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Internet Providers Can't Charge for Unwanted Router

Broadband providers can no longer charge customers a rental fee for routers if they use their own equipment. It's banned by the Television Viewer Protection Act which has taken effect after a six month delay. The law was passed in December 2019 and ... originally scheduled to take effect in June. However, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a six month delay, stating that cable and broadband providers needed more time because of the coronavirus pandemic. $10 Monthly Fee Dropped Many Internet providers charge rental fees for modems or routers, but allow users to ... (view more)

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Hacker Intercepts Cellphone Calls with Homemade Kit

A white hat hacker has demonstrated an ingenious way of intercepting cellphone calls. The homemade do-it-yourself (DIY) kit uses $1,500 worth of equipment to help impersonate a cellphone relay tower. Chris Paget demonstrated the technique on phones ... belonging to audience members at the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas. He said it involved a flaw in the GSM cellphone technology used by AT ... (view more)

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