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Rep. Steve Israel (left) holds cell phone used in hacking demonstration at his Hauppauge, NY office on Monday, June 4, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Wants FCC To Require Cell Carriers To Have Password Protected Voicemail

Rep. Steve Israel demonstrated how hackers can go to a “spoofing” site, enter a cell phone number and gain access to that number’s voice messeges.

06/04/2012

Cell Phones (file / credit: clipart.com)

AT&T Workers Will Stay On The Job Without Contracts

About 40,000 AT&T landline workers are staying on the job this week without a contract, their union said Sunday.

04/08/2012

American Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (file / credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Spearheads Effort To Find Jobs For Veterans Through 100,000 Jobs Mission

JPMorgan Chase and nearly 40 other companies, some of them also based in the New York City area, have teamed up to try and get veterans back into the workforce.

04/06/2012

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on September 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

More Subway Stations To Get Cell, Wi-Fi Service

Six stations are already wired for service and 30 more stations will come online in groups of five, including Times Square, Herald Square and Columbus Circle, by this summer.

02/03/2012

A man reads a text message on his cell phone. (file/credit: Franko Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Sending Test Emergency Text Alerts Today

A notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: “Severe alert” or “Extreme alert.”

12/15/2011

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Office of Emergency Management To Test New Text Message Alert System

On Thursday, officials will send six test messages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers who have mobile devices that are enabled to receive emergency alerts.

12/14/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

As Officials Review CL&P’s Storm Respone, Some Say They’d Pay For Stronger Power Grid

The co-chair of Gov. Dan Malloy’s panel examining the state’s power companies wants to know how much it would cost to harden the electrical system, even against a storm as strong as a category 3 hurricane.

11/16/2011

A damaged utility line is seen following the feak snowstorm - West Hartford, CT - Nov 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Storm Response Panel Meeting To Discuss CL&P’s Response To Irene, Snowstorm

The panel created to investigate the response to both Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm meets today in Connecticut.

11/15/2011

Next Subway Stations To Get Cell Phone Service Revealed

Now that cell phone service has arrived on part of the subway system, the program is poised to expand.

09/30/2011

Subway passengers use their mobile devices underground - New York, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cell Phone Service Arrives At Some NYC Subway Stations

All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016, but trains are not expected to have service between stations.

09/27/2011

Passengers are seen on the 1/2/3 platform at 14th Street and 7th Avenue - New York, NY - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Report: Cell Phone Service Coming To Some Subway Platforms Next Week

The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cell phone service is finally bearing fruit.

09/23/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer To Cell Phone Carriers: Deactivating Phones Can Help Deter Thefts

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking major cell phone carriers to help put an end to cell phone thefts by deactivating the phones themselves if reported lost or stolen.

08/21/2011

A man uses free wireless high-speed Internet access on his laptop in Bryant Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

20 NYC Parks To Get Free Wi-Fi Service

The service has already started in three locations: Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.

06/09/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces new emergency alert system set to launch in NYC, May 10, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

National Emergency Alert System Set To Launch In NYC

A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.

05/10/2011

AT&T and T-Mobile (credit: AP)

AT&T: T-Mobile 3G Phones Will Need To Be Replaced

AT&T Inc. said it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If approved by regulators, the deal would close about a year from now.

03/21/2011

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