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...
- China Orders Every Vehicle In Region Troubled By Ethnic Unrest To Be Fitted With Satnav Tracker
- Netherlands Looks To Join The Super-Snooper Club With New Mass Surveillance Law
- German Regulators Urge Parents To Destroy WiFi Connected Doll Over Surveillance Fears
- Yahoo's Security Incompetence Just Took $250 Million Off Verizon's Asking Price
- T-Mobile Backs Off Added Fee For HD Streaming As Unlimited Data Wars Heat Up