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Tuesday March 29, 2016

AT&T Claims Paying Extra For Privacy Is A 'Benefit'

Dear AT&T, why don't you have a seat right over there, I believe the Federal Communications Commission is going to want to have a few words with you in the very near future.

AT&T's decision to turn privacy into a luxury option is believed to be one of the things that prompted the FCC's push for tougher privacy rules, but if you ask AT&T, the behavior is a huge boon to consumers. The Consumerist notes how AT&T lobbyist Jacquelyne Flemming recently tried to defend the behavior at an industry conference, once again trying to pretend that paying more per month to have your privacy respected was some kind of discount.

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