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Huawei says it would never hand data to China's government. Experts say it wouldn't have a choice
Huawei would have to give data to the Chinese government if it was asked for it, according to experts, despite the company saying that it would refuse to do so.
authoritarianism  informationObscurity  corporateLies 
9 days ago by joeybaker
AT&T Execs Think It's Really Funny They Misled Consumers About 5G Availability
So earlier this month, we noted how AT&T had pissed off competitors and consumers alike by pretending its existing fourth generation wireless network (4G) was actually 5G. More specifically, AT&T has been changing the “4G”..
ISP  corporateIndemnity  corporateLies 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
AT&T Preps for New Layoffs Despite Billions in Tax Breaks and Regulatory Favors
Internal documents obtained by Motherboard show that the company is preparing for layoffs—megamergers, deregulation, and tax breaks aren’t providing the public benefits AT&T promised.
ISP  corporateLies  governmentMalfeasance  corporateConsolidation 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data
Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, little-know…
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
From $1.50 To $10 Per Month: How Comcast's Bogus Fees Are False Advertising
For several years now cable and broadband providers have been using hidden fees to covertly jack up their advertised rates. These fees, which utilize a rotating crop of bullshit names, help these companies falsely advertise one rate, then sock the...
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  userIsTheProduct 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Facebook employees react to the latest scandals: “Why does our company suck at having a moral compass?”
Employees at the California tech giant are reacting with a mixture of frustration with senior executives and distrust of the media.
ethicalEngineering  corporateCorruption  corporateLies  corporateIndemnity 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Big Oil claims it's doing its part to combat climate change. A new study finds it's not even close.
Despite years of claims about clean investment, the world’s largest oil companies have contributed just 1% to green energy in 2018.
corporateLies  greenEconomy 
november 2018 by joeybaker
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments
The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to revoke net neutrality rules last year.
netNeutrality  corporateCorruption  corporateLies  judicialImpotence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California
A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
ISP  corporateLies 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Mazda cheated on fuel economy and emissions tests
Japan automaker’s first quality scandal, while Suzuki is in trouble again
corporateLies  climateChange 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data.
Despite originally claiming that data sharing had stopped in 2014, the company has now admitted that it was extended afterwards.
corporateLies  theUserIsTheProduct 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Verizon's New Phone Plan Proves It Has No Idea What 'Unlimited' Actually Means
Wireless carriers have already demonstrated an inability to understand what “unlimited” actually means, offering phone plans that habitually throttle customers who use more than 26GB or so of data every month. However, with the release of its new Above Unlimited plan, Verizon is pushing the mental gymnastics carriers employ to define unlimited to a whole new level.
ISP  corporateLies 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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