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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Posted on 03/12 13:41 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

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Verizon’s latest Samsung Galaxy S7 update adds even more bloatware

Posted on 05/09 22:47 in Shows | 0

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is an impressive device by any measure.According to Reddit, a recent update to the device has delivered yet more bloatware, this time in the form of a sort-of bloatware von Neumann machine.

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Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Posted on 07/22 23:07 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

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Verizon wants to push even more bloatware to your Android phone

Posted on 08/18 13:58 in Shows | 0

There are a myriad of things to do when you first start up your shiny new Android phone.At some point in the future, Verizon customers might find that bloatware sneaks back onto the device, and it could bring its friends.

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Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

Posted on 08/26 21:39 in Shows | 0

For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative.While Google Fiber has been well-received in the press and technical publications, actual sign-ups appear to be far below the company’s target goal of five million people.

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Samsung recalls all Galaxy Note 7’s due to exploding batteries

Posted on 09/02 19:11 in Shows | 0

T-Mobile notes that customers who have purchased a Samsung Note 7 are eligible for full refunds on the device and all Note 7 accessories.Verizon notes it will waive the restocking fee for any customer that wishes to return or exchange the Galaxy Note 7.

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Galaxy Note 7 fire injures child as Samsung amps up recall rhetoric

Posted on 09/12 21:11 in Shows | 0

On Saturday evening, a six-year-old child in Brooklyn NY was injured when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 he was using caught fire in his hands while he watched a video.The boy has been treated and released, implying that the injuries were relatively minor, but the incident underscores the problem Samsung faces.

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Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security

Posted on 09/13 16:55 in Shows | 0

Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique.Both federal and local authorities often have access to cell phone surveillance hardware, dubbed Stingrays (Harris Corp.

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New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company

Posted on 09/15 23:01 in Shows | 0

As a result of this decision, the FCC issued declarations in 2008 and 2009 that prevented New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) from continuing to regulate cable TV prices.Under the terms of its contract, Verizon has six months to fulfill a customer request for FiOS once that property has been “passed” by its fiber optic line.

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Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Posted on 09/22 22:30 in Shows | 0

The company has now revealed that it had 500 million accounts stolen (previous reports pegged the number at 200 million) and that state actors may have been responsible.Motherboard first took note of a sale of 200 million accounts in August, and the low price of $2,000 seems to imply that the information may be incorrect.

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Verizon workers can be fired for repairing copper lines

Posted on 10/06 18:18 in Shows | 0

— about its copper infrastructure.That’s probably why the CWA showed up with documented proof Verizon told its technicians they could be fired if they attempted to repair copper infrastructure.

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No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon

Posted on 10/07 21:17 in Shows | 0

In an email to 9to5Google, the company writes: Verizon’s device has a locked bootloader, and comes with three pre-installed applications you don’t need — My Verizon, Go90 (a mobile TV app), and Verizon Messaging.But Google Nexus products have typically been the best-supported over the long term of all Android devices.

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All US carriers now offering smartphone swaps for replaced Galaxy Note 7s

Posted on 10/07 23:06 in Shows | 0

In August, as evidence mounted that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 had a battery-related problem, the major US carriers all announced plans to offer customers trade-ins, store credit, and replacement devices.Earlier this week, we covered a replaced Galaxy Note 7 that ignited without warning on an aircraft flying from Louisville to Baltimore.

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Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after multiple replacement phones catch fire

Posted on 10/10 16:31 in Shows | 0

” The trouble started in August, when the first example of a Galaxy Note 7 overheating first made the news.Since then, we’ve heard many reports of Galaxy Note 7s overheating, catching fire, and even exploding.

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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Posted on 10/14 17:53 in Shows | 0

On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.The patent abstract is reprinted below, and at first glance it doesn’t read all that badly.

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Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

Posted on 10/24 16:54 in Shows | 0

According to an investigation at Pro Publica, Google has quietly changed its privacy policy at some point over the last few months.Previously, Google’s privacy policy contained a hard line of what it would and would not do.

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Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Note 7 to completely kill its battery

Posted on 12/09 22:01 in Shows | 0

It may be hard to believe, but there are still people using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, even after months of Samsung and carriers doing everything possible to get them back.The Note 7 was officially cancelled a few months ago following repeated battery fires, which persisted after a recall that swapped out the batteries.

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