Teach them a lesson, that there are thousands of other companies who do not help the govt spy on your kids, that they can make money on.
one day the shallow vz shareholders will open their eyes, and say "how did this happen".
and the truth is, VZ shareholders not only allowed it to happen, but helped make it happen.
VZ Exec VP / General Counsel / Public Policy: Randall Milch - FYI Tele Tech Holdings (et al): "Verizon charges Uncle Sam a $775 "activation fee" to set up a wiretap and $500 a month to keep the tap up and running." (It's not like this is "activity" is exclusive to VZ BTW...they just seem to charge more.) Randall...a couple "Public Policy" questions. What happens when this revenue stream / income is cut off? What happens when customers undersatnd they are being sold / compromised as a commodity... Including your "customer service" BPO TTEC?
Every telecom assists the government. If you had half a brain you would know this. Wire tapping was what it was once referred to. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.
i have nothing to hide but that doesnt mean i want a bunch of ham handed oafs crashing around in my private affairs looking for stuff. and it does not mean i want to pay the taxes for them to "look for stuff thats wrong" in such an obviously inefficient manner in either my stuff or anyone elses stuff. the constitution speaks of the need for probable cause which the unpatriotic act denies.
I guess half a brain is better than none. What other Constitutional Rights and Protections, Freedom, Liberty should we throw away? For what..safety? Did you READ where the Fed Court Judge AND the President's select "advisory" panel admitted that NOT ONE event has been detected / prevented as a result of DECADES OLD blanket / wall to wall spying on American citizens? Despite what "they" said / testified. (Ft. Hood, Aurora Co., Boston, Navy Shipyard???) "They" are hunting, blackmailing, extorting journalists, whistleblowers, judges, lawyers, politicians...so yes...even though you are comfortable with Big Brother on Steroids...this IS NOT making you safer. Just the opposite. Or why would they continue to lie...under "oath"?