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Sprint to pay $15.5M to settle suit over wiretap costs

Feds alleged the company overcharged for wiretapping by $21 million, but the two reach a settlement for much less.

By April 10, 2015


Verizon faces steady stream of requests for customer data

Even though it's received nearly 150,000 government data requests so far this year, Verizon says the overall percent of its customers affected remains small.

By July 20, 2015


Woman records her own arrest, then charged with wiretapping

Woman accused of disorderly conduct and carrying an open container gets an added charge after allegedly secretly recording her arrest on her phone.

By May 13, 2014


Man arrested for wiretapping after filming police officer

A Massachusetts man is arrested and has his phone taken from him. He was recording a police officer talking loudly and swearing. The recording has now mysteriously disappeared.

By March 8, 2014


US sues Sprint for allegedly overcharging on wiretaps

The government claims Sprint "inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent," which amounts to more than $21 million in overpayment.

By March 3, 2014


Verizon Transparency Report reveals 164,000 subpoenas, 1,500 wiretaps

The company received about 320,000 requests for customer information in the US, and just a few thousand internationally.

By January 22, 2014


Google's unwitting Wi-Fi spying not exempt under Wiretap Act

Three years later, the search giant is still battling a class action lawsuit claiming its Street View cars illegally captured usernames, passwords, and other payload data.

By September 10, 2013


NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls

In 2008, Skype told CNET the service could not be wiretapped. Microsoft no longer stands by that claim, and a National Security Agency document shows analysts can eavesdrop on video calls.

By July 11, 2013


Tech Retrospect: Heartbleed causes heartburn and Windows XP gets put to pasture

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By April 11, 2014


Anti-Dropbox protest fires up after Condoleezza joins board

#DropDropbox protesters say it doesn’t make sense for an alleged warrantless wiretapping advocate to be appointed to the board of a secure cloud storage service.

By April 10, 2014