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Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone

February 21, 2020

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said.Seloni Khetarpal was arrested Feb. 13 by Massillon police and charged with disrupting police services, a fourth-degree felony,...

Spain disputes tech show was canceled for health motives

By RENATA BRITO and CIARÁN GILES | February 13, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed,...

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

By KELVIN CHAN and MAE ANDERSON | February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27.“Global...

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 12, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

By TALI ARBEL | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor...

Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

By KELVIN CHAN | February 10, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.Electronics manufacturer Sony and mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday they're scrapping...

Barr’s call for U.S. control of 5G providers quickly rebuked

By TALI ARBEL | February 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump administration officials, increasingly intent on preventing Chinese global technological domination, keep floating the idea that the U.S. government should take a more direct hand in running next-generation 5G wireless networks.But...

Economic impact of virus widens as Ericsson exits trade show

By The Associated Press | February 7, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — More than a month after the outbreak of China's deadly virus, the economic damage is being felt by more businesses and is threatening the outlook for the global economy.In a report Friday, the Federal Reserve warned that the virus represents...

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

February 5, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local):11 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in...

FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

By MATT O'BRIEN | January 31, 2020

At least one U.S. phone company likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to Congress that one or more wireless companies...

EU stops short of recommending ban on China’s Huawei

By KELVIN CHAN | January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of calling for a ban on Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign against the Chinese tech company.The EU's executive...

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

By KELVIN CHAN and DANICA KIRKA | January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company...