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Venue banners at AT&T and Samsung's presenation of Keith Urban's Get Closer 2011 World Tour at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on June 16, 2011 in Biloxi, Miss. (credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images for AT&T & Samsung)

Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy

How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.

07/10/2013

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit charging that the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ data violates constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA, Patriot Act Phone Surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit charging that the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ data violates constitutional rights of free speech and privacy.

06/11/2013

File photo of the Verizon logo displayed on a building. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Expert: Individuals ‘Desensitized,’ ‘Numb’ To Privacy Threats

Some experts feel that many American citizens may not share the visceral reactions to the National Security Agency scandal that have been seen during discussions of it in the national news media as clients – not because of a lack of concern, but rather, a lack of surprise.

06/10/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden: ‘I’m Not Going to Hide’

A 29-year-old intelligence contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

06/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., on June 6, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Fresh Start To Complex Relationship With Chinese President

Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are retreating to a sprawling desert estate for two days of talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea’s nuclear threats.

06/07/2013

Brushing aside Senate panel queries into whether he might step down, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested he would only do so because of “fatigue,” or when he has accomplished his goals. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images).

Holder Suggests He Could Step Down Due To Controversy ‘Fatigue’

Brushing aside Senate panel queries into whether he might step down, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested he would only do so because of “fatigue,” or when he has accomplished his goals.

06/06/2013

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Feds’ Secret Seizure Of Telephone Records Part Of Ongoing Practice

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice.

06/06/2013

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Verizon Names Data-Draining, Battery-Killing Apps

There are plenty of lists out there that tell consumers which apps are the most entertaining or useful, but Verizon has released a different type of list that might be more beneficial to smartphone users.

02/13/2013

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Commission Says 911 Outage During Derecho Was Avoidable

A state commission says the 911 outage in Northern Virginia after last summer’s derecho was caused by Verizon’s failure to perform necessary maintenance.

01/17/2013

9-1-1 emergency dials will be transferred by the largest cell phone companies in 2014. (MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/GettyImages)

FCC: ‘Big Four’ Wireless Carriers Allow 911 Dials Via Text Message

The four largest wireless phone carriers have agreed to relay text messages to 911 emergency call centers in 2014.

12/10/2012

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