone with a 5.9-inch screen, slim bezel, front-facing flash, and unusual unlocking mechanism.
Ban on unlocking cell phones went into effect at the beginning of the year when the Library of Congress opted not to renew a Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemption.
The bill would restore an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that lets consumers unlock their phones without permission from their wireless carrier.
A day after the Obama administration endorsed an online petition to legalize cell phone unlocking, a senator introduces a bill that would allow consumers to take their handsets to other carriers.
In "Exploding the Phone," Phil Lapsley writes an entertaining and educational history of the people who hacked the original phone networks. Lapsley talked to CNET about his book.
A new rule from the Library of Congress makes it illegal to unlock a new smartphone without permission from carriers. Now thousands of users are asking the Obama administration for a reversal.
The feds mandate fidelity between carriers and users: New rule under DMCA outlaws unlocking new handsets without carrier permission.