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A woman angrily confronts the guards as she tries to queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines.  Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

AT&T, Verizon waive fees to contact Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. AT&T wireless customers will […]

11/12/2013

People walk by a branch of Vodafone in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Verizon reclaims US wireless stake for $130B

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. The buyout, the […]

09/02/2013

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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother?’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government […]

06/07/2013

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Report: US collecting huge number of phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a document disclosed by a British newspaper. The […]

06/06/2013

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Report: Gov’t scooping up Verizon phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s Guardian newspaper says the National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a secret court order. The newspaper said Wednesday the order […]

06/06/2013

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A record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says 3 million streamed the Super Bowl online, up from 2.1 million who watched the big game online last year. Sunday’s game was streamed for free by both CBSSports.com and NFL.com, as well as via Verizon on mobile.

02/05/2013

Flooded data center takes down websites

NEW YORK (AP) – Water welling into southern Manhattan drenched one of the world’s densest communications nodes, taking out popular websites and forcing carriers to reroute international traffic. As commercial power was cut to the […]

10/30/2012

iPhone 5 Wi-Fi bug (audio)

Scores of iPhone 5 users hit Apple’s support forums over the past week to report on a scary bug: Their phones appeared to be sucking down cellular data even when they were connected to a […]

10/03/2012

TiVo settles lawsuit against Verizon for $250.4M

(AP) – Verizon will pay Tivo Inc. at least $250.4 million to license its digital video recording technology and settle a patent lawsuit. It is the third settlement that Tivo has garnered in recent patent […]

09/24/2012

Verizon, unions reach tentative contract

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon and unions representing 43,000 employees have reached tentative, three-year agreements covering job security, retirement and other issues. As the agreements were being signed Wednesday, Verizon Communications Inc. called them “fair […]

09/20/2012