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  • AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the US

    06/26/2018 7:11:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    techcrunch ^ | Taylor Hatmaker
    AT&T data facilities in the U.S. are regarded as high-value sites to the NSA for giving the agency direct “backbone” access to raw data that passes through, including emails, web browsing, social media and any other form of unencrypted online activity. The NSA uses the web of eight AT&T hubs for a surveillance operation code-named FAIRVIEW, a program previously reported by The New York Times. The program, first established in 1985, “involves tapping into international telecommunications cables, routers, and switches” and only coordinates directly with AT&T and not the other major U.S. mobile carriers. AT&T’s deep involvement with the NSA...
  • Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Walt Disney

    06/13/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steven Zeitchik
    Comcast made a stunning $65 billion bid Wednesday for 21st Century Fox in what is expected to be the first of many attempts to buy up pieces of the entertainment world in the wake of AT&T’s decisive legal victory over the government to buy Time Warner. Comcast’s offer sets up a battle of wills between two of the most dominant and deep-pocketed entertainment companies in the world — Walt Disney and Comcast, the nation’s leading cable company which already owns Universal Studios and NBC. Comcast’s offer is about 19 percent higher than what Disney offered late last year. But the...
  • Federal judge clears AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner with no conditions

    06/12/2018 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/12/2018 | Sara Salinas
    AT&T announced that it was buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion in October 2016. The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers. The outcome of the trial could have implications for future deals in the telecom and media industries, as well as vertical mergers, where companies combine with their suppliers. A federal judge said Tuesday that AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, clearing the path for a deal that gives...
  • AT&T CEO says hiring Michael Cohen was ‘big mistake'

    05/13/2018 6:35:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    aol ^ | May 11th 2018 | DENIS SLATTERY
    Hiring Michael Cohen was a “big mistake,” AT&T’s CEO told employees in an internal memo sent out Friday morning. Randall Stephenson, the telecom giant’s top boss, characterized the unusual arrangement made with President Trump’s beleaguered personal lawyer as a “serious misjudgment,” but made sure to assure his workers that the deal was on the up-and-up. “There is no other way to say it — AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake,” Stephenson wrote. “To be clear, everything we did was done according to the law and entirely legitimate. But the fact is, our past association...
  • Russian Oligarch Who Allegedly Paid Michael Cohen Is Linked to Clinton Foundation & John Podesta

    05/08/2018 10:31:29 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05-08-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Stormy Daniels’ attorney claimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 from a company controlled by a Russian oligarch, deposited into an account for a company also used to pay off the adult film actress. Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, also detailed other transactions he said were suspicious, including deposits from drug giant Novartis, the state-run Korea Aerospace Industries, and AT&T — which confirmed it paid Cohen’s company for “insights” into the Trump administration.
  • Sprint and T-Mobile to combine in deal that could reshape the U.S. wireless landscape

    04/29/2018 5:23:58 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04-29-2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — T-Mobile and Sprint have struck a deal that could reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, bringing it down to three major cellphone companies. T-Mobile on Sunday closed a $26.5 billion agreement that merges the phone company with Sprint, upping Sprint’s market value to $6.62 per share, CNBC reported.
  • Carter Page to update his lawsuits against the press after Nunes memo release

    02/02/2018 8:52:50 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 2, 2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page said Friday he will be updating his slander lawsuits against various news organizations in light of the release of the Nunes memo, and hailed the release of that memo as a way to "repair" U.S. democracy. In a statement to the Washington Examiner, Page he is looking forward updating his “pending legal action in opposition," but wasn't more specific. Page’s remarks were in response to the release of a classified and controversial memo that shows the so-called Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...
  • AT&T to Lay Off American Workers While Continuing to Import Foreign Labor

    12/28/2017 2:32:44 PM PST · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Multinational telecommunications conglomerate AT&T is expected to lay off more than 1,000 American workers, including those in the Midwest and South, while the company continues importing foreign workers. This week, AT&T announced that it would be laying off roughly 600 Americans across the Midwest, according to AppleInsider. Additionally, the company will lay off about 700 American workers with the AT&T subsidiary DirectTV and another 700 workers in the Texas and Missouri regions. This month, AT&T also laid off about 215 American workers in nine southern states. Overall, according to AppleInsider, the layoffs are impacting Americans in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland,...
  • Hundreds of metro AT&T employees laid off just before Christmas

    12/23/2017 4:19:34 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    FOX4kc ^ | 12/20/2017 | FOX4kc
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- AT&T has announced layoff’s affecting people in five states, including Missouri. Just days before Christmas, hundreds of people in the metro found out they will be out of jobs come Jan. 4. On Dec. 16, the company announced a surplus affecting an estimated 600 employees in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The workers affected are both indoor and outdoor technicians. Many of the layoffs in the metro area affect Direct TV technicians and employees at a local call center. On Thursday, leaders of the Local 6360 Union held a meeting to offer help and...
  • These companies are handing out big rewards to their workers over tax bill

    12/20/2017 4:41:20 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 24 replies
    Some of America’s biggest companies are launching new initiatives to benefit employees after the GOP-led House of Representatives approved the largest tax reform bill in three decades this week. The $1.5 billion tax bill reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and changes the way the U.S. government taxes companies that also operate internationally. The new plan, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump by January at the latest, is being hailed as a major victory for corporations and wealthy Americans. FOX Business breaks down how employees at some major companies are benefitting from the...
  • AT&T: $1 Billion In Capital Spending And $1000 Bonuses For More Than 200,000 U.S. Employees (Win)

    12/20/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12-20-2017 | John Carney
    AT&T plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the U.S. in 2018 and pay a special bonus of $1,000 to more than 200,000 U.S. employees once the Republican tax reform bill is signed into law. “If the President signs the bill before Christmas, employees will receive the bonus over the holidays,” AT&T said in a press release Wednesday. The company said the bonus payments will go to union-represented, non-management, and front-line managers. In other words, the working men and women who President Donald Trump has promised will be helped by the tax reform bill.(snip)
  • AT&T is giving $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees after tax bill

    12/20/2017 12:02:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/20/2017 | Anita Balakrishnan | Ari Levy
    AT&T is paying bonuses of $1,000 to more than 200,000 U.S. employees. AT&T's CEO said it was in response to tax reform. The House of Representatives on Wednesday sent tax reform legislation to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it soon. AT&T to invest $1 billion following tax reform passage AT&T to invest $1 billion in capital spending following tax reform passage 20 Mins Ago | 03:21 AT&T was quick to respond to news of U.S. tax reform, announcing it would give some employees bonuses once the law is official. The telecom giant said in a press release...
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike hanging up on pay phones

    11/28/2017 8:17:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 9, 2017 | Jason Cato
    Finding a pay phone along the Pennsylvania Turnpike is no easy task, with fewer than three dozen spread over the 360-mile span, plus its extensions. Soon, it will be impossible. “Slowly, we have been eliminating the pay phones as construction work takes place at the interchanges,” said Renee Colborn, a turnpike spokeswoman. “Approximately 15 pay phones have been eliminated this year, which leaves a total of 28 pay phones at various locations.”The culprit behind the pay phone's demise along the turnpike is the same as elsewhere: the cellphone. For that same reason, turnpike officials in September began removing more than...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • AT&T Warns Investors of Heavy Q3 DirecTV Subscriber Losses

    10/12/2017 12:38:04 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 73 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/11/17 | Cynthia Littleton
    AT&T will report heavy subscriber losses at DirecTV in its third-quarter earnings later this month, bleeding that the telco giant chalked up to heightened competition in the pay-TV arena and the wallop of the summer hurricane season. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Wednesday, AT&T said it would post a net loss of 90,000 traditional video subscribers for the quarter, offset by the addition of nearly 300,000 subscribers to its DirecTV Now streaming service. AT&T reports its third-quarter earnings on Oct. 24. As MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett observed, the net loss means DirecTV is losing about 390,000 traditional...
  • Trump’s Warning: An AT&T/Time Warner Merger, Dangerous

    09/22/2017 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    (Snip) Unfortunately, the power of these biased corporate media giants may only get more powerful under the pending mega-merger of AT&T and CNN’s parent company, Time Warner. President Trump said last year that this deal would put “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” and promised to block it; yet there’s been dangerously little attention paid to a corporate marriage that would make two massive global media conglomerates even bigger.  Grassroots conservatives remain hopeful that President Trump remembers his campaign pledge to stop this deal. (Snip) These companies already have tremendous power and influence – and a combination...
  • Comcast Xfinity Sees Huge Subscriber Loss, Shares Plunge

    09/13/2017 6:08:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 10 Sep 2017
    Comcast, the parent company of MSNBC, saw its shares plunge this past week as the company said it expected a record drop-off of subscribers for its Xfinity cable and internet service. The selloff of shares began on Thursday when Matthew Strauss, a Comcast vice-president for Xfinity, told a Merrill Lynch media conference that the company was bracing for a dramatic loss of 100,000 to 150,000 subscribers in the third quarter of this year. Shares had closed Wednesday at over $41 a share, but Thursday’s announcement led to a 7 percent price decline -- the biggest drop in share price since...
  • Trump's beef with CNN could spill over into AT&T's $85B deal with Time Warner

    07/07/2017 2:26:28 PM PDT · by bigbob · 24 replies
    Bizjournals ^ | 7-7-17 | Anthony Noto
    President Donald Trump's threat to block the $85 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner has yet to materialize. Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes even scoffed at the notion back in May. However, that could soon change due to the adverse relationship between the White House and Time Warner-owned CNN. President Trump’s reposting of an altered wrestling video was celebrated by its creator on Reddit. Enlarge President Trump’s reposting of an altered wrestling video was celebrated by its creator… more Recall how CNN was recently hit with a $100 million lawsuit after it retracted a story detailing how Senate...
  • CNN and @AnaCabrera are tripling down on threatening Reddit user!! Wow

    07/05/2017 11:35:53 AM PDT · by catnipman · 67 replies
    CNN via twitter ^ | 7/5/2017 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN and @AnaCabrera are tripling down on threatening Reddit user!! Wow
  • Ted Cruz: CNN May Have Broken Georgia Law

    07/05/2017 9:33:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/05/2017
    According to Senator Ted Cruz, CNN’s threats to dox the Reddit user who created the Trump wrestling CNN video could be a violation of Georgia law. CNN discovered the identity of the Reddit user who made the video and essentially threatened to reveal his identity if he continued to post unsavory content. Cruz said if CNN tracked down the Reddit user through his IP address and then used that information to threaten him, they could be in violation of a Georgia law. CNN headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA. The GA Code explains that someone could be guilty of “Theft...