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Hold AT&T responsible: AT&T Exits The Ad Business As Merger Ambitions Continue To Unravel

From Techdirt: We've noted for years how U.S. telecom giants aren't particularly competent when it comes to wandering outside of their core competencies (building and running networks, lobbying the government to hamstring competitors). As...

Verizon Once Again Expands Its Snoopvertising Ambitions, warns Techdirt

From Techdirt: Back in 2008, Verizon proclaimed that we didn't need additional consumer privacy protections (or opt in requirements, or net neutrality rules) because consumers would keep the company honest. "The extensive oversight provided...

Biden FCC Green Lights Yet More Telecom Consolidation With Verizon Tracfone Merger, according to Techdirt

From Techdirt: For literally 30 years telecom regulators have, with the occasional rare exception, rubber stamped a steady parade of mergers, resulting in a consolidated, less competitive overall market. The end result of these...

T-Mobile headlines: T-Mobile, Dish Continue Petty Squabbles As Sprint Merger ‘Solution’ Looks Shaky

From Techdirt: To gain regulatory approval for its $26 billion merger with Sprint, T-Mobile made numerous promises. One was that the deal would immediately create jobs (there've been 5,000 layoffs so far). Another was...

Latest Sprint customer news: T-Mobile, Dish Continue Petty Squabbles As Sprint Merger ‘Solution’ Looks Shaky

From Techdirt: To gain regulatory approval for its $26 billion merger with Sprint, T-Mobile made numerous promises. One was that the deal would immediately create jobs (there've been 5,000 layoffs so far). Another was...

Latest Verizon customer news: Verizon ‘Visible’ Wireless Accounts Hacked, Exploited To Buy New iPhones

From Techdirt: Wireless subscribers of Verizon's Visible prepaid service received a rude awakening after hackers compromised their account, then ordered expensive new iPhones on their dime. Last week a company statement indicated that "threat...

AT&T Set Up And Paid For OAN Propaganda Network; Yet Everyone Wants To Scream About Facebook, says Techdirt

From Techdirt: We've noted for a while there's a weird myopia occurring in internet policy. As in, "big tech" (namely Facebook, Google, and Amazon) get a relentless amount of Congressional and policy wonk attention...

AT&T Quickly Ditches Pledge Not To Fund Congressional Insurrectionists, warns Techdirt

From Techdirt: Much like the company's dedication to women, AT&T's dedication to not funding people eager to overthrow democracy appears to be somewhere between inconsistent and nonexistent. Shortly after January 6 a number of...

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Chase Bank news: U.S.-backed fighters chase Islamic State gunmen near Syria prison

From Los Angeles Times: Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast....

Expedia Group names Peter Kern as new CEO, lands $3B financing package, according to PhocusWire

From PhocusWire: Peter Kern is the new CEO of Expedia Group and Eric Hart is chief financial officer. The announcement today...

Chase Bank customers take note: US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

From ABC News: BEIRUT -- Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's...