This move by AT&T leaves Verizon out in the cold as the only remaining US provider to insert these tracking headers, and shows that concerned customers can produce meaningful change in their carriers’ policies.
It is also a victory for carrier non-interference with customer data.
via AT&T Ditches Tracking Header Program; Verizon Still Refuses | Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Township officials believe this proves Verizon has not properly maintained its copper wire landline infrastructure.
via Cumberland County township says residents have spoken, Verizon needs to fix its telephones | NJ.com.
The real problem is with the law itself: It was never meant to regulate broadband.
Title II is too blunt an instrument, while section 706 doesn’t give the F.C.C. enough authority.
That’s why the agency has seemed to be dancing on the head of a pin as it tries to come up with net neutrality rules that will pass muster.
via Net Neutrality Rules – NYTimes.com.
The program has existed since 2007, and is operated by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Technical Operations Group. It deploys Cessna aircraft from at least five airports that, combined, have a flying range that covers most of the U.S. population.
via Report: Secret government program uses aircraft for mass cellphone surveillance – The Washington Post.