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Credo Mobile Releases Industry's First Transparency Report 48

Posted by samzenpus
from the always-watching dept.
memnock writes "Wired and The Washington Post both report that mobile service provider CREDO is the first telecom to release a report detailing requests from the government for customer information. From Wired: 'A small telecom believed to be at the center of a historic court battle over government surveillance published its first transparency report on Thursday, noting that it had received 16 government requests for customer data in 2013. But the report may be most significant for what it doesn't say.'"
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Credo Mobile Releases Industry's First Transparency Report

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  • by ganjadude (952775) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @12:18PM (#45932551) Homepage
    ok, and? They are actually fighting a good fight here. Lets try and look at it from that point of view. I dont really care what direction someone leans if they do what is right, and taking onthe government for its over reach of power is the right thing to do.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 12, 2014 @12:21PM (#45932573)

    I'm glad you let us know those facts.

    Since I'm conservative, my brain is already making ad hominem attacks on them and discounting anything they stick up for or say - even if it's for my own God given rights and against government abuses of authority.

    Re-reading that, I don't think anyone will get the satire.

    So....who gives a rat's ass what their politics are if they are telling the truth?

    One would have to be a fascist to have a problem with what this company publishing this information.

  • by ganjadude (952775) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @02:27PM (#45933275) Homepage
    corporations are a group of people, they should be treated as such. If anything we didnt go far enough with it, we dont hold the heads of the companies responsible for what the companies do like we would a parent to a child. Meaning if someone runs company X, they seem to get all the benifits of personhood, but none of the negatives, no one is ever held responsible criminally when their company does something criminal. Start holding the owners of these companies personally liable and stop letting them hide behind the corp and i think things would be better.
  • by NoahsMyBro (569357) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @03:40PM (#45933631)

    Several years ago I wanted to switch to Credo, but they had no Windows Phones & I needed a WP for work, so I couldn't use them. They eventually got Windows Phones, but their ToS prohibits using the data plan for business uses, or as a hotspot, or with Push-email (ActiveSync).

    So as much as I'd like the money I'm spending already on mobile service to benefit Credo's causes, I can't use them. I routinely receive emails from them asking me to switch, and each time I wonder how much $ Credo is leaving on the table by forbidding these uses of their network.

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