Reporters threatened after revealing security hole

Telecoms companies involved in a US government scheme to provide an affordable phone service to the poor, have threatened reporters who found a security hole in their Lifeline phone system with charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

FCC defends Lifeline phone subsidy program

The Federal Communications Commission is defending its efforts to tighten up the rules for its Lifeline program, which subsidizes cellphones for people on low incomes.