FCC Proposes $120 Million Fine On Florida Robocall Scammer

The FCC on Thursday proposed a $120 million fine on a Florida resident alleged to have made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls to trick consumers with “exclusive” vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies. Reuters reports: The m…

The FCC on Thursday proposed a $120 million fine on a Florida resident alleged to have made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls to trick consumers with “exclusive” vacation deals from well-known travel and hospitality companies. Reuters reports: The man, identified as Adrian Abramovich, allegedly made 96 million robocalls during a three-month period by falsifying caller identification information that matched the local area code and the first three digits of recipient’s phone number, the FCC said. The calls, which were in violation of the U.S. telecommunications laws, offered vacation deals from companies such as Marriott International Inc, Expedia Inc, Hilton Inc and TripAdvisor Inc. Consumers who answered the calls were transferred to foreign call centers that tried to sell vacation packages, often involving timeshares. These call centers were not related to the companies, the FCC said.

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After being falsely labeled terrorist or drug trafficker, at least one Mainer gets payday in court

The jury ordered TransUnion to pay 8,185 people $7337.30 each for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as the company confused those customers with similarly named people on a government watch list.

The jury ordered TransUnion to pay 8,185 people $7337.30 each for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as the company confused those customers with similarly named people on a government watch list.

Hampden Historical Society launches Kinsley House renovation campaign

Hampden Historical Society board members on Tuesday launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to renovate the Martin Kinsley House at 83 Main Road South.

Hampden Historical Society board members on Tuesday launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to renovate the Martin Kinsley House at 83 Main Road South.

Alphabet Says Uber Knew About Stolen Self-Driving Car Files

In a Wednesday filing with a California court, Alphabet said a former self-driving executive Anthony Levandowski hatched a plan with Uber to steal more than 14,000 proprietary documents, including designs for the sensors that help the car see its surro…

In a Wednesday filing with a California court, Alphabet said a former self-driving executive Anthony Levandowski hatched a plan with Uber to steal more than 14,000 proprietary documents, including designs for the sensors that help the car see its surroundings. CNET reports: Alphabet says Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick, knew about the files but told Levandowski to destroy them. Uber has argued that it did not encourage or condone Levandowski taking any files from Waymo or bringing them to Uber, and has noted that his employment agreement affirmed he wouldn’t do that. The litigation between Alphabet and Uber has been reported as a primary reason Kalanick was forced to resign as Uber’s CEO Tuesday.

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Parking violation leads to arrest of Brunswick man for theft of dog’s ashes, other items

A Brunswick man whose illegal parking in Massachusetts connected him to a burglary there has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for receiving more than $10,000 in stolen property from a Brunswick burglary.

A Brunswick man whose illegal parking in Massachusetts connected him to a burglary there has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for receiving more than $10,000 in stolen property from a Brunswick burglary.

Lawsuit Accuses Comcast of Cutting Competitor’s Wires To Put It Out of Business

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A tiny Internet service provider has sued Comcast, alleging that the cable giant and its hired contractors cut the smaller company’s wires in order to take over its customer base. Telecom Cable LLC…

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A tiny Internet service provider has sued Comcast, alleging that the cable giant and its hired contractors cut the smaller company’s wires in order to take over its customer base. Telecom Cable LLC had “229 satisfied customers” in Weston Lakes and Corrigan, Texas when Comcast and its contractors sabotaged its network, the lawsuit filed last week in Harris County District Court said. Comcast had tried to buy Telecom Cable’s Weston Lakes operations in 2013 “but refused to pay what they were worth,” the complaint says. Starting in June 2015, Comcast and two contractors it hired “systematically destroyed Telecom’s business by cutting its lines and running off its customers,” the lawsuit says. Comcast destroyed or damaged the lines serving all Telecom Cable customers in Weston Lakes and never repaired them, the lawsuit claims. Telecom Cable owner Anthony Luna estimated the value of his business at about $1.8 million, which he is seeking to recover. He is also seeking other damages from Comcast and its contractors, including exemplary damages that under state statute could “amount to a maximum of twice the amount of economic damages, plus up to $750,000 of non-economic damages,” the complaint says. CourtHouse News Service has a story about the lawsuit, and it posted a copy of the complaint.

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President Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations

President Donald Trump ended a mystery of his own creation on Thursday that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks.

President Donald Trump ended a mystery of his own creation on Thursday that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks.

Harpswell crash breaks utility pole, power cut during repair

By Darcie Moore

Times Record Staff

HARPSWELLA Harpswell man allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and struck a utility pole along Route 123 in Harpswell Th…

By Darcie Moore
Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

A Harpswell man allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and struck a utility pole along Route 123 in Harpswell Thursday morning. 

The crash was reported at approximately 9:20 a.m.

According to Patrol Captain Scott Stewart, 27-year-old Timothy Gough of Harpswell was driving a 2004 Subaru Baja south on Route 123 when the crash occurred. 

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