Electronics News

AT&T fined $25 million for privacy violations

April 9, 2015—AT&T will pay $25 million to Federal Communications Commission to settle charges that it violated consumer privacy. FCC says this is its largest privacy and data-security enforcement action to date.

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Related Department Briefs

Android vehicle? Not yet

Google released its Android Auto application programming interface (API) to the public in November 2014. Developers can start to adapt their Android mobile applications to be displayed on the screen of an automobile’s smart-entertainment system.

U.S. theaters ban wearables

In October 2014, Motion Picture Association of America and National Association of Theater Owners updated their policies to ban all wearable technology in theaters to prevent moviegoers from recording films.

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Electronics Recalls

Goal Zero cites fire hazard in battery-pack recall

Dec. 2, 2014—Goal Zero recalled its Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 rechargeable battery packs, because the product can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, which poses a fire hazard and risk of property damage.

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