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Verizon

The Leonard Lopate Show

What "Supercookies" Mean for Your Online Privacy

Thursday, February 05, 2015

These undeletable customer codes used by Verizon could be exploited by third parties, like advertisers, to follow users around the web.

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WNYC News

So Verizon Won the Internet Wars—Now What?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Verizon wants the internet to be more orderly - and more profitable. This week's major court decision against “net neutrality” is a big win for the company.

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WNYC News

Extended Land Line Outage Vexes Roosevelt Islanders

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Some Roosevelt Islanders discover they still depend on land lines.

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New Tech City

Safety Nets: Broadband & Wifi in a Post-Sandy World

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This week New Tech City looks at how New York City's internet connectivity has changed since Sandy knocked out communications for so many New Yorkers.

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The Takeaway

Did We Give The Government Permission to Spy on Us?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In the days since Edward Snowden leaked details about the National Security Agency’s data collecting program, we’ve seen editorialists and average Americans expressing outrage over what’s been called a government breach of privacy. But entrepreneur and Silicon Valley insider Steve Blank says we shouldn’t be surprised.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection by Feds

Friday, June 07, 2013

Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.  

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New Tech City

Government Surveillance: How Worried Are You?

Friday, June 07, 2013

So the government's tapping vast amounts of internet data and tracking phone calls. How concerned are you?

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The Takeaway

What Can the N.S.A. do With Cell Phone and Internet Data?

Friday, June 07, 2013

There is growing outrage at the revelation this week that the Obama administration required Verizon to provide call data on their customers. The news yesterday that the NSA is also mining internet data via sites like Google, Facebook, and Apple only heightened public anger. What can the government do with our cell phone and internet data, anyway?

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On The Media

The State of Our Surveillance State

Friday, June 07, 2013

This week saw several revelations about US government surveillance of both Americans and foreigners. Brooke and Bob talk to Washingtonian writer Shane Harris and co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Elizabeth Goitein, about the what we can glean from the information that became public this week.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

Friday, June 07, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government tracks millions of Verizon phone calls, Chris Christie sets a date for the New Jersey senate election, and the Supreme Court rules on routine DNA

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New Tech City

Verizon Call Logs Controversy: No Such Thing As Too Much Information

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald on the Verizon Call Records Report

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Glenn Greenwald, columnist and blogger for The Guardian, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his reporting on the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Verizon Looks to Cut the Copper Wire

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Verizon is hoping to pilot a new phone system that doesn’t rely on costly copper wiring in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Under a plan currently before regulators the telecommunications giant would turn home phones in areas like Fire Island into “tethered” cell phones. New York Times reporter Patrick McGeehan talks about the controversial switch.

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WNYC News

Waiting for the Phone to Ring, 6 Months After the Storm

Sunday, May 05, 2013

More than six months after Sandy, some New Yorkers are still waiting for their land line and internet service to come back.

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WNYC News

High-Speed Internet Gets a New Groove

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New York City is working to make top-speed internet available to more homes and businesses and at the same time cut down on disruptive road-work and street closures.

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New Tech City

Despite Problems After Sandy, Wireless Providers Resist Change

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era.  After Sandy knocked out service to more than one in four cell towers, how are wireless providers preparing for future storms?

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WNYC News

Councilman Calls On Verizon To Fix Phone Lines

Monday, March 25, 2013

Almost five months after Sandy, there's still no dial tone for hundreds of people living in the Rockaways. The city councilman representing the area is warning the phone outage is a dangerous situation that must be fixed quickly.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Months after Sandy, fiber connectivity hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.

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WNYC News

Customers Quit Verizon Over Extended Phone and Internet Outages

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More than three months after Sandy, frustration continues to grow in parts of lower Manhattan where many residents and businesses are still without phone or internet service

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Listen to Lucy

If I outsourced my work, would you care?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

If I outsourced my work, would you care?

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