Security researcher discovers simple way to access Verizon ISP accounts

A security researcher discovered a critical flaw that put Verizon customers at risk. A hacker could access any account by spoofing a user's IP address if the attacker knew the victim's address. Fortunately, the problem has been patched.
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AT&T and Hulu get cozy in new multi-platform partnership

Hulu and AT&T have announced a joint effort to bring Hulu to the AT&T customers. According to a press release by AT&T this week, the commuications giant will offer Hulu subscription streaming service to its subscribers across multiple…

First images of the LG G Pad X leak, revealing Verizon branding and classic LG design

Leaked images show the successor to LG's G Pad 8.3: the G Pad X. It's reportedly bound for Verizon in the U.S., but details beyond that -- including internals and pricing -- aren't forthcoming.

Verizon and Sprint ordered to pay $158 million in fines over cramming charges

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have slammed Sprint and Verizon with a collective $158 million in fines after the conclusion of an investigation over "mobile cramming" allegations.
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DT Daily: Apple to debut a giant iPad? 2:57

Today on DT Daily: Verizon snaps up AOL, Netflix’s CEO predicts the future of TV and the latest rumors about Apple’s jumbo-sized iPad

Verizon will preload Android smartphones with Lyft and offer drivers a monthly discount

Verizon announced a new partnership with Lyft that will have Big Red offering drivers a monthly access discount. Unfortunately, the app will now be preinstalled on select Verizon Android smartphones.

Microsoft is tackling a Windows 7 pirate (with help from logged IPs)

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit in a Washington court against a Verizon IP address alleged to be behind pirating Windows 7 software for commercial gain at a significant scale.

T-Mobile strikes out at Verizon, offers free trial to disillusioned customers

T-Mobile's not happy about Verizon's Never Settle advertising campaign, and has come up with Never Settle For Verizon, a free two-week trial of its own network exclusively for disillusioned Verizon customers.
Movies & TV

Verizon caught upselling customer to excessive Internet plans for ‘smoother’ Netflix

Dan Rayburn, a streaming video analyst, caught Verizon sales associates in their bluff when multiple reps wrongly told him that upgrading his FiOS internet service from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps would make for smoother Netflix streaming.

T-Mobile CEO says cable companies may one day merge with carriers

T-Mobile CEO John Legere hinted that cable companies and carriers may one day merge to offer one-stop shopping for users. Legere envisions a future in which one company provides phone, cable, and Internet services.
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ESPN sues Verizon over FiOS custom TV plans

ESPN has decided to back its word from last week and sue Verizon over the latter's FiOS custom TV plan, which allows customers to pick and choose channels. ESPN said ESPN and ESPN 2 cannot be sold separately.
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Fox Sports, NBC join ESPN in opposing Verizon’s custom FiOS TV package

Even though ESPN claimed that Verizon couldn't bundle its channels separately in its 'Custom TV' package under existing contracts, the service launched earlier this week. Now Fox Sports and NBCUniversal are joining ESPN in those claims.