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FEELING WARY: Steven M. Parente, executive vice president and director of retail banking for Bank Rhode Island, says the bank has taken steps to prevent scammers from tricking customers who use a peer-to-peer payment platform. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A bank phishing scam that hooks younger customers

The nightmare begins with a text message that appears to come from the bank, alerting the customer to a suspicious, unauthorized transaction. Thousands of dollars...

Thundermist awarded $128K federal grant for telehealth program

PROVIDENCE – A federal grant awarded to Thundermist Health Center last week will help fund telehealth services at the health care provider, which has...
A U.S. APPEALS COURT has upheld a FCC rollback of regulations pertaining to broadband internet commonly known as "net neutrality" rules. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

FCC’s gutting of Obama-era net neutrality rules upheld by court

WASHINGTON – A United States appeals court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to gut Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, handing a victory to broadband...
THE FCC authorized carriers to automatically identify and block unwanted robocalls by using analytics that home in on sources of large bursts of calls, or place calls of brief duration, or other means. The measure applies to both landline and wireless telephone systems. Above, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEFAN WERMUTH

The FCC just voted to stop `scourge’ of robocalls. Will it...

NEW YORK - The United States Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to help shield you from those unwanted telemarketers and scammers who warn...

Tribune files $1B suit against Sinclair as deal scrapped

NEW YORK -Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.’s bid to become a nationwide powerhouse collapsed as Tribune Media Co. withdrew from a planned merger that drew...

For Sinclair, ruling on TV limits may be too late for...

NEW YORK - A U.S. appeals court rejected on technical grounds a challenge to Federal Communications Commission ownership rules that could ease the path...

Sinclair and Tribune fall as FCC slams TV station sale plan

NEW YORK - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai questioned the legality of a controversial plan by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media...
NET NEUTRALITY regulations that barred broadband providers from slowing or blocking internet traffic expired Monday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JASON ALDEN

Net neutrality rules expire as backers turn to Congress, courts

NEW YORK - The Obama-era net neutrality regulations that barred broadband providers from slowing or blocking internet traffic expired Monday, a major milestone in a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order that requires internet service providers to adhere to the repealed federal standards of net neutrality in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Raimondo signs order requiring ISPs that bid with state to adhere...

PROVIDENCE – “A free and open internet is essential to our democracy and economy,” said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in a statement on Tuesday...
MARGOT SAUNDERS, senior counsel at the National Consumer Law Center of Boston, says many robocall violations go unchecked. / COURTESY NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER

Report: R.I. residents received over 59M robocalls in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Feel like you are getting more phone calls lately where you answer, there’s a pause and a prerecorded message starts delivering a...

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