by Mike Masnick
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 1:40pm
The latest lobbying disclosure forms are out for lobbying efforts in the second quarter, and as Dave Maass points out, wouldn't you know, Verizon's lobbyist, Mike McKay disclosed that he was lobbying the House of Representatives on "NSA's data collection of of phone records."
Now, there's no indication over what the argument being made was -- but it's notable in that while various tech companies have been quite vocal about the whole NSA situation, AT&T and Verizon have been deafeningly silent. If they were working Congress hard to protect consumers' privacy rights... wouldn't that be something they'd be talking about publicly?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Virginia Towns Using Federally-Funded License Plate Readers To Collect Local Taxes
- Publishers Actively Monitoring Testing Students' Social Media Posts For Possible Cheating
- Ridiculous Ruling In Ireland Requires ISP To Kick Those Accused (Not Convicted) Of File Sharing Off The Internet
- Our Shiny New Net Neutrality Rules Won't Be Worth Squat If The FCC Isn't Willing To Act
- Verizon Latest To Balk At Weather Channel Rate Hikes For 'Weather Coverage' That's 70% Fluff And Nonsense