Reports: Amazon bars video app TikTok on workers' phones

Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter ...

California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. Indi...

FCC to vote in July to make '988' the suicide hotline number

Federal regulators will vote in July on whether to make “988” the number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission says phone service providers wil...

T-Mobile says it's working to fix widespread network issues

T-Mobile, one of the three largest mobile carriers in the U.S., said it's working to fix a widespread “voice and data issue." The company's president of technology, Neville Ray, twee...

Feds seek $225M fine for pair who made a billion robocalls

The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone nu...

Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social-media order

NEW YORK (AP) — A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and c...

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so. The phone company is investing billions in HBO Max, its first big e...

Cornavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper. Robocalls. Industry experts say robocall...

AT&T to drop misleading '5G' marketing for non-5G networks

AT&T says it will stop advertising its wireless network as “5G Evolution” after a division of the Better Business Bureau determined that its language was misleading. The network AT&T branded t...

Video app TikTok names top Disney streaming exec as new CEO

TikTok, the popular short-video app that has also drawn national-security and privacy concerns, has a new high-profile CEO from Disney, Kevin Mayer. Mayer will also be chief operatin...

Privacy groups: TikTok app violating children's privacy

Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children's privacy law and putting kids at risk. A coalition of 20 groups, including Campaign for a Commercial-...

Sale of internet's dot-org suffix nixed after protests

NEW YORK (AP) — After widespread opposition, the organization overseeing internet domain names has voted against the $1.1 billion sale of the dot-org online registry to an investment firm. ...

Comcast profit slides as pandemic hits movies, theme parks

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. ...

Virus dings AT&T results, telecom withdraws year guidance

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic hurt AT&T's revenue and profit in the first quarter, and it withdrew its financial guidance for the year. Revenue fell 4.6% to $42.8 billi...

NBC's Peacock launching in July with 'handful' of originals

NBCUniversal says its video-streaming service Peacock will launch nationally in July as planned, even though just a handful of its original series will be ready. The service was mea...