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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

In his yet another controversial decision, U.S. President Donald Trump has repealed the rules that banned Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ private information.

Thus, ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are no longer be obligated to seek their customers’ consent before sharing or selling their private data. In other words, ISPs do not have to notify their customers about what sort of data they collect and share with others.

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions division suffers data breach

Verizon Enterprise Solutions division suffers data breach

In a Thursday announcement, bigwig US telecom firm Verizon said that a security vulnerability was recently detected -- and subsequently fixed -- on a client portal of its Verizon Enterprise Solutions division.

According to the disclosure made by Verizon about the security vulnerability, the data breach suffered by the Verizon Enterprise Solutions division -- which incidentally provides IT services to Fortune 500 companies -- largely involved the contact information of Verizon business customers.

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Verizon to sell part of its wireline operations

Verizon to sell part of its wireline operations

Verizon Communications would sell part of its wireline operations and lease over 11,000 of its towers to American Tower in a deal that is going to help it pay off recent wireless spectrum purchases.

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Verizon allows subscribers to ‘opt out’ of its user-tracking program

Verizon allows subscribers to ‘opt out’ of its user-tracking program

According to a New York Times report, US wireless carrier Verizon has said in a Friday statement that it will allow its subscribers to opt out of the company's controversial user-tracking program.

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FCC: Regulators to review rates for special-access lines sold by telecom providers to businesses

FCC: Regulators to review rates for special-access lines sold by telecom provide

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in a Monday announcement that rates charged by telecom providers for special-access lines to businesses will be reviewed by the country's telecom regulators.

The rates which telecom providers charge for special-access lines are the rates at which the providers sell high-capacity data and voice connections to businesses. A number of businesses depend on special-access lines for transmitting large amounts of data quickly.

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FCC Chairman not convinced with Verizon’s childish ‘throttling’ argument

FCC Chairman not convinced with Verizon’s childish ‘throttling’ argument

On Friday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters that he was not convinced with bigwig wireless carrier Verizon's argument in defense of its decision to throttle wireless data speeds for heavy users during peak usage hours.

Verizon had said in a July announcement that, beginning October, it will start throttling speeds for its top 5 percent of high-speed data users on its older unlimited data plans.

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Verizon received 150,000 government requests for customer data in 2014 first-half

Verizon received 150,000 government requests for customer data in 2014 first-hal

US wireless carrier Verizon has recently released its latest transparency report, which shows that during the first six months of 2014, the carrier received approximately 150,000 US government requests for customer data.

In the transparency report released on Tuesday, Verizon said that federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the US sent 72,342 subpoenas, 37,327 court orders, and 14,977 warrants to the company during the period between January and June 2014.

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Netflix hits back at Verizon in bandwidth fight

Netflix hits back at Verizon in bandwidth fight

Online publication Quartz has revealed that streaming media firm Netflix has not backed down in the bandwidth fight with Verizon even after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the wireless carrier to stop blaming Internet service providers (ISPs) for poor quality of videos.

Verizon had said in its letter that Netflix was misleading consumers by posting direct 'error' messages on their screens saying that the Verizon network was 'crowded;' thereby putting the blame for low-quality video streams on Verizon and other ISPs.

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Verizon asks Netflix to stop blaming ISPs for poor video quality

Verizon asks Netflix to stop blaming ISPs for poor video quality

In a 'cease and desist' letter sent recently to Netflix, bigwig Internet service provider (ISP) Verizon has told the popular streaming service to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality and playback issues, or face legal action.

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Verizon set to launch improved 4G speed for urban users under ‘XLTE’ banner

Verizon set to launch improved 4G speed for urban users under ‘XLTE’ banner

According to reports making rounds on many technology news websites, US wireless carrier Verizon apparently has efforts underway to soon announce improved 4G speeds for urban users, under its 'XLTE' banner.

The disclosure of Verizon's plans to launch 'XLTE' banner for urban areas was first made by Droid-Life and @evleaks in a TV ad. Droid-Life asserted that Verizon will probably roll out its rebranded 'XLTE' service in big cities as early as May 19.

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