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Verizon, Other ISPs Won’t Say How Badly They Plan to Fuck You Over Now

HARDWARE December 19, 2017 0 Comments

Now that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission has decided to toss a massive favor to their friends in the telecom industry and revoke open internet rules, there may soon be no regulatory barrier preventing ISPs from implementing paid prioritization schemes or outright blocking or censoring competitors. It’s okay, though! They say they won’t do it. Er, actually, it’s more like none…

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Verizon Downplays Impact Of Customer Data Exposure

Technology June 9, 2017 0 Comments

How The Data Was Exposed According to Verizon, a Nice Systems employee put information about some of its customers on an Amazon S3 storage server, that allowed external access. The data could have been downloaded by anyone who had access to that public S3 address. However, Verizon said that this was done in error and wasn’t intentional. According to Privacy International, Nice Systems…

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Contrary to Early Reports Verizon’s AppFlash Isn’t Actually Spyware

Technology April 20, 2017 0 Comments

Bloodthirsty internet service providers wasted no time rolling out invasive spyware in the wake of internet privacy deregulation — or so it seemed for a few hours. Earlier today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation — a digital advocacy organization — released a statement claiming that Verizon was rolling out a launcher feature called AppFlash that was little more than thinly veiled…

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Verizon Wireless Reportedly Caps Netflix, YouTube Data Speeds

Technology March 24, 2017 0 Comments

Verizon Wireless doesn’t have a great sense of timing. Shortly after tech companies, digital rights organizations, and individuals banded together in support of net neutrality, the wireless network provider has reportedly capped data transfer speeds from video services like Netflix and YouTube. The Verge reported that several Reddit users have complained about Verizon Wireless capping Netflix data transfer speeds. We were able…

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Verizon will now come to your house to fix your cracked phone screen, you derelict slob

Smartphones February 5, 2017 0 Comments

Good news, Verizon customers, and irresponsible phone owners everywhere. If you finally feel the need to repair your pathetic, cracked phone screen (after being turned down by yet another date because of it), you won’t even have to leave your house—if you live in the right area, that is. As part of its Total Mobile Protection device insurance plan, Verizon…

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Verizon will now come to your house to fix your cracked phone screen, you irresponsible slob

Smartphones January 11, 2017 0 Comments

Good news, Verizon customers, and irresponsible phone owners everywhere. If you finally feel the need to repair your pathetic, cracked phone screen (after being turned down by yet another date because of it), you won’t even have to leave your house—if you live in the right area, that is. As part of its Total Mobile Protection device insurance plan, Verizon…

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Here’s why you should buy your Pixel phone from Google and not Verizon

Technology October 4, 2016 0 Comments

Google kind of lied at its Pixel and Pixel XL event earlier in the week when it announced the new Android phones would be exclusive to Verizon. That’s not true. You can also buy them unlocked from Google directly, either at full price or paid in monthly installments over two years. But if you buy them from Verizon, you’re going…

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