A hidden battle is being waged over smartphones. Last year, more than 1.5-million Americans had their devices stolen but some companies are against a simple solution.
Verizon used Fire Island as a test case and installed a wireless system called Voice Link to service the island’s 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses after Sandy.
Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said Sandy damaged the old copper telephone wire network in the community beyond repair. He said the company does not intend to rebuild the lines or bring in a fiber-optic cable system.
Instead of costly replacement to copper wiring lost in Sandy, Verizon is using Fire Island as test case, offering all 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses a wireless alternative it calls Voice Link.
A new twist has appeared in the controversy over a secret government program tracking the phone calls and Internet habits of millions of Americans.
A senior U.S. intelligence official has said the secret program that tracked hundreds of millions of domestic phone records helped disrupt a 2009 terror plot to bomb the New York City subways.
The order requires Verizon, one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.
NFL Sunday afternoon games will be available to local fans on mobile phones through Verizon starting with the 2014 season.
In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.
Verizon’s head of national operations Chris Levendos said every inch of corroded copper cable will be replaced with fiber optics.
As technology continues to change, so does the way that people choose to protect their homes. Cable TV systems now give homeowners the option to monitor their homes, providing instant security.
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.
Donald Seeley wanted to become one of Fios Video’s 4.4-million customers. But when he tried to sign up nothing was done, no service, no installation, not a single screw or nail.
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.
Douglas LaLima was working in a lift bucket last fall installing cables in Brooklyn when he came into contact with a power line and was electrocuted.