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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo admits data breach may affect Verizon acquisition

    In its latest SEC filing, Yahoo admits some people knew of the 2014 breach shortly after, that the true cost of the breach is still unknown, and that the breach could affect its deal with Verizon. Yahoo has for the first time admitted that staff knew about the data breach two years before it...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon is playing hard ball with Yahoo after hack

    Verizon could reduce the price it will pay to acquire Yahoo, or walk away from the deal completely. That could happen if Verizon cannot be reassured that the consequences of Yahoo's massive data breach hasn't had a material impact on the troubled search engine's business, reports BBC News: A...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon Employee Illegally Sold Customer Information For As Little As $50/Month

    A Verizon Wireless employee has pleaded guilty to violating federal law by selling customer phone records and location data to a private investigator, starting at a measly $50 a month. According to a plea agreement [PDF] filed last week in a federal court in Alabama, the defendant, Daniel...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Some Verizon Customers Say They Aren’t Getting Data Overage Alerts Anymore

    Amid recent reports of Verizon Wireless customers getting dinged on their bills for going over their monthly data allotments, some of these subscribers say they are going over their data limits because Verizon stopped sending them overage alerts. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has been highlighting...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon Wireless Decides Not To Make Florida Woman Pay For $8,535 In Data Overages

    The Florida woman who was shocked to receive a $9,100 bill from Verizon Wireless for data she says she couldn’t possibly have used is off the hook, as the company has decided not to make her pay up. To recap: A Tampa woman who never goes over her monthly 4 GB data allotment was suddenly hit...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Woman Hit With $9,100 Verizon Wireless Bill For Data She Says She Didn’t Use

    A Florida woman who says she barely ever uses her monthly allotment of data recently received a bill from Verizon Wireless for $9,153, claiming she had used 569 GB of data in the span of about 10 days. Every month since February, when she started using Verizon Wireless, the Tampa-area woman...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon Wants To Sell App Installations On Your Phone To Advertisers

    Space on your Android phone is for sale, if you’re a Verizon customer, and according to ad agency executives who have worked on such deals. Verizon activates an estimated 20 million new Android phones every year, so even a small amount per installation could add up for the mobile company...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Leaked Info For 1.5 Million Verizon Enterprise Customers Posted Online

    While all of us regular Verizon customers can give a sigh of relief that our information wasn’t posted online in a recent hack attack, nearly 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise Solutions — the portion of the company that deals with other businesses’ data breaches — weren’t so lucky...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon Will Purchase AOL And Its Properties For $4.4 Billion

    In a deal announced this morning before the stock market opens, Verizon and AOL have reached an agreement that will see the wireless company gain control of some very popular websites. When I hear the name AOL my mind flashes back to the early days of the Internet and the various channels of...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon To Launch Internet TV Service That Lets You Pay For Only The Channels You Want

    Verizon is finally ready to acknowledge that cable TV just isn't working for a lot of us anymore. The company is planning to launch its Internet-based TV service that can be watched on mobile devices in the "late first half of 2015," Lowell McAdam, Verizon's CEO, said at a Goldman Sachs investor...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Are you a Verizon customer with unlimited data? Get ready to be throttled

    As we learned from a recent study, Verizon has been remarkably efficient at convincing unlimited wireless data plan holders to switch to newer, more profitable data plans. According to market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, just 22% of Verizon’s mobile subscribers were...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality

    After a last minute extension last week, the FCC has finally stopped taking comments regarding the controversial net neutrality proposal. We don’t know what effect over 1 million comments will have on the decision, but we do know what the public is saying: fast lanes are not acceptable and...
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