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The Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Customers, employees, shareholders and taxpayers hate large corporations for many reasons. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a lengthy list of corporations for w...

AT&T: Pay Me, Screw Net Neutrality

Craig Aaron | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology
Craig Aaron

To use your phone to make video telephone calls, which could reduce the amount of voice minutes you need to buy from AT&T, you'll first need to pay AT&T more money for less data and unlimited voice minutes. What if you actually need more data? Get out your wallet, sucker.

Hackers Take Down AT&T Service For Some

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc said some business customers temporarily lost internet access because its network was targeted by unknown attackers on Wednesday....

Worst Lunch Break Ever? AT&T Techs Not Allowed To Read, Turn On Air-Condtioning, Suit Alleges

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

If an employee is not allowed to read, listen to music or use heat or air conditioning during a lunch break, can it still be considered a "break" from...

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 2

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If Verizon is allowed to close down the Public Switched Telephone Networks, stop building FiOS and takes over the wireless spectrum from the cable companies -- not to mention owning the 'gas -- the harms we have laid out will be the reality.

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 1

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If you use a cell phone, a wired connection or cable service including broadband, or internet, this impacts you -- from the price of services you pay for, or the choices you have, to even the speed and controls over these services from your providers.


AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about a strike by AT&T workers in California, Nevada and Connecticut, The Associated Press quoted Libby Sayre ...

The 10 Most Profitable U.S. Corporations Pay A Tiny, Tiny Tax Rate

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

While some of America's biggest corporations may complain that they pay too much in taxes, a recent analysis shows that many are actually getting off ...

AT&T: It's Curtains For 2G

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. said Friday that the shutdown of its second-generation, or "2G," wireless network will be complete by the end of 2016, a p...

AT&T's Shopping Spree Might Means Better Coverage For You

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity ...

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Verizon Reject Federal Funds To Close Digital Divide | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

To help close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission is offering phone companies millions of dollars to expand high-speed Internet ...

Could A New Data Plan Tear Your Family Apart?

Reuters | Sinead Carew | Posted 09.24.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Arguments around U.S. family dinner tables may soon go from who talked too much on the phone this ...

ALEC, Tech and the Telecom Wars: Killing America's Telecom Utilities

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

Written with David Rosen All eyes are on Salt Lake City Utah this week (July 23 to 28, 2012) as a group called ALEC, the American Legislative Excha...

The Arch Enemies of the Internet Defense League

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The answer to the question of which part of society should censor the Internet is: neither government nor industry. Both institutions can be equally dangerous to Internet users, but only one has the capacity to be a guarantor of rights if it so chooses.

AT&T Should Be Begging California for Forgiveness, Not Regulatory Relief

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T is asking the California legislature for a big favor. A new bill -- based on model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) would remove all regulations on voice-over-Internet services (VOIP).

Jason Gilbert

Verizon Vs. AT&T, Which New Data Plan Is Right For You | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology

In August, AT&T will follow Verizon's bold lead and introduce shared data plans, something that apparently is the future for mobile phone bills. V...

Race Against Time for an Arms Trade Treaty

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

As the final date of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference gets ever closer, there is an increasing willingness by States to aim at compromise to achieve a treaty. What is certain, though, is that States must not use the 'spectre' of consensus to conclude the conference with a weak treaty.

Fact vs. Fiction: Arms Trade Treaty and Gun Ownership in the U.S.

Amnesty International | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Amnesty International

That industry is estimated to exceed $60 billion annually and benefits immensely from the current free-for-all in the global trade in weapons and ammunition. Let's break down fact from fiction.

AT&T's Rumored FaceTime Fees Are Unfair -- and Unsurprising

Will Shanklin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Technology
Will Shanklin

The upcoming update to Apple's mobile operating system will allow you to use FaceTime over 3G (and likely LTE). Problem solved, right? Wrong.

Which New AT&T Plan Is Right For You?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

In late August, AT&T is introducing Mobile Share plans that let subscribers connect up to ten devices to a pooled data plan. Phones that are connected...

AT&T To Offer New Data Plans

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Following in Verizon's footsteps, AT&T Inc. said Wednesday that it will introduce wireless plans that let subscribers connect up...

Jason Gilbert

Nokia's Gorgeous Smartphone Is Now $50 -- Should You Buy One? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology

In slashing the price of the Lumia 900 to $49.99 this weekend, Nokia's gorgeous, super-intuitive Windows Phone is now -- as the poets at Gizmodo put i...

WATCH: "A Short Film About Guns"

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. The short film, directed by Minos Papas, features f...

AT&T Says It Won't Pursue $1 Million Phone Bill

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

IPSWICH, Mass. -- AT&T Inc. says it's dropping its legal fight against a Massachusetts businessman whose company was on the hook for a fraudulent mill...

Cellphone Companies See Spike In Requests To Monitor Users

Reuters | Jasmin Melvin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology

* Requests for cell phone records topped 1.3 mln last year * Markey says he is concerned about privacy By Jasmin Melvin ...