Verizon

Privacy Security

FCC fines wireless carriers $200 million for sharing user location data!

Tom and Kevin from Shared Security discuss two major cybersecurity and privacy news stories. The first topic covers the FCC issuing fines to major US wireless carriers for sharing users’ real-time location data, totaling nearly $200 million. They express surprise and skepticism over the carriers’ actions and deliberate on whether the fines would be impactful […]

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Security

Maryland woman loses $17K in SIM card swap scam despite two-factor authentication

This video is from ABC 7 News – WJLA. A Maryland woman got an email thanking her for the purchase of a new phone at Verizon. Minutes later, her contact information at Bank of America had changed. The problem? She didn’t do either transaction and had two-factor authentication on her accounts. We all know criminals […]

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Microsoft

How to Send & Receive Text Messages in Outlook

Once again, Kevin Stratvert uncovers a useful aspect of the Office suite. In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how you can send and receive text messages directly from within Microsoft Outlook. Text messages include SMS and MMS messages. Along with sending and receiving SMS, you’ll learn how to create contacts so you don’t have to remember […]

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Future Interesting

Can 5G Replace Your Home Internet?

Blazing fast 5G speeds are here but they aren’t all that useful on the new 5G smartphones. WSJ’s Joanna Stern packed up a motor home to see if the connection could power all her connected gadgets, including laptops, printers, Xboxes and camera-equipped doorbells.

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Mobile

How Exactly Does 5G work?

2020 is the year 5G will finally arrive for some, but will it live up to the hype? Part of the problem is that 5G isn’t one thing, it’s a collection of different technologies, and various cell providers are focusing on different improvements that can radically change the experience of 5G. Engadget explains. 

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IoT Science

5G Explained

With CES 2020 taking place this week, there is sure to be a lot of hype around 5G. But what exactly is 5G? Marques Brownlee explains.

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Interesting

How New Satellites Could Change the Internet

Wall Street Journal explores the future of satellite internet. The most reliable streaming providers have typically used cable to deliver content. But that’s all changing with the launch of new and better satellites that could one day give us 5G, low latency data. The Wall Street Journal speaks with the chief of the International Bureau […]

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