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Verizon Seeks New Deal Terms Following Latest Yahoo Hack

(Reuters) — Yahoo Inc came under renewed scrutiny by federal investigators and lawmakers on Thursday after disclosing the largest known data breach in history, prompting Verizon Communications Inc to demand better terms for its planned purchase of Yahoo’s internet business.

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Verizon May Back Out of Yahoo Purchase over Massive Hack

(Reuters) — Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Thursday it has a “reasonable basis” to believe Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) massive data breach of email accounts represents a material impact that could allow Verizon to withdraw from its $4.83 billion deal to buy the technology company.

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Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company’s computers to obtain customers’ private call records – plus data showing where customers’ phones were – and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator, federal prosecutors said.

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Disney Has a Magic Kingdom of Reasons to Buy Twitter

Disney has significant advantages over other bidders to acquire Twitter. First, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey serves on Disney’s Board of Directors. But the biggest advantage is that Disney owns a 33 percent stake in BAMTech, the tech spinout from Major League Baseball that owns the app powering Twitter’s streaming of NFL games on the web.

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Report: Verizon Plans Bid for Yahoo and Its Yahoo Japan Stake

(Reuters) — Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

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NYT: AT&T Is NSA’s Biggest Partner in Spying on American Communications

For years, security-minded politicians have been saying that U.S. spy agencies and the private sector need to have a better working relationship to stop terrorism. But if the arm-in-arm relationship between communications giant AT&T and the National Security Agency is any indication, that relationship is already in full bloom. Worse, the government has been paying AT&T millions to supply the info.

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Verizon Mocks FCC Decision with Antiquated Letter

Verizon, prepared for the FCC decision to embrace “net-neutrality” rules on Thursday, had a ready response once the decision became final. The company issued a press release mocking the new standard by dating the press release February 26, 1934, and titling it, “Title II Regulations a ‘Net’ Loss for Innovation and Consumers: FCC’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Move Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet.”

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Don’t Let Washington Turn the Internet into a Traffic Jam

Here in California, we regularly use the ballot initiative process to govern ourselves. Often, when a well-funded special interest is trying to ram through a change to the state’s laws, the opposition screams that the measure is a “solution without a problem.” The FCC’s potential actions in regards to Title II and the Internet fall in the same category. No one is crying out to be freed from the shackles of anything, anywhere, anytime broadband service.