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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

Verizon’s latest Samsung Galaxy S7 update adds even more bloatware

Verizon’s latest Samsung Galaxy S7 update adds even more bloatware Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is an impressive device by any measure.According to Reddit, a recent update to the device has delivered yet more bloatware, this time in the form of a sort-of bloatware von Neumann machine.

Windows 10 Mobile rolling out to Lumia 735 on Verizon

The new Queen of the Big Red Button, Dona Sarkar, hasn’t messed around in grabbing hold of the Windows Insider program and getting that button pushed.The late-evening release of Windows 10 Mobile Insider build 14356 the other day proves that she’s serious.

Verizon Lumia Icon devices receiving Windows 10 Mobile upgrade tomorrow, June 23

If you’re a Lumia Icon user on Verizon, then you were likely upset on hearing that the iconic (no pun intended) Windows Phone 8.1 device was not on the initial lists to receive Microsoft’s replacement mobile OS, Windows 10 Mobile.

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

Verizon wants to push even more bloatware to your Android phone

Verizon wants to push even more bloatware to your Android phone There are a myriad of things to do when you first start up your shiny new Android phone.At some point in the future, Verizon customers might find that bloatware sneaks back onto the device, and it could bring its friends.

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Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative.While Google Fiber has been well-received in the press and technical publications, actual sign-ups appear to be far below the company’s target goal of five million people.

Samsung recalls all Galaxy Note 7’s due to exploding batteries

Samsung recalls all Galaxy Note 7’s due to exploding batteries T-Mobile notes that customers who have purchased a Samsung Note 7 are eligible for full refunds on the device and all Note 7 accessories.Verizon notes it will waive the restocking fee for any customer that wishes to return or exchange the Galaxy Note 7.

Galaxy Note 7 fire injures child as Samsung amps up recall rhetoric

Galaxy Note 7 fire injures child as Samsung amps up recall rhetoric On Saturday evening, a six-year-old child in Brooklyn NY was injured when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 he was using caught fire in his hands while he watched a video.The boy has been treated and released, implying that the injuries were relatively minor, but the incident underscores the problem Samsung faces.

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique.Both federal and local authorities often have access to cell phone surveillance hardware, dubbed Stingrays (Harris Corp.

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company As a result of this decision, the FCC issued declarations in 2008 and 2009 that prevented New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) from continuing to regulate cable TV prices.Under the terms of its contract, Verizon has six months to fulfill a customer request for FiOS once that property has been “passed” by its fiber optic line.

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers The company has now revealed that it had 500 million accounts stolen (previous reports pegged the number at 200 million) and that state actors may have been responsible.Motherboard first took note of a sale of 200 million accounts in August, and the low price of $2,000 seems to imply that the information may be incorrect.

Verizon workers can be fired for repairing copper lines

Verizon workers can be fired for repairing copper lines — about its copper infrastructure.That’s probably why the CWA showed up with documented proof Verizon told its technicians they could be fired if they attempted to repair copper infrastructure.

No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon

No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon In an email to 9to5Google, the company writes: Verizon’s device has a locked bootloader, and comes with three pre-installed applications you don’t need — My Verizon, Go90 (a mobile TV app), and Verizon Messaging.But Google Nexus products have typically been the best-supported over the long term of all Android devices.

All US carriers now offering smartphone swaps for replaced Galaxy Note 7s

All US carriers now offering smartphone swaps for replaced Galaxy Note 7s In August, as evidence mounted that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 had a battery-related problem, the major US carriers all announced plans to offer customers trade-ins, store credit, and replacement devices.Earlier this week, we covered a replaced Galaxy Note 7 that ignited without warning on an aircraft flying from Louisville to Baltimore.

Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after multiple replacement phones catch fire

Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after multiple replacement phones catch fire “While the [CPSC] investigation is underway, Verizon is suspending the exchange of replacement Note 7 smartphones,” a spokeswoman told our sister site PCMag in an emailed statement.“Any Verizon customer concerned about the safety of their replacement Note 7 can take it back to the original point of purchase to exchange it for another smartphone.

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads According to an investigation at Pro Publica, Google has quietly changed its privacy policy at some point over the last few months.When Google bought the advertising firm DoubleClick a few years back, it promised to keep all data gathered by DoubleClick sandboxed and isolated from the data it gathered elsewhere and used for other Google services.