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Verizon CEO continues talking unlimited data

Coming by way of a recent investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has once again been talking about unlimited data plans. This of course, comes as Verizon Wireless did away with their unlimited data plan in favor of tiered plans more than a year ago. The end result here is basically what we have already been hearing from Verizon, which is that unlimited data is not sustainable.

AT&T privacy policy change shows a firesale of our user data

Some new tweaks and changes to AT&T's privacy policy have been revealed today, and things aren't looking good. It sounds like AT&T may join other big groups like Facebook, Google, and Verizon and start selling our user data, although it will all be anonymous. This comes right as privacy is on the top of our minds, which isn't the best timing for AT&T, but read on for more details.

Google CEO: what the…? We don’t give the feds your data

In case you've missed some of the crazy news this week, news that we've been steering clear of, apparently Verizon Wireless gives the NSA access to all our calls. A court document leaked revealing they give the NSA access to all our 'metadata' on an ongoing daily basis. Then to top that a new report surfaced that the NSA has a program calls "PRISM" that does this for tons of other major companies.

EFF report slams Verizon and AT&T over user data protection

A popular Digital Rights Advocacy group called the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is back this year and have released their annual report card. It's called "Who has your back" regarding companies who protect their users - and their data - from the prying eyes of the government. Surprisingly, Verizon scores dead last and didn't receive a single star, while AT&T only had 1 out of 5 themselves. It's not looking good for wireless carriers.

Google Fiber headed to Texas – can my town be next?

Reports are beginning to surface this week that Google's blazing fast gigabit internet service is headed to Texas, and we could be getting the official details as soon as next week. Reports are claiming Austin Texas is up next, and I'm just wondering when Vegas will get it. That's all I need to know. For more details on Google Fiber read on past the break.

AT&T goes big with Mobile Share data plans up to 50GB

AT&T seems to have stepped things up quite a bit in terms of data allotments for Mobile Share plans. With the previous plans offering data options from 1GB up to 20GB, AT&T has since announced plans that offer up to 50GB. More specifically, the carrier has added a 30GB, 40GB and 50GB option. The one catch -- they don't come cheap. These new higher data plans are going for $300, $400 and $500 per month.
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