All posts tagged "verizon"

Obama hopes to hook up 20 million school kids with high speed Internet

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a new government partnership with the private sector worth nearly three billion dollars to hook up an extra 20 million school kids to high speed Internet.

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'Net neutrality' debate may decide future of Netflix

Debate is back on in Washington on US regulations on "net neutrality" which bar Internet broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against services or content.

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Phone companies earn big profits as Uncle Sam's wiretapping merchants

American phone carriers have found a lucrative new market in selling the government the ability to wiretap their customers, according to CBS News.

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Federal appeals court to hear oral arguments in net neutrality case next month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday set September 9 as the date for oral arguments in the so-called net neutrality case that could be seminal for federal regulation of Internet traffic.

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Activists 'commit more data breaches than cybercriminals'

Activists such as "Anonymous" who hack into government and corporate computer networks and then release files to embarrass those organisations were responsible for more than half of all known data thefts last year, according to a new survey.That's a big change from recent years when the motivation behind most cyberattacks has been to make money, according to the US mobile carrier Verizon Communications , which outlined its finding in one of the biggest annual global surveys on data loss (PDF).

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Verizon gives up on $2 payment fee after customers rage

WASHINGTON — Leading US wireless carrier Verizon Wireless backed down Friday on instituting a $2 charge for people paying their bills by credit card after a sweeping popular backlash over the plan.

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Verizon 4G network crashes again

SAN FRANCISCO — A high-speed smartphone data service freshly rolled out by Verizon crashed anew on Wednesday as the US telecom titan continued to work out issues with its new-generation network.

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Verizon blocks Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus: report

(Reuters) - Wireless service provider Verizon Wireless will not include Google Inc's payments app Google Wallet on its latest smartphone Galaxy Nexus this month, the Wall Street Journal said.

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