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Gregory Rocco, of Brooklyn, NY, looks at an iPhone 5C on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on September 20, 2013.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

‘Kill Switch’ Technology Could Deal Death Blow To Smartphone Thefts

A hidden battle is being waged over smartphones. Last year, more than 1.5-million Americans had their devices stolen but some companies are against a simple solution.

11/19/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon To Restore Land Lines On Fire Island

Verizon used Fire Island as a test case and installed a wireless system called Voice Link to service the island’s 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses after Sandy.

09/10/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Challenging Verizon’s Plans To Do Away With Landlines In 2 Sandy-Battered Towns

Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said Sandy damaged the old copper telephone wire network in the community beyond repair. He said the company does not intend to rebuild the lines or bring in a fiber-optic cable system.

07/31/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon Using Fire Island To Test Getting Rid Of Landline Phones

Instead of costly replacement to copper wiring lost in Sandy, Verizon is using Fire Island as test case, offering all 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses a wireless alternative it calls Voice Link.

07/09/2013

FILE - A Verizon sign hangs on a store in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Source Who Leaked NSA Phone Surveillance Information Identified

A new twist has appeared in the controversy over a secret government program tracking the phone calls and Internet habits of millions of Americans.

06/09/2013

Najibullah Zazi arrives at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building - Denver, CO - Sep 17, 2009 - Photo: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

Intelligence Official: Phone Records Tracking Helped Foil Subway Bomb Plot

A senior U.S. intelligence official has said the secret program that tracked hundreds of millions of domestic phone records helped disrupt a 2009 terror plot to bomb the New York City subways.

06/08/2013

FILE - A Verizon sign hangs on a store in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: National Security Agency Gets Phone Records Of Verizon Customers

The order requires Verizon, one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.

06/06/2013

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NFL Sunday Afternoon Games Available On Mobile Phones Through Verizon Starting In ’14

NFL Sunday afternoon games will be available to local fans on mobile phones through Verizon starting with the 2014 season.

06/04/2013

Federal Communications Commission hearing on communications failures from superstorm Sandy - U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication Failures

In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.

02/05/2013

Destroyed Copper Wires At Verizon's Broad Street Hub (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Verizon Upgrading To All Fiber Optics After Copper Wiring Was Destroyed In Sandy Storm Surge

Verizon’s head of national operations Chris Levendos said every inch of corroded copper cable will be replaced with fiber optics.

11/19/2012

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Seen At 11: High-Tech Security Systems Give Customers Peace Of Mind

As technology continues to change, so does the way that people choose to protect their homes. Cable TV systems now give homeowners the option to monitor their homes, providing instant security.

06/27/2012

Rep. Steve Israel (left) holds cell phone used in hacking demonstration at his Hauppauge, NY office on Monday, June 4, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Wants FCC To Require Cell Carriers To Have Password Protected Voicemail

Rep. Steve Israel demonstrated how hackers can go to a “spoofing” site, enter a cell phone number and gain access to that number’s voice messeges.

06/04/2012

Bogus Verizon Bill

Ask Asa: Solving Payment Problems With Verizon

Donald Seeley wanted to become one of Fios Video’s 4.4-million customers. But when he tried to sign up nothing was done, no service, no installation, not a single screw or nail.

05/30/2012

American Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (file / credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Spearheads Effort To Find Jobs For Veterans Through 100,000 Jobs Mission

JPMorgan Chase and nearly 40 other companies, some of them also based in the New York City area, have teamed up to try and get veterans back into the workforce.

04/06/2012

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Verizon Fined For Technician’s Death In Brooklyn

Douglas LaLima was working in a lift bucket last fall installing cables in Brooklyn when he came into contact with a power line and was electrocuted.

03/20/2012

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