Startup CEO agrees to $560K settlement to make long list of fraud allegations go away

Startup CEO agrees to $560K settlement to make long list of fraud allegations go away

Bob Ambrogi, who writes a terrific blog about technology and the law, today has posted remarkable details of a lawsuit settlement involving the head of a legal startup.

05/26/16

FCC formalizes massive fines for selling, using cell-phone jammers

FCC formalizes massive fines for selling, using cell-phone jammers

Two years ago the FCC announced its intention to fine a Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million and a Florida man $48,000 for respectively selling and using illegal cell-phone jammers. Today those fines were made official.

05/25/16

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: ‘actual’ renders; 3 not 2 versions; 4 never-going-to-happens

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: ‘actual’ renders; 3 not 2 versions; 4 never-going-to-happens

No one has ever mistaken me for a gadget guy, but the regular author of our “iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup” is unavailable this week so into the breach I step.

05/21/16

‘It’s time to take a stand’

‘It’s time to take a stand’

“It’s time to take a stand,” says Redditor Grnslv, posting at r/iiiiiiitttttttttttt, “a subreddit dedicated specifically for Information Technology rage!”

05/20/16

Verizon, unions agree to involve federal mediator in contact talks

Verizon, unions agree to involve federal mediator in contact talks

Verizon and union leaders have agreed to continue stalled contract negotiations with the assistance of a federal mediator who has on her resume decades of experience as general counsel for a major union.

05/18/16

Washington nudges Verizon, striking unions back to bargaining table

Washington nudges Verizon, striking unions back to bargaining table

Verizon management and some 40,000 striking employees have agreed to return to the bargaining table tomorrow after the weekend intervention of U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

05/16/16

Replacement Verizon worker charged with running over striker, hitting officer

Replacement Verizon worker charged with running over striker, hitting officer

A Verizon worker picketing in Westborough, MA was struck by a pickup truck operated by a replacement worker who police say was driving on a suspended Florida license … allegedly while intoxicated … at just past 8 o’clock Thursday...

05/13/16

Geek-themed Meme: a gamer’s lament

Geek-themed Meme: a gamer’s lament

Not being much of a gamer, I consulted with a few teenagers regarding this installment of our Geek-Themed Meme of the Week series, and, yes, it would seem that this is a common complaint.

05/13/16

Man who entombed Verizon worker gets probation, anger management

Man who entombed Verizon worker gets probation, anger management

Judge goes easy on Massachusetts man who locked a Verizon worker inside of an underground utility vault in 2013.

05/12/16

What? No Cisco McPartnersFace?

My first thought yesterday upon seeing that Cisco Partners was asking its Twitter audience to help name its new blog was, “What, have these people learned nothing from the Boaty McBoatface kerfuffle?”

05/12/16

Twitter #PassesNoteToFlightAttendant, geeky laughter ensues

Twitter #PassesNoteToFlightAttendant, geeky laughter ensues

Perhaps you noticed the story last week about an economics professor whose math scribblings prior to takeoff from Philadelphia alarmed a paranoid ninny sitting next to him.

05/10/16

How news was delivered aboard a cruise ship in 1998

How news was delivered aboard a cruise ship in 1998

Housecleaning yesterday unearthed this miniature 8-page publication called TimesFax, which was delivered to me by the New York Times aboard a cruise ship somewhere in the Caribbean on May 23, 1998.

05/09/16

Take a look at Boston’s runaway train barreling through two stops without a driver

Take a look at Boston’s runaway train barreling through two stops without a driver

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has released surveillance camera video of an unintentionally driverless Red Line train zipping through two commuter stops in December, a potential catastrophe triggered by the...

05/06/16

On Star Wars Day, Japan’s ANA gives new flight to franchise's iconic theme song

On Star Wars Day, Japan’s ANA gives new flight to franchise's iconic theme song

Star Wars Day – May 4th – brings out the creative sides of those who love the cinematic series and marketers who recognize a viral opportunity when they see one.

05/04/16

Geek-Themed Meme: Password shenanigans

Truth be told, I am not a model citizen when it comes to password management, so the sentiment behind this latest installment of “Geek-themed Meme of the Week” resonated with me.

05/03/16

Boston Globe publishes pictures taken by lawyer of suspect in famous art heist

The Boston Globe, whose Pulitzer-winning work behind the Oscar-honored movie “Spotlight” earned it a shout-out from President Obama this weekend, today is relying upon the photographic skills of a mobster’s attorney to illustrate a...

05/02/16

Yes, a weasel knocked out the Large Hadron Collider … but, no, a weasel is not a rodent

Yes, a weasel knocked out the Large Hadron Collider … but, no, a weasel is not a rodent

The worst part of this mistake – other than the pain caused to innocent weasels – is that it should have been avoided.

05/02/16

Weasel pops Large Hadron Collider

Weasel pops Large Hadron Collider

In a battle between a rodent and a 17-mile-long superconducting machine designed to smash protons, one might expect the rodent to fare poorly.

04/29/16

Man who hijacked HBO’s satellite signal 30 years ago would face far different fate today

Man who hijacked HBO’s satellite signal 30 years ago would face far different fate today

On April 27, 1986, a Florida man with workplace access to a satellite transmission dish – and a financial beef with HBO -- pulled off the kind of audacious stunt that were it to happen today would likely land him in prison for a long,...

04/27/16

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: Blame Game

Our next installment of “Geek-themed Meme of the Week” comes courtesy of the Twitter account of INE, Inc., and will be familiar to all network professionals.

04/26/16

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