The US government filed a lawsuit against telecom giant Sprint in civil court on Monday, accusing the company of overcharging the government for costs related to court-ordered wiretapping and surveillance.
Sprint, along with Verizon and AT&T, are regularly required to aid government investigations – doing so by facilitating phone surveillance, also known as pen registers, which contain metadata about a phone call, not its content. In exchange for standing at the ready, the companies are permitted to charge law enforcement agencies for “reasonable expenses” related to the investigation.Sprint overcharged US govt $21 mn for wiretaps - lawsuit — RT USA (via new-aesthetic)
‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’
First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants.
Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blowjob or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have such a feeling that they can’t hide. Every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (via savethisforlater)