HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Working on the last $8k! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $79,674
Woo hoo!! And now less than $8.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: verizon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Security flaw makes every Android device on AT&T and Verizon's wireless vulnerable

    10/17/2015 8:27:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Neowin.net ^ | Saturday, October 17, 2015 | By Manish Singh
    A newly found security flaw could be affecting every Android device on AT&T or Verizon’s wireless network, according to an advisory posted by the Carnegie Mellon University CERT database. The vulnerability in question targets LTE wireless networks and takes advantage of the way some US carriers have implemented the technology on their respective networks. Users on T-Mobile network are reportedly not affected. A group of South Korean researchers, on Friday, reported about a vulnerability that puts a large pool of Android devices -- every version of Android including Marshmallow -- in the United States at risk. If exploited, attackers...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.
  • AZ: Second Amendment Friendly Verizon Store

    03/31/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I had been meaning to update my phone for a long time.  I probably should have done it four years ago.  Finally, circumstances pushed me to do this necessary task.   Due, in part, to the insane federal restrictions on gun mufflers, I have suffered significant hearing loss.   I wanted certain technological inclusions with any hearing aids that I would use, and technology has caught up to my desires.  My audiologist and I came up with a solution that met my requirements, but the phone that matched up best was Apple's iPhone.  So I went from a five year old...
  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:00:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    washington Post ^ | February 27 at 6:30 AM | By Brian Fung
    <p>Why won't they release the rules?!?!</p> <p>It's been less than 24 hours since the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve strict new regulations on Internet providers, but that's the leading question coming from its critics.</p> <p>Conservatives are demanding that the FCC release a full copy of the regulations that it's planning to impose on companies such as Comcast and Verizon — and taking the agency's silence as evidence of a cover-up. Readers of an FCC blog post  have suspiciously mused that "these new regulations should have been published by now." It's much the same over on Twitter.</p>
  • Verizon Turns 'Zombie Cookie' into an Option

    02/01/2015 7:41:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The zombie cookie means that even if a user deletes the UIDH, it's still highly possible third parties could undelete the tracker without the consent of the users so it continues to show ads that would interest the user. Verizon has already addressed this before but noted users can opt out of the UIDH but can never delete it. "We listen to our customers and provide them the ability to opt out of our advertising programs. We have begun working to expand the opt-out to include the identifier referred to as the UIDH, and expect that to be available soon....
  • Mika: Providers 'Shouldn't be Charging' for Aviation Wifi

    11/26/2014 5:25:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When the revolution comes, everything will be free! Mika Brzezinski gave us today some good insight into the liberal mind when it comes to economics. The Morning Joe host was reacting today to news that for Thanksgiving, Verizon will be giving travelers free wifi in flight and at several airports around the country. Mocked Mika: "thank you so much for something you shouldn't be charging us for anyway." View the video here.
  • Verizon Settles for $7.4 Million After Failing to Notify Customers of Privacy Rights

    09/03/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    Time.com ^ | Sept 4, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    The FCC said about 2 million new customers weren't given a notice about opting out of disclosing their personal info for marketing purposes Verizon will pay $7.4 million to settle charges the company failed to give about 2 million new customers the choice to opt out of allowing their personal information to be used in marketing campaigns, government regulators announced Wednesday. Federal regulators found Verizon failed to send privacy opt-out notices to some new customers as early as 2006. Verizon officials failed to discover the error until Sept. 2012, then waited 126 days before notifying the Federal Communications Commission about...
  • Verizon DSL Price Hike [versus Comcast]

    07/04/2014 12:55:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 21 replies
    Like the poster at the link, I am currently a Verizon Phone/DSL customer in Massachusetts and just received an email from Verizon stating that they will be raising my bill by $3/month, which already costs 76.00 with taxes, as we currently pay $59.99 for Verizon Freedom Essentials (unlimited nationwide + Canada and PR calling) and "High Speed Internet Enhanced" (approx. 6.50 Mbps speed at my location). No TV is included or needed. However, after i moved less than a 1/2 mile from where I was my Internet speed was approx. cut in half, from around 12 mbps to approx. 6,50....
  • Home Phone Connect Query

    07/04/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT · by bboop · 34 replies
    Self | July 4, 2014 | self
    Does anybody have Verizon Home Phone Connect, and if you do, how do you like it? and do you find it useful? We are concerned that if we get it, our Verizon DSL might be impacted. It would be great to cut our home landline contract, but we're worried about losing the DSL. Thanks. Loving my FReeper FRiends. Happy Fourth of July.
  • NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract

    06/27/2014 3:08:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 10:49 AM EDT
    The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday. The New York-based company has for years provided Internet services to a number of government departments, although not to German security agencies, said Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate. […] German authorities were particularly irked by reports that the NSA had targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel. Berlin has also proposed building more secure networks in Europe to avoid having to rely on American Internet companies that manage much of the electronic traffic circulating the globe. …
  • T-Mobile’s CEO: AT&T and Verizon Are ‘Raping You’

    06/19/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 55 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Stampler
    Just the latest in John Legere's history of madcap soundbites T-Mobile CEO John Legere is hardly known for speaking delicately, but his most recent outburst, at a Wednesday press event, might take the proverbial profanity cake. Business Insider reports that Legere had harsh words for competitors AT&T and Verizon. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f—ers hate you.”
  • The FCC Issues its Proposal On Net Neutrality; Protesters Are Tossed from Hearing

    05/17/2014 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/17/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As spring unfolds here in the Northern Hemisphere, the future of the free and open Internet hangs in the balance. As such, I strongly believe everyone should have at least some understanding of what is at stake. When most people hear or read the words “net neutrality” their eyes glaze over with a feeling of confusion and despair: “I can’t remember, am I supposed to be for or against this?” This is exactly how the lawyers and lobbyists in D.C. want it, but unless the citizenry is informed we could lose the...
  • Verizon loses wireless phone customers, gains tablet users, posts $4B profit

    04/25/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 3 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 4/24/14 | Bill Hethcock
    Verizon Communications Inc. reported its fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage growth in operating income, but lost cell phone subscribers, according to an earnings report released by the country's largest wireless carrier on Thursday. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) said it lost about 138,000 net postpaid phone customers in the first quarter, but more than offset that loss by adding 634,000 tablet users. The telecom titan’s profit more than doubled to $3.95 billion in the first quarter, and its revenue rose 5 percent to $30.8 billion, compared to the first quarter of 2013. New York-based Verizon is a major force in North...
  • NEW Conservative News channel on Verizon NOW!

    03/24/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Kit cat · 109 replies
    oann.com ^ | 03/24/2014 | Kit Cat
  • Verizon defends decision to offer incest and child themed porn on video-on-demand

    03/20/2014 3:57:53 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Broadband and telecommunications giant Verizon is under fire for defending its decision to provide hard-core porn titles with child and incest themes. The company was included in the 2014 Dirty Dozen List of pornography’s leading facilitators, compiled by Morality in Media (MIM), a national organization that opposes pornography. According to MIM, lewd titles like “I Banged My Stepdad,” “Mom, Daughter and Me,” and “Pigtail Teens Pounded” are just some of the many offerings featured on Verizon’s FIOS video on-demand service. In a letter to MIM, Verizon’s Associate Director for Advertising and Content Standards John P. Artney defended...
  • Verizon's Circular Menu Prevents Customers from Connecting

    02/14/2014 12:12:40 PM PST · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Verizon Online | 12/14/14 | vanity
    I recently upgraded my Verizon cell phone because the one I was using had been discontinued. As part of the change I received a note that I could apply for a $50 rebate through Verizon. I did so, after searching online for the form which was not provided by Verizon. I completed the form and returned it with all the receipts. I have received back via email a denial because I "did not provide the sales receipt or bar code." I did provide them. So I tried calling Verizon to get this corrected. You cannot call Verizon. To call Verizon...
  • Verizon to close 2 local contact centers (Over 5,000 layoffs overall in 5 places)

    02/12/2014 10:24:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 12, 2014 | Deborah M. Todd and Mark Belko
    About 1,000 local jobs will be affected when Verizon Wireless closes its customer contact centers in Cranberry and Warrendale in May as part of a national realignment of 5,000 employees, the company announced Wednesday. Verizon Wireless said a total of five customer contact centers will close in May. For the 1,000 local customer service employees affected, options are to apply for other positions locally, to relocate to one of 26 out-of-state customer contact centers or to accept a severance package. Employees eligible for out-of-state relocation will receive a $10,000 relocation assistance package. The company also is offering employees seeking to...
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • HHS swapping Verizon with Hewlett-Packard for Healthcare.gov

    11/27/2013 6:10:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    The Department of Health and Human Services has tapped Hewlett-Packard to replace Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary as the Web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace that has had a troubled rollout since launching in October. A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services division confirmed the move Wednesday but noted that the change in providers had been contracted well before the website launched. "As we think about the overall performance and functionality of the site, redundancy is a critical part of our planning and we are working to ensure it in all aspects of the system,"...
  • U.S. justices reject call to review intelligence court action on phone records

    11/18/2013 10:59:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2013 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would not review a ruling by a secretive intelligence court that authorized government access to millions of Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) phone-call records.
  • Verizon workers stop Flushing rape, chase down suspect

    11/09/2013 11:43:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Queens Courier ^ | Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:34 AM EST | Melissa Chan
    Three Queens-bred heroes thwarted a rape in Flushing last week by chasing, catching and sitting on the attacker until cops arrived. Verizon technicians Michael Popowich, Anthony Howley and John Gilday were finishing up a job at 150-24 Northern Boulevard on October 30 when they saw a man lurking across the street around noon. They said the alleged assailant, identified by police as 53-year-old Young Song, ran up to a woman who was leaving a corner café and put his hand on her waist. …
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • Contract vs. Prepaid wireless, what to do ?

    10/16/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by kyperman · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brian X Chen
    Prepaid phone plans, where you pay the full price for a cellphone and then pay lower monthly rates without a contract, seem to offer what most budget-conscious people want. So why haven’t they really caught on?
  • Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

    09/19/2013 6:42:01 AM PDT · by shego · 54 replies
    SaveTheInternet ^ | 9/18/13 | Timothy Karr
    Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn't worry you, it should. The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content. And in court last Monday, Verizon lawyer Helgi Walker made the company's intentions all too clear, saying the company wants to prioritize those websites and services that are willing to shell out for better access. She also admitted that the company would like to block online content from those companies or individuals that don't pay Verizon's tolls.......
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • Is Your Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices.. Worry Privacy Advocates

    07/28/2013 10:41:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    IBT ^ | July 26 2013 | Christopher Zara
    Pay-TV providers like Verizon and tech giants like Microsoft are developing devices that can monitor our behaviors as we watch TV and play games. “Watching the watchers” is taking on a whole new meaning. News that Google .. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have the ability to track our movements, record our voices and monitor our behaviors? Should cable providers and tech companies be allowed to collect such information without our consent? Lawmakers and privacy...
  • How America's Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State

    07/26/2013 7:28:22 AM PDT · by Dysart · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7--25-13 | Michael Hirsh
    They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades.BREAKIn an interview with National Journal, former NSA Director Michael Hayden indirectly confirmed Microsoft’s involvement. “This is a home game for us,” Hayden says. “Are we not going to take advantage that so much of it goes through Redmond, Washington? Why would we not turn the most powerful telecommunications and computing management structure on the planet to our use?” Most of this co-opting of the private sector has happened with the full-throated support of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, again behind...
  • Secret court OKs continued US phone surveillance

    07/20/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT · by Earthdweller · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/20/2013 | LARA JAKES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. intelligence court renewed an order Friday to continue forcing Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millions of telephone records to the government each day in its search for foreign terror or espionage suspects. The order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been in place for years but must be renewed every three months. It was exposed in June after former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden leaked details of two top secret U.S. surveillance programs that critics say violate privacy rights. The order was set to expire Friday, and its renewal...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program

    06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal. Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic...
  • Report: Verizon Built Separate Fiber-Optic Line Linked Directly to US Government (Video)

    06/15/2013 6:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Verizon reportedly set up a fiber-optic line linked directly to the US government. The Cashing In panel weighed in on this controversial discovery today. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Business Insider reported on the fiber-optic line: James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times — who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for this story on the NSA gaining the cooperation of U.S. telecommunications companies to obtain backdoor access to customer data — mentioned a detail from 2007 (emphasis ours): In Virginia, a telecommunications consultant reported, Verizon had set up a dedicated fiber-optic line running from New Jersey to Quantico, Va., home...
  • So Why Didn't NSA Catch The Tsarnaev Brothers?

    06/13/2013 4:43:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies
    Security: With the director of national intelligence defending a program he told Congress didn't exist, the Patriot Act's author says this isn't the targeted surveillance intended and warns of losing needles in a too-big haystack. Edward Snowden is quite possibly a traitor, but we have been caught in a Prism of our own making, outsourcing our national security to 29-year-old unstable contractors, one of nearly 500,000 employees of private firms with access to the government's most sensitive secrets. Perhaps if we were doing the targeted surveillance envisioned by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when he wrote the Patriot Act, we wouldn't...
  • Rand Paul: Big Brother Really Is Watching Us

    06/12/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2013 | RAND PAUL
    Monitoring hundreds of millions of phone records is an extraordinary invasion of privacy. When Americans expressed outrage last week over the seizure and surveillance of Verizon's client data by the National Security Agency, President Obama responded: "In the abstract, you can complain about Big Brother . . . but when you actually look at the details, I think we've struck the right balance." How many records did the NSA seize from Verizon? Hundreds of millions. We are now learning about more potential mass data collections by the government from other communications and online companies. These are the "details," and few...
  • Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

    06/11/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Fred · 18 replies
    US News ^ | 61113 | Steven Nelson
    Former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman amended an existing lawsuit against Verizon and a slew of Obama administration officials Monday to make it the first class-action lawsuit in response to the publication of a secret court order instructing Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of American customers on an "ongoing, daily basis." Klayman told U.S. News he will file a second class-action lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia targeting government officials and each of the nine companies listed in a leaked National Security Agency slideshow as participants in the government's PRISM...
  • MUST SEE THIS VIDEO!!! "Biden Says Don't Trust a Spying President" (2006)

    06/11/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 14 replies
    Fox News Special Report/BretBaier ^ | June 11, 2013 | Joe Biden
    On Special Report with Bret Baier, a video of Joe Biden from May 12, 2006 was discussed. In this video, Biden told us to not trust a president who spys.
  • AUDIO: Mark Levin explains the founders perspective on search and seizure

    06/11/2013 6:19:09 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 47 replies
    The RightScoop ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mark Levin
    Some are using the founders to justify the current NSA programs, but Mark Levin, in an excellent monologue, disagrees and sets the record straight on what the founders actually thought about search and seizure as they drafted and argued over the Constitution.
  • NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

    06/11/2013 5:16:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 5 June 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama

    06/11/2013 12:10:40 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 14 replies
    Verizon Wireless ^ | 06/11/2013 | ealgeone
    FYI....Verizon's Privacy Policy regarding information shared outside of the Verizon Family of Companies.
  • 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.
  • Did Verizon build a fiber optic cable to give feds access?

    06/11/2013 8:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/11/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    That's the allegation contained in a class action lawsuit, and it was reported by no less than the New York Times in 2007.  Business Insider noted this and other troubling information on the possible magnitude of NSA spying on Americans. Over the weekend James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times - who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for this story on the NSA gaining the cooperation of U.S. telecommunications companies to obtain backdoor access to customer data - mentioned a detail from 2007 (emphasis ours):In Virginia, a telecommunications consultant reported, Verizon had set up a dedicated fiber-optic line running from New Jersey to...
  • Verizon’s Top Secret Deal With Pentagon Was Made Public in Regular, Annual Filing With SEC.

    06/10/2013 1:13:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 6/10/13 | Ira Stoll
    Verizon, the phone company whose disclosure of customer data to the federal government is at the center of the furor over cooperation by technology companies with top-secret national security programs, has offered a precise, clear, but little-noticed public explanation of why it did what it did. The Verizon explanation is not in the vague and cryptic memo the company issued last week after the Guardian exposed its program. It came, instead, in the company’s annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, included in Verizon’s annual report to shareholders.
  • Few Options For Online Users To Avoid Spying, Experts Say

    06/10/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 10, 2013 | Lindsay Wise
    WASHINGTON -- What can people do to protect their privacy from massive data-mining efforts by U.S. and other intelligence services? The answer is not much, short of going off the grid completely.
  • Military Told Not To Read Obama-Scandal News

    06/10/2013 5:54:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    WND ^ | June 10, 2013 | Gina Loudon
    President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.”
  • Can Obama blame Congress if it didn't know about April FISA Court ruling? (Verizon/Snowden/NSA

    06/09/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    6/9/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    How can Obama blame Congress if the April FISA ruling concerned Verizon, and if it was a secret ruling until the Snowden leak (that is if Edward Snowden did leak it)? I mean, if it WAS until recently a secret, how could Congress have known and thus possibly be to blame for any part of this?
  • Keep Your Hands off My Cell Phone

    06/09/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Scary. Unacceptable. This is not America. Those are some of the comments that I have heard about the revelations regarding government snooping on our cell phones. The statement that one man made that something is wrong with you if you don’t think something is askew here -- that would be about right. If you are not upset about this situation then you are clueless. There is a dangerous extension of government that no true American could possibly endorse or accept. Our government has no right to randomly rummage through our cell phone or email records. If you think that the...
  • Hello. This is Verizon Customer Service. Press #1 for English, #2 for Spanish and #3 for Obama.

    06/09/2013 5:15:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Doug Giles
    I just got back from hunting buffalo in Zimbabwe for the last two weeks. It’s always a pleasure for me to go beyond the pavement, where the cell phones don’t work, and I can’t go online and there isn’t a television that functions within a sixty-mile radius. Yep, when I’m hunting out in the African bush, or in an Alaskan swamp, or I’m out of cell phone range crushing some mahi in the Atlantic, I truly enjoy the technological fast from my Mac book, my iPhone and my TV. That said, while I’m disconnected from the digital crap I cannot...
  • NSA Surveillance Van Sighted in My Neighborhood....

    06/08/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Imgur ^ | 6/8/2013 | ImgUr
  • Verizon security chief used to be high level official at FBI

    06/08/2013 2:31:27 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 06/07/2013 | Josh Peterson
    The current chief of security of Verizon, a company embroiled in controversy over the recent revelation of a secret government domestic spy program, is a former high level official in the FBI.
  • Obama in Silicon Valley: Gov’t Should Help Build Broadband Infrastructure Like It Helps Build Roads

    06/08/2013 5:42:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 7, 2013 - 2:59 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking at a fundraising dinner held in Silicon Valley for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday night, President Barack Obama said that the government should play a critical role in creating the nation’s “broadband” infrastructure—a role similar to the one the government plays in building roads and bridges. “[G]overnment has a critical role to play in funding science and research, in creating the infrastructure—not only the old infrastructure of roads and bridges and ports, but the new infrastructure of smartgrids and broadband,” Obama said. Broadband is the medium through which many Americans now get Internet access delivered to their...