Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

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Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

Millions of Verizon customers’ records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, according to a new report.

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Smart & Safe Tech: For cars, there's safety in connectivity

The road can be unpredictable. Hum by Verizon brings your car up to speed with today’s latest technology. Connecting drivers to emergency services, grading your driving, recognizing the health of your car and helping drivers arrive to their destination safely.

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Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

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Verizon confirms that a new TV streaming service is on the way

Confirming a rumor that originally surfaced earlier this year, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently said that the company plans to launch an over-the-top TV streaming service later this year.

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T-Mobile's CEO is trolling Verizon on Twitter after its earnings miss

Ever the loquacious executive, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is trolling Verizon on Twitter after its most recent earnings report.

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Verizon is testing a drone that would let you keep cell service during a natural disaster

Verizon is continuing to expand how it utilizes new forms of technology to keep its network up and running during a severe weather event or another disaster.

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Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements


Several top U.S. advertisers — including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson — this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content. Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation,” Verizon said in a statement.

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Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo


Verizon and Yahoo on Tuesday announced new terms for the acquisition deal they inked last summer. Verizon will pay $350 million less than the original contract price, which places the new value of the deal at $4.48 billion. Yahoo will be responsible for 50 percent of any breach-related cash liabilities incurred as a result of non-SEC government investigations and third-party litigation, under the new agreement. Yahoo will be fully responsible for any liabilities resulting from shareholder lawsuits and SEC investigations. The acquisition still “makes strategic sense,” said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.

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Verizon Signals Cold Feet Over Yahoo Deal


Verizon last week indicated that its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo could be in jeopardy in light of its delay in disclosing a massive 2014 data breach that compromised about 500 million account holders. Verizon may need some additional assurances about the effects of the breach, suggested General Counsel Craig Silliman. “I think we have a reasonable basis to believe right now that the impact is material, and we’re looking to Yahoo to demonstrate to us the full impact. If they believe that it’s not, then they’ll need to show us that.”

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Verizon wants to run every part of your life

The ink is barely dry on Verizon’s $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo’s core operating assets. But Verizon announced another notable acquisition on Monday, the purchase of Ireland-based vehicle tracking firm Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion.

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Yahoo Deal Could Put Verizon in Google and Facebook's League


Verizon Communications on Monday announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash. The deal, which comes on the heels of Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL purchase last year, will allow it to expand its digital advertising business. The purchase will provide Verizon with Yahoo’s ad tech tools, including BrightRoll and Flurry, as well as Yahoo’s search, email and messenger assets. It brings to a close Yahoo’s attempts to find an interested suitor for the company.

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Verizon on Verge of $5B Deal for Yahoo Core Assets


Verizon reportedly is close to a deal to buy the core Web assets of Yahoo for $5 billion, which would end a months-long process of jockeying over the future of the struggling company. Verizon emerged as the winner of a lengthy bidding contest to acquire the assets, according to reports that surfaced Friday. An agreement is expected early next week. The deal itself could take six to nine months to finalize. The acquisition price is rumored to be $5 billion. The deal would include real estate but not the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

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Verizon's Mission of Self-Destruction


Customers and investors increasingly are wondering why Verizon and Verizon Wireless are hurting themselves with their actions. For starters, Verizon decided to battle its own striking workers on the public stage. That battle shed lots of bad blood, and it will be tough to close those wounds. Many companies experience strikes, but most are settled quickly and quietly. That’s the secret. However, over the last decade or two, every time Verizon workers’ contracts have come up for renewal, the process has been longer, uglier and messier.

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Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

More than two years after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with Verizon against the Federal Communications Commission over the original “net neutrality” rules, that same court…

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