Wednesday Snoopers


Verizon’s general counsel and head of public policy made a public case this week for reconsidering legal protections on customer data in light of evolving technology that allows companies to almost continuously track cell phone users’ location.

Craig Stillman’s opinion piece published Monday in Bloomberg Law comes just days after Reuters revealed that Yahoo, the company Verizon is reportedly buying, helped the U.S. government scan millions of emails for a specific “digital signature,” outraging privacy activists. It also follows several years of controversy since Verizon was implicated in the NSA’s mass surveillance program through the 2013 Snowden disclosures, which revealed the collection of thousands of its customers’ phone records.

The piece describes the legal ins-and-outs of location privacy, including a specific issue courts have been pondering over the last few years: whether or not customers, when they make phone calls or log into apps on their smartphones, are voluntarily handing over to private companies’ information about where they are and what they’re doing — making that information available to law enforcement without a warrant.

@ TI


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8 Responses to Wednesday Snoopers

  1. Den says:

    NSA = Nefarious Snooping Assholes, minding your business 24-7.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Clear day stick walk out to the dentist’s and optometrist’s offices to schedule appointments. Then back and up the p. stairs, which aren’t so p. anymore, directly to the Hillside Cafe, all in 82 minutes on the sticks. No birds observed.

    Day 4: 175+82=257 minutes.


  3. º¿carol says:

    My gigs are running out really fast now and I think it’s my clicking on articles that all seem to have a video that starts playing. What happened to me CHOOSING whether to watch it, or not. I’m starting to ex out of the articles so my gigs are safe. I’m starting to miss out on a lot of reading, but that’s ok. I shouldn’t care. Whatever I bother learning, it means nothing in the grand scheme.

    That gif above is probably chewing up my bytes for all I know. Stupid gig limits, but I’ll always be stuck with that.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    What does the constituion say about secure in one’s papers and effects?


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Recycling taken down. Honig time.


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