Tag Archive 'verizon'

Who can you trust with your data? Twitter, yes. Apple, AT&T and Verizon, not so much.

You may not be aware of this, but: We are officially in the middle of Privacy Awareness Week, according to the FTC. To mark it, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published its annual “Who Has Your Back?” report, which details how major Internet companies share data with the government. Seeking a company that will stand up […]

Net Neutrality meets Nut Neutrality

Have you heard the news? Passing Net Neutrality rules will result in the loss of 340,000 jobs in the broadband industry and up to 1.5 million jobs overall by 2020. And if you don’t believe it, I have a fancy-schmancy report that says as much right here. Per IDG News’ Grant Gross: If the FCC […]

Google’s Nexus: One phone isn’t gonna change anything

So earlier this week Google did indeed unveil the Nexus One “superphone,” and yet life is strangely similar to how it was on Monday. I did not attend yesterday’s highly anticipated press event, but based on the live blog coverage (as well as the live blog coverage of the live blog coverage) it appears to […]

Is AT&T able to take a choke?

My post last week about how AT&T treats its customers like losers got quite a rise out of readers. It even provoked a response from AT&T itself. Per company spokeshuman Seth Bloom, that “You’re a loser” text underneath the image on their online sweepstakes was a “regrettable mistake” and has been changed. (I checked, and […]

AT&T: Losers only need apply

On the heels of AT&T’s disastrous attempts to fight back against Verizon’s clever “there’s a map for that” ad campaign (Luke Wilson? Is that all you got?) comes more bad news for those who’ve hitched their smart phones to Ma Bell’s wagon. In a speech to a tech conference this week, AT&T suit Ralph de […]

Hey AT&T: The map is the least of your problems

The Verizon and AT&T dustup is turning out to be far more entertaining than any tired old Microsoft vs. Apple campaign. After a series of scorching “there’s a map for that” TV ads by Verizon mocking its competitor’s spotty 3G coverage, AT&T ran to a federal judge crying “Daddy daddy daddy, that mean old man […]

Predictions 3.0: The biggest headlines of 2009

Yes, it’s time again for Cringely to go out on a limb and start sawing. Here are his key predictions for the coming year in tech.

Geek Week: Microsoft wants friends, Verizon+Google ends?

Is Verizon dumping Google? Can Microsoft compete face to face with Facebook? If we can put a man on the moon, why not Joe the Plumber? Cringely has answers to all these silly questions.

Uncle Spy Wants You

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) Last week the House of Representatives passed a "compromise" amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, though it sounds like the only things that have been compromised are our Constitutional rights. Now the Senate is poised to do the same. Unfortunately, the FISA Amendments […]

Bottle me up, throttle me down

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) The notion that we are swimming in broadband choices, floated last week by Cringester B. D. in rebuttal to my snarky jibes about the phonecablopoly ™, did not sit well with Cringesters who are sitting in the cheap seats at the great bandwidth banquet. […]