The 'S' in IOT also stands for support and sustainability.
This reminds me of the person who tried to cover his tracks by making a bomb threat using Tor; but who was then busted because he IDed himself connecting to the school network and was the only person using Tor on it at the time.
Those numbers don't appear to make any differentiation between people buying both services and people buying only 1. Meaning it's being pulled down by all the cord cutters paying less than $120/mo for just internet. Without some sort of breakout, it appears unusable for the current discussion.
That the USPS as a Federal Agency would act by any means possible to prevent a private party from stealing property they believed belonged to the Bureau of Land Management.
Even limited to California the settlement amount is far too small to give all the ripped off customers a $15-29 refund. Assuming ATT has the same market share in CA as they do nation wide, they've got nearly 10M post paid customers in the state.
My guess is that this settlement is going to be binding on anyone who doesn't opt out, but require an explicit opt in to get a share of the payout. Then when almost everyone ends up filing a claim, ATT and the Lawyers who filed the suite will go back to the court and convince it to let them do something with the money because printing and mailing checks would consume the entire value of the settlement before putting a penny of value on the check itself.
Back in the late 90s internet we'd talk about pron to avoid early filters, or luaP noR (to avoid getting deluged by his fanbois).
Although it's been a long time since I've seen anyone including a modern equivalent to the Carnivore Bait (a string of words intended to trigger an FBI surveillance program of the same name and flood it with false positives) that used to be popular among some groups email or usenet signatures.
Another possibility would be that if they hired a 3rd party to make the music instead of doing it entirely in house; it could be the musicians or some 3rd party they've hired engaging in legal thuggery.
I'm baffled at them still having 3g phones in stock. The FCC's mandatory replacement device for voice service customer requirement (why the new 4g phone showed up in the mail) means that selling now would only guarantee having to give a new phone away in the near future
If there are major companies still transitioning from 3g to 4g that had reasonable migration plans in place that were significantly delayed by pandemic related issues and a short delay would allow them to complete their transition I'd be willing to let them have it.
Companies who were either willfully blind, or chose not to do anything in the mistaken assumption that the carriers would continue to delay their legacy network shutdowns indefinitely OTOH are probably screwed unless they can beg a multi-year delay out of regulators. They can go bankrupt and have their customers switch to competent competitors.
Of course, the real irony is that along with that article on Fox Business is a video clip of Maria Bartiromo, whining to GETTR CEO Jason Miller, about how terrible existing social media companies are because they "censor" content, and talking about how great it is that TRUTH Social will be different.
It is. Instead of trying to ban lies being spread by the Leopards Eating Peoples Faces party, this one prohibits complaining that your face got eaten by a leopard.
for 99% of TOS statements TLDR:
U R FKT
Still might be too much for a goldfish brain though.
The only gotcha I can see is with regards to DSL. A few years ago one of the major national landline companies (don't remember if Verizon or ATT) was prohibiting the direct transfer of DSL service when a property was sold and immediately scrapping the hardware when the old owner cancelled and thus when the new owner attempted to get service would be told "there are no free circuits in your area, sorry."
It being excessive was the point. If it's just Officer Bob the computer guy getting banned probably nothing will happen. Put everyone in the organization at risk and if management doesn't act to protect their own accounts, they'll be facing a revolt from a large chunk of the rank and file individually and (if there is one) a union action as well.
They should do what Whatsapp did to NSO Group after they were caught hacking a few years ago; and ban all the personal accounts of employees of any police department caught creating fake accounts to snoop with.
They're clearly demonstrating a sense of pride and accomplishment in the N64 ports; and Youtubers seem to agree even if not to the extent that Redditors did with Star Wars Battlefront II a few years back.