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  • 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...
  • AT&T customers can't call 911 throughout Florida, southeast U.S.

    03/08/2017 7:02:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2017 | C. Hayes
    AT&T wireless customers throughout large parts of the country and in the state of Florida are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. The cause of the problem is unknown but officials both locally and throughout the southeast are working to fix the issue with AT&T, which is one of the largest wireless carriers in the nation. Currently, AT&T says the problem is affecting customers in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, according to the Orange County officials. Each county has set up backup phone numbers so residents can reach first responders. In Orange County, residents needing...
  • AT&T will bring 3,000 outsourced jobs back to US

    03/04/2017 5:07:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | March 3, 2017 | CNN
    AT&T has agreed to bring 3,000 outsourced jobs home to the U.S. The union that represents AT&T workers, the Communications Workers of America, said Thursday that it's reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest -- a regional landline arm of the company -- that includes a commitment to hire American workers to do jobs that were previously done by contractors overseas. The four-year deal also covers wage hikes, paid parental leave, healthcare and benefits for 20,000 AT&T Southwest workers across five southern states. The exact terms of the deal still need to be approved by a union members vote. AT&T...
  • AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit ...

    11/02/2016 11:51:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Full title: AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges AT&T and DirecTV acted as ringleaders in an illegal plot against the Dodgers Channel that kept Los Angeles sports fans from watching their favorite team on television, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. The anti-collusion suit alleges that DirecTV -- and its corporate parent, AT&T -- shared private negotiating information in 2014 with other TV providers, including Cox Communications and Charter Communications, in order to gain a collective advantage over Time Warner Cable, which was...
  • Clinton Chief Of Staff Lost Her Personal Blackberry, Which Contained Classified Emails

    01/27/2016 2:45:58 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Chuck Ross
    While working as Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills lost her personal Blackberry, on which she sent emails that the State Department has determined contain classified information. Records obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show Mills revealed that she lost her Blackberry in a March 20, 2010 email she sent to Bryan Pagliano, the State Department IT staffer who managed Clinton’s private email server. “Somewhere b/w my house and the plane to nyc yesterday my personal bb got misplaced; no on [sic] is answering it thought [sic] I have...
  • AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

    10/25/2016 9:29:25 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    dailybeast ^ | October 24, 2016 | Kenneth Lipp
    The telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions of dollars a year from taxpayers. Hemisphere is a secretive program run by AT&T that searches trillions of call records and analyzes cellular data to determine where a target is located, with whom he speaks, and potentially why. In 2013, Hemisphere was revealed by The New York Times and described only within a Powerpoint presentation made by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Times described it as a “partnership” between AT&T and the U.S. government; the Justice Department said it was an essential, and prudently deployed, counter-narcotics...
  • AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

    10/24/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 October 2016
    US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (Ł70bn). The deal - one of the biggest this year - still needs approval from regulators. If the takeover goes through, it would combine AT&T's distribution network with content from the Warner Brothers film studios and the cable TV channels HBO and CNN. AT&T's chairman described it as "a perfect match" but critics say it concentrates too much media power. 'Complementary strengths' The deal is likely to be closely scrutinised by US antitrust regulators. AT&T is already the third largest cable TV provider...
  • AT&T to buy CNN, Turner parent for $85.4B

    10/23/2016 7:12:47 AM PDT · by Dacula · 43 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 10/23/16 | Michael E. Kanell
    AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner, parent of CNN and other Atlanta-based properties of the Turner broadcasting business, for $85.4 billion, the companies announced Saturday night.
  • Donald Trump Says He Would Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger as President

    10/22/2016 7:37:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2016 | Arlene Washington
    Donald Trump expressed that he would not approve the AT&T and Time Warner merger if elected president. "Deals like this destroy democracy," said Trump during a rally in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, where he discussed what he would do in the first 100 days of his presidency.
  • AT&T Bids $80 Billion for Time-Warner

    10/22/2016 1:35:59 PM PDT · by vette6387 · 81 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | October 22, 2016 | vette6387
    It's the NY Slimes so only source URL is provided.
  • Time Warner Cable versus ATT Uverse

    10/05/2016 12:53:52 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 43 replies
    wally_bert
    ATT was in my neighborhood today promoting U-verse. I haven't had any experience with it and have been on Time Warner for a long time. Is Uverse any better than Time Warner? Time Warner over the past year has been a disappointment in a lot of areas. I'm more interested in data and internet than TV and plan to keep the POTS line. ATT offers a dedicated 24 meg line. TWC is 20ish and a lot of times I don't think it's that much. It's probably shared through the area. I've run speed tests and got anywhere from 15-19.
  • AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber (city power pole WiFi repeaters)

    09/21/2016 7:28:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/20/2016 | Shelby Carpenter
    AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/09/20/att-secret-plan-wifi-fast-google-fiber/#376df98e643b Tech #AllThingsMobile Sep 20, 2016 @ 08:03 PM AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber Shelby Carpenter  Think Google Fiber is the hottest thing in Internet connectivity? Well, there’s a new kid on the block in the unlikely form of wireless stalwart AT&T. The new plan, called Project AirGig, was announced in a press release on Tuesday and AT&T says it comes as the result of over 10 years of research and 100 patent applications for new technologies. AirGig is still highly experimental, but...
  • Citi Is Suing AT&T Over The Word “Thanks”

    06/13/2016 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 10, 2016 | Chris Morran
    Last week, AT&T launched a new loyalty program dubbed AT&T Thanks, offering rewards to customers, especially those who bundle together wireless and pay-TV services from the company. This morning, Citi fired back at the Death Star, alleging that AT&T is stomping all over Citi’s “ThankYou” trademark. For several years, Citi has had trademarks protecting its “ThankYou from Citi” credit card rewards program, while AT&T more recently filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “AT&T Thanks” mark. That AT&T mark was published for opposition this week, and it looks like Citi has a problem with it. Citi has...
  • AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families (under deal with FCC)

    05/02/2016 9:12:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2016 | Heather Kelly
    Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T. The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as part of last year's DirectTV merger and will be available until 2020. The company is the latest to offer discounted internet to low-income households in the United States, joining Comcast (CCV), Google Fiber, and some local government and nonprofit. These programs help close the so-called "digital divide" for families who would otherwise be forced to rely on school connections or cell phones. A lack...