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How Your Device Can Become A Mobile Spy Station

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

* Researchers hack into Verizon Wireless network extender * Use hacked device to spy on Verizon mobile communications * ...

Timothy Stenovec

Bad News Might Be Coming For Verizon And AT&T Customers

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill. That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile m...

The NSA and Verizon: Paranoid Delusions or an Assault on Your Rights?

Adam Banner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Adam Banner

Proponents of the domestic surveillance say the metadata collected is minimally invasive and is not personally identifiable. But how hard is it to determine endless information about a person based on his or her phone number and location?

Total Protection Government

David Bromwich | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The security policy of the U.S. government from Cheney to Obama has passed from secret surveillance of communications abroad to secret surveillance of all communications at home. In what stages did it happen? Some day the history will be written; for now, it is instructive to rehearse the facts. Five years ago, Barack Obama was a candidate for president who pledged to filibuster a congressional bill that offered amnesty to telecoms that illegally gave information on American customers to the government. When Obama backed down from that promise, he pledged, if elected, to have his attorney general investigate the surveillance of Americans and bring the laws of the land back within the limits of the fourth amendment. As it turned out, he made Eric Holder his attorney general, and the security policy of the Obama administration came to be defined by harsh prosecution of whistleblowers who revealed the facts of illegal searches and seizures.

Government Offers Verizon Bundling Package to Steal Your Information Three Times as Fast

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Obama Administration is offering a brand new bundling service to American citizens through Verizon that is guaranteed to steal your personal information at three times the normal speed.

Jason Gilbert

Stick It To Your Cell Phone Carrier AND Donate To Charity At The Same Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

Everyone in America hates their phone bill and wishes it was lower. And most everyone in America, too, likes the idea of giving a little money to char...

Hurricane Sandy Was A HUGE Loss For Verizon

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications group Verizon Communications Inc posted a $1.93 billion quarterly loss on pension liabili...

Verizon Urged To Halt Boy Scouts' Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

A newly-launched Change.org petition is urging Verizon to follow in the footsteps of UPS and the Intel Foundation in withdrawing corporate sponsorship...

America's Least Favorite Cell Phone Company

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

AT&T has done it again. For the third year in a row, the telecommunications company was named the worst major cell phone service provider in Consum...

Verizon Co-Owners To Unwrap $8.5 Billion Holiday Present

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey (AP) — Verizon Wireless said Monday that it will pay a dividend of $8.5 billion next month to its owners, Verizon Communic...

Woman Slammed With Huge Bill While Phone Was Allegedly Off

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

It turns out roaming charges really can roam. Maria Francis, a Sacramento woman, says she turned off her cell phone while on a cruise abroad and st...

Half a Loaf Is Not Enough: The DOJ's Approval of a Cable Cartel Will Harm Consumers

David Balto | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

The FCC had the opportunity to protect consumers by requiring more effective conditions, closing the loopholes created by the DOJ's inconsistent proposed final judgment, and imposing FiOS build-out conditions.

Which Company Has The Best Unlimited Data Plan?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology

Two smaller wireless companies, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, announced unlimited-data offerings this week as they try to compete with AT&T and Verizon. It m...

More Than an Appliance: Verizon, the FCC and our Digital Future

Susan Crawford | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology
Susan Crawford

For the connection speeds Americans will need to work, study, build the next great company or just watch the next great movie online, more than 75 percent of us will have just one choice: the local cable monopolist.

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.

FCC Ruling Will Save Verizon Wireless Customers Big Bucks

Joel Kelsey | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a decision that could save millions of Verizon Wireless subscribers up to $240 a year.

FCC: Verizon Not Allowed To Block Tethering Apps

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first move of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said it's accepting a $1.25 million settlement from ...

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Verizon Reject Federal Funds To Close Digital Divide

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

Customers Still Flocking To Verizon

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc., parent of the country's largest cellphone carrier, on Thursday said its net income rose 13 percent in t...

Broadband Wars, Verizon NJ Update: Kick the Wireless Cantenna?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.

Verizon's New Plans: Good for Gabby Families and Bad for Data Hungry Singles

Larry Magid | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The good news is that you can now share buckets of data across devices and there are no limits on voice calls and text messages. The bad news is that it's likely to cost more for people with only a single device.

Verizon-Cable Monopoly Would Kill Jobs

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Larry Cohen

Eliminating competition undoubtedly sounds like a great plan in the corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street. But the rest of us continue to struggle with job insecurity, hard times and severe cuts in essential services.

Verizon's New Family Plans Unveiled

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless is undertaking a massive overhaul of its prices by raising fees for data services...