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Forum Post: Telecommunications the internet & You.

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 18, 2013, 9:46 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Telecom companies like Verizon and AT&T have literally never challenged the legality of an NSA request for bulk telephone data-- despite an explicit statutory mechanism for doing so.

Rather, they've been enthusiastic participants in the unconstitutional mass surveillance engaged in by the National Security Agency, volunteering their customers' data to the NSA willingly!

Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton went so far as to criticize and mock companies like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft for "grandstanding" on the issue of surveillance by launching legal challenges to the spying programs! "Consumer-centric IT firms," said Stratton, might think it's important to "waive their arms and protest loudly so as not to offend the sensibility of their customers."

But not Verizon. No, Verizon doesn't care about the "sensibilities" of their customers -- nor about their customers' constitutional rights.

Maybe it's time we make them care.

PETITION TO VERIZON: John Stratton's comments on the NSA reveal that your company has no interest in protecting the privacy rights of your customers. We demand you join the major internet companies in challenging the NSA's mass surveillance programs -- or we will take our business elsewhere!

Click here to sign -- it just takes a second.

Thanks, -- The folks at Watchdog.net

P.S. If the other links aren't working for you, please go here to sign: http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/3870?n=37170682.cz2mbV

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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

ATT bill keeps going up------We pay these stink bombs for all this.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - being a captive audience - after-all just like fossil fuel - there are only a few suppliers - and the game - just like fossil fuel - is rigged. Just another corp(se)oRATion running wild.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

During 1980s, ATT was broken up-------Now all back together.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ahhhh I think that that was just a show - they stayed the same - still a monopoly - but they could now claim that they were separate entities.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Corporations have nothing but contempt for their customers.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - and we let em - as we don't cancel them to the point that we can and still have communication - just like cable tv - cancel it and revert back to broadcast ( as that is still available ) and see if they don't try to be more customer friendly.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Good Point

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Well perhaps things are beginning to change - Hey?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Nice that Brazil is pushing back.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes it is - but it will be interesting to see what they do - if they mean to be able to use an internet network. Will they start their own?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

Back Lash thing, will go beyond the internet issue.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes - and it should - cyber spying by the US of A - yep that looks real good on the world stage.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

All the damage USG/TPTB has done through the years, around the world-----------Maybe the world has had enough.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (3666) 0 minutes ago

"Unveiling"------Excellent.

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I really liked the comment - and - it is still a major upheaval - as one has come to expect from - Apocalypse.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26689) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I watched an interview today - on it it was expressed that the meaning of the word Apocalypse in Greek meant - Unveiling - and that it sure seems that a major unveiling has happened and continues.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 1 year ago

"Unveiling"------Excellent.