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Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Jun 7, 2013
Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining

Businesses like Verizon know more about you than you think

Jun 6, 2013
The NSA order for Verizon's customer data highlights how much the private sector knows about their customers, and the restrictions on how they use it.
Posted In: data mining, Verizon, Patriot Act, surveillance, personal security, Tech

How is the government going to find anything in the Verizon phone data?

Jun 6, 2013
Verizon is reportedly handing the National Security Agency data on every customer's calls. So how does the government go about finding needles on the digital haystack?
Posted In: Verizon, data mining, cell phones, terrorism, security

NSA collecting millions of Verizon Business phone records: Report

Jun 6, 2013
The National Security Agency has reportedly been collecting phone records of not the few, but the many.
Posted In: Verizon, Obama, nsa

Facebook's Photo Sync, Verizon's new patent, and the government's Death Star

Dec 5, 2012
Facebook would like to become that set of shoeboxes in the attic: A place to store all your photographs, even ones you have no intention of sharing with any of your friends. It's called Photo Sync, and Google-Plus already has something like this.
Posted In: Facebook Photo Sync, Verizon, patents

iPhone boom is short-term bust for wireless carriers

Sep 13, 2012
AT&T, Verizon and Sprint offer huge subsidies on new smartphones that hit bottom line.
Posted In: iphone 5, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

AT&T's Mobile Share plan hammers customers for data overages

Jul 19, 2012
AT&T offers customers a simple and flexible world where they don’t get to use as much data as they might like.
Posted In: AT&T, Verizon, data, wireless, Facebook, according to a recent study

Verizon Wireless pricing bound to change online habits

Jun 13, 2012
Verizon Wireless announced it's scrapping unlimited data plans. The new pricing could force a change in our web surfing.
Posted In: Verizon, data plans

Verizon is trying to stamp out unlimited data customers

Jun 13, 2012
Big Red wants you to go nuts on calls and texts, but keep your data use in check.
Posted In: Verizon, data plans, Sprint, iPhone

Verizon Wireless shifts focus to customer data usage

Jun 12, 2012
Verizon Wireless plans to scrap most of its phone plans. Instead, customers will pay for their monthly data usage by the "bucket."
Posted In: Verizon, data plans

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