If you want to know where your member of Congress or House staffer is today, there’s a good chance they’re at the State of the Net conference at the DC Hilton, rubbing elbows with the tech lobbyists who love them.
|By: Hannipocrisy Wednesday December 5, 2012 10:55 am|
Years behind the left and groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sean Hannity is just now beginning to complain about the the government being too intrusive. Hannity pretended today not to know the government is already collecting our calls and emails, but he was in a snit to hear that Democrats have proposed new telecommunications rules that would require providers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and others to retain text messages for two years in case they are needed by law enforcement.
|By: Peterr Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00 am|
“There are 47% . . . who are dependent upon government, . . . who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to . . . you name it. . . . These are people who pay no income tax.”
You know these 47% who pay no income tax: people like GE, PG&E, CenterPoint, ConEd, Tenet, Boeing, Verizon, Ryder . . .
Because, as Romney told us earlier, corporations are people too. Some are just lazier and more dependent on government than others.
|By: Kit OConnell Monday July 30, 2012 5:00 pm|
On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement first encamped in New York City’s Zucotti Park, soon renamed Liberty Square. Within weeks, Occupy groups were spreading like wildfire throughout the United States so that, even today after the breakup of the encampments, almost every major city in the United States has an active Occupy cell. In those first months, thousands took to the streets and made groundbreaking use of social media to orchestrate major actions nationwide; the United States became the latest country to develop a major people’s movement since the wave of protest began in the Middle East earlier that year. The Occupy name, and the ideas behind it, quickly became international.
|By: fatster Wednesday June 6, 2012 7:15 am|
Fatster’s roundup of not-Wisconsin news, including stories about labor, JOBS fraud,, Verizon, Queen Elizabeth II, Obama, Koch Bros, Florida elections, Texas voter suppression, Jay Townsend, Pakistan, drones and more.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 22, 2011 8:00 am|
I agree with Erik Loomis on this one. The purpose of this whole thing from Verizon’s perspective was to bust the union. They wanted to slash wages and benefits. When the workers went on strike, they threatened to cut off their health insurance. But the workers stuck together, and the replacement workers couldn’t do the same job without tremendous delays. My grandmother had a Verizon phone problem back in Philadelphia, they weren’t going to come out to service her phone line until the middle of next month. This was damaging to Verizon’s brand.
|By: David Dayen Friday January 21, 2011 12:35 pm|
You can say that the entire goal of Julius Genachowski’s pretend plan for net neutrality was to devise something that the telecoms could live with, while allowing him to make a defense that the Obama Administration fulfilled its campaign promise of Internet freedom. If they didn’t care about being taken to court over their plans, they would have written something far more air-tight. So instead, they came up with this heavily compromised approach. And Verizon sued them anyway.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday December 15, 2010 3:15 pm|
AT&T and Verizon are now blocking Wikileaks sites internally, too. Maybe we can just find out who is spying for the government based on which companies implement these kinds of blocks on Wikileaks?
|By: David Dayen Monday September 27, 2010 3:30 pm|
Rep. Henry Waxman has been trying to enshrine the terrible compromise promulgated by Google and Verizon into law, by pushing a truly terrible bill on broadband that strips the FCC of rulemaking and classification ability, and gives wireless Internet providers carte blanche to discriminate in favor of their products.
|By: David Dayen Friday August 20, 2010 6:45 am|
Two FCC Commissioners and one US Senator slammed the Google-Verizon joint policy agreement and strongly endorsed the principle of net neutrality last night at a hearing before hundreds of citizens in Minneapolis, giving the Chairman of the federal agency Julius Genachowski all of the support he would need to regulate broadband Internet, if he so chose.