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Verizon Communications Inc. 1095 Avenue of the Americas New York NY, 10036 http://www.verizon.com
Verizon Communications Inc is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. It offers voice, data and video services and solutions to wireless and wireline networks.
  • CEO: Hans Erik Vestberg
  • Employees: 152,300
  • Sector: Communication Services
  • Industry: Communication Services
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    (Bloomberg) -- The FBI arrested one man after a co-worker at a western Maryland restaurant reported seeing him in images of people assaulting the U.S. Capitol. A Texas man was charged after his ex-wife recognized him in a social-media video and called authorities, noting that it was a good picture.Perhaps the most easily recognized interloper wore the same bearskin headdress with horns, and carried the same six-foot spear, as he did on his Facebook page. Prosecutors called it “distinctive attire” in charging documents.These and more details gleaned from court documents reveal how the FBI has quickly identified more than 275 suspects -- the number is expected to grow quickly -- related to last week’s Capitol riot. More than 98 have been arrested, often with the aid of video taken or social media posted by the participants themselves. And investigators, academics and citizen sleuths are still combing though broadcast footage and websites such as Twitter Inc., YouTube and even archives of the now-defunct Parler platform favored by right-wing activists.More than 140,000 pieces of digital media have been obtained by the FBI. “And we are scouring every one for investigative and intelligence leads,” Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, told reporters. “We continue to ask for more.”The FBI has opened a portal to accept tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in and around the Capitol on Jan. 6, when a mob supporting President Donald Trump swarmed the building, scaling walls, breaking windows and beating police officers. The siege left five people dead, delayed the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and sparked a backlash among lawmakers who impeached Trump on Wednesday.The FBI has declined to provide many details of how it’s conducting the search, but one police department says it’s helping the bureau link names and faces with facial recognition software. And a trail of location data left behind by the rioters’ mobile phones could prove useful. Service providers are obligated to turn over information in response to search warrants.While the digital dragnet has proven useful to law enforcement, it carries risks for the many volunteer sleuths who are reposting screen shots they allege are lawbreakers.Misidentifying someone as a rioter -- or even correctly identifying someone who was at the Capitol but not involved in criminal acts -- can be libelous, potentially triggering fines, lawsuits and expensive settlements with the people on the other end of those Twitter and Facebook Inc. posts.“Anyone who thinks ‘Oh, I know that person’ needs to just call the authorities. It’s safer legally and it’s safer physically,” said Sandy Davidson, a First Amendment law expert and professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “You’ve done your citizen obligation without putting yourself at risk of legal harm and without wrongfully damaging someone else’s reputation.”Boston BomberPeople misidentified as Capitol protesters can go to court, seeking damages to compensate them for reputational harm or lost wages if they get fired as a result. In a famous case of digital mis-identification, a Brown University student was incorrectly identified by cyber vigilantes as a suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing due to his resemblance to a photo circulated by police. He wasn’t involved but his family was hounded when his name was linked to the case.Other experts caution against sweeping surveillance of people who may have been at the Capitol simply to join a legal political demonstration.“Nothing prohibits people in the public from sharing information with law enforcement,” said Greg Nojeim, director of the Freedom, Security and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology. “Law enforcement has to be careful to ensure that the information it is receiving is helpful to investigating crime, as opposed to investigating free-speech activity.”Authorities meanwhile are sifting methodically through the digital trail left by the mob. Arrest documents speak to the clues left in images, detailing all the co-workers and acquaintances who’ve led authorities to suspects after spotting their images in news reports or on social media.Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said there are “thousands of potential witnesses” that may lead to “hundreds of criminal cases” in an investigation that will stretch over months.It’s one of the most expansive criminal investigations in the history of the Justice Department, with a wide assortment of agencies helping to build cases, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals. All 56 FBI field offices are involved.Facebook’s HelpDespite its magnitude, the investigation to name and find those who swarmed the Capitol will be relatively simple, said Milan Patel, former chief technology officer of the FBI’s Cyber Division.The agency can enlist Facebook and Twitter as well as the mobile carriers whose airwaves were used by rioters, Patel said in an interview.“Social media companies let this fester for years, but you’re seeing a sea change,” said Patel, now global head of managed security services at BlueVoyant LLC. “They’re not going to stonewall any longer.”Patel outlined standard procedure. Investigators can take one data point -- a photo, or a name or a social media identity -- and subpoena Facebook or Twitter. They’ll ask for additional data, like that person’s online persona, their posts, friends list, associated phone number, and data on their location.“You take this data and you start mapping out where these people are, where they were in the past and you start putting them at the scene of the crime,” Patel said.Like social media companies, telecoms will be essential to investigations, and be obligated to maintain and turnover subscriber call logs and location data once subpoenaed or presented with a warrant, said Jennifer Lynch, Surveillance Litigation Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Carriers and online companies say they cooperate with law enforcement.Facebook has “worked to quickly provide responses to valid legal requests,” said Andy Stone, a spokesman for the company. “We are removing content, disabling accounts, and working with law enforcement to protect against direct threats to public safety.”Wireless carriers also help authorities track suspects in investigations. “There are teams already working with law enforcement regarding what happened,” Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg told reporters Jan. 10.Facial RecognitionAt least one police department is helping investigators using facial recognition software. Detectives in Miami have been uploading photos of potential suspects in the Capitol riot into a system provided by the closely held company Clearview AI.The officers are screening photos of potential suspects from materials provided by the FBI, as well as from images they spot on social media and in news reports. So far, they have passed on at least six potential matches to the FBI, said Assistant Miami Police Chief Armando Aguilar.“It’s only half the battle when we have video evidence,” Aguilar said. “The other half is trying to identify the person in the video and making the case that the person we think we’ve identified is, in fact, our suspect.”Clearview Chief Executive Officer Hoan Ton-That said that since the Capitol riot his company has seen a spike in usage of its services. Clients upload a photo and the system compares it to a database of billions of images scraped from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.That’s raised concerns among civil liberty and privacy advocates.“The FBI has thousands of tips on the Capitol attack, and people posted their own information online from inside the building,” said the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Lynch. “That should be where this investigation begins, not on face-recognition technology.”Ton-That said that Clearview’s facial recognition technology is not used to monitor citizens regularly but is used to investigate crimes after they have happened.“It’s not a 24/7 surveillance technology,” Ton-That said. “It’s only used for after the fact surveillance.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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    * All three new phones perfectly complement Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Nationwide * Preorders for the Galaxy S21 5G series on Verizon start January 14 at 11am ET * Switch to Verizon and get a 128GB Galaxy S21+ 5G on us with select trade-in and select Unlimited plans1 BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon is your home for the latest generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, unveiled at Unpacked. With a sleek new design, incredible camera system, hyperfast processor and a battery that won't give out on you when you need it most, the Galaxy S21 series lets you get creative, stay connected and do it all your way.All three new phones connect you to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Nationwide network, offering the potential for unprecedented speed and power that brings out the best in the Galaxy S21 line-up.Just this week, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg showed the world during CES what a powerful connective technology 5G is today and will be in the future. As the technology continues to become available in more and more places, the Galaxy S21 5G series and Verizon 5G will give you a front-row seat to the latest and greatest experiences in sports, entertainment, education, business collaboration and more.Pricing and availabilityPreorders for the Galaxy S21 5G series on Verizon start January 14 at 11am ET and both phones will be widely available on January 29. Here’s the full line-up: * Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (6.8”2) starts at $39.99 a month for 30 months or $49.99 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,199.99 retail) * Galaxy S21+ 5G (6.7”2) starts at $33.33 a month for 30 months or $41.66 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $999.99 retail) * Galaxy S21 5G (6.2”2) starts at $33.33 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $799.99 retail) Features that matterLife is a series of moments. Why not make them beautiful? Take your photos and videos to an incredible new level with multiple, cutting-edge ways to capture life exactly as it is, or turn it into a work of art. Combined with Verizon 5G, and you have the perfect tool for creating and sharing your story to the world. Here are some of the best features of the Galaxy S21 series.Samsung’s best-in-class camera experience: Samsung is known for its brilliant smartphone cameras and the S21 line-up is no different. Improved 8K Snap lets you grab crystal clear images from your 8K video footage, so you can capture all the live action and get standout still shots every time you hit record. Even in fast-moving or bumpy conditions, your footage will be buttery-smooth with Super Steady video at an improved 60fps3.The new 108 megapixel pro sensor on the S20 Ultra’s camera improves on resolution clarity and light sensitivity, so it works better no matter what lighting condition you find yourself in.On the video side, Samsung added Director’s View, multi-camera capabilities that capture images footage all lenses simultaneously, to create unique videos from angles you might not have considered (including front and rear capture at the same time). And, with Vlogger View, capture video on the front and rear cameras at once for real-time reactions. Paired with Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Pro4, you can capture both ambient sounds and your voice at the same time using multiple mic recording5. That means you can set up Galaxy S21 on a tripod and use Buds Pro as your voice mic, so you can step away and record speech, movement and background sound in crisp quality. Single Take6 has also been improved, offering new styles and options to show off your favorite videos and images.Ultimate design: Ultimate Innovation and Design: The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G features a 6.8”2 Dynamic AMOLED 2X display — the most intelligent screen Samsung has ever made. For the first time ever, you no longer have to decide between the smoothness of a 120Hz refresh rate and a Quad HD+ display7. The screen’s refresh rate automatically adjusts from 10Hz to 120Hz to ensure you get the best image while saving battery. This is huge for gamers that need an upgraded experience for more immersive game play. Add in the ability to connect to 5G Ultra Wideband and you have access to incredible power and less lag — this is the way mobile gaming should be.All three phones include intuitive blue-light management that adjusts based on time of day to keep your eyes happy. Watch, scroll and relive your best moments, all while the adaptive refresh rate helps to conserve your battery. On the outside, the all-new Contour Cut Camera housing that blends seamlessly into the metal frame will turn heads with an assortment of color that fits your vibe.Performance and power: Built with 5G connectivity in mind, you can share, scroll, browse and binge in a flash8. With the latest and most advanced smartphone chipset yet in a Galaxy for greater speed, energy efficiency9, and advanced computing capabilities, Galaxy S21 packs all the power you need to process photos, record 8K videos, enjoy a cloud gaming marathon and make the perfect video clips. Catch every idea, nail that shot and share all your moments without slowing down. The Galaxy S21 5G series also intuitively manages your power usage to conserve energy on its own, so you can go all day without charging10. For business users, the Galaxy S21 series also includes seamless Microsoft integration11 and Samsung Knox security. What’s more? You can even use your S Pen12 to take notes on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.Promotions and accessoriesVerizon is welcoming the Galaxy S21 family into our 2021 line-up with some awesome additional promotions, as well as the best in entertainment on us. * Switch to Verizon and get a 128GB Galaxy S21+ 5G on us with select trade-in and select Unlimited plans1, or save up to $1,000 on any Galaxy S21 when you switch and trade-in an eligible device with a select Unlimited plan13. * Current customers can save $600 on a Galaxy S21 series phone with select trade-in on select Unlimited plans14. * Buy any Samsung Galaxy S21 and get another select model on us, or save up to $1,000 on another Galaxy S21 series phone with select Unlimited plans when you add a new line15. * Get the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 starting at $199.99, when you buy any Samsung Galaxy S2116. * Buy a Samsung Galaxy S21 on select Unlimited plans and get $100 Verizon Dollars17 when you open a Verizon Visa® Card account18 during checkout19. Plus, get up to $100 in credit also, applied over the first 24 months, when you use the Verizon Visa Card to pay your wireless bill every month20. * Finally, get 25% off all Samsung Galaxy S21 cases and screen protectors and 50% off Verizon-brand charging accessories during the pre-order period. New phone cases and screen protectors will also be available from OtterBox, Coach, Tech21, Incipio, Speck, Kate Spade New York, Lifeproof, Case-Mate, Gear4, Samsung and others.Also coming to Verizon on January 14 is Samsung’s latest audio innovation — the Galaxy Buds Pro ($199.99). These earbuds feature immersive sound, superior call quality, intelligent ANC and enhanced connectivity across your devices — all packed into a modern and sleek design. Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s most premium earbuds offering to-date, and perfect for work, entertainment and everything in between.The Galaxy S21 5G will be available with 128GB and 256GB memory options in Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray21, Phantom Pink and Phantom White. The Galaxy S21+ 5G comes in 128GB and 256GB in Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G adds a 512GB option in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. Galaxy Buds Pro come in three colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Violet so you can match with your Galaxy S21.Visit verizon.com for more information or to preorder your Galaxy S21 5G starting January 14 at 11am ET. Verizon business customers can visit verizon.com/business/resources/lp/samsung-galaxy-s21-5g/ for business-specific pricing and promos.15G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. $999.99 device payment purchase w/new smartphone line on select Unlimited plans & port-in req’d. Less $250 Verizon e-gift card (sent w/in 8 wks) + up to $750 trade-in/promo credit applied over 24 mos.; promo credit ends if eligibility req’s are no longer met; 0% APR. Trade-in conditions apply.2Display measurements are diagonal, and actual viewable area is less due to rounded corners and camera hole punch.3Super Steady video is limited to 1080p resolution4Sold separately5The feature is available on Galaxy smartphones or tablets with One UI 3.1 or above, which can be turned on and off in the Bluetooth® setting. Requires the same Samsung account to be registered on the devices. The availability of the feature may vary by application.6Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds.7On the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G only8Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.9Compared to GS20 10Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.11MS Office license required for purchase to edit Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents. License sold separately.12S Pen sold separately. Compatible only with Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.135G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Up to $1379.99 device payment purchase w/new smartphone line on select Unlimited plans & port-in req’d. Less $250 Verizon e-gift card (sent w/in 8 wks) + up to $750 trade-in/promo credit applied over 24 mos.; promo credit ends if eligibility req’s are no longer met; 0% APR. Trade-in conditions apply.145G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Up to $1379.99 device payment purchase or full retail purchase w/upgrade on select Unlimited plans req’d. Less $600 trade-in/promo credit applied over 24 mos.; promo credit ends if eligibility req's are no longer met; 0% APR. Trade-in conditions apply.155G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Up to $1379.99 device payment purchase w/new smartphone line on select Unlimited plans per phone req’d. 2nd phone must be of equal or lesser value (eligible on S21 5G 128GB or 256GB, S21+ 5G 128GB): Less up to $1000 promo credit applied over 24 mos; promo credit ends if eligibility req's are no longer met; 0% APR.165G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700\+ cities. Up to $1379.99 (Phone) device payment purchase w/ new smartphone line req’d. Up to $479.99 (watch) device payment purchase req’d. Watch: Less $250 promo credit applied over 24 mos.; promo credit ends if eligibility req’s are no longer met; 0% APR.175G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Up to $1379.99 device payment purchase or full retail purchase on select unlimited plans req’d. Device returns will void offer eligibility and cancel $100 Verizon Dollar deposit. Verizon Dollars have no cash value, are issued for reward purposes only and cannot be purchased, sold, transferred, redeemed for cash or Verizon gift cards, or used for security deposits for Verizon Wireless or Verizon Fios account services. $100 Verizon Dollars awarded per Verizon Wireless line (MTN). $100 Verizon Dollars will be applied over 24 months and begin to post to digital wallet within 2-3 Verizon Wireless billing cycles after the transaction. Canceling your credit card account prior to the $100 Verizon Dollar posting will void offer eligibility and cancel the $100 Verizon Dollar deposit.18New credit card accounts only. Application required. Subject to credit approval. Must be a Verizon Wireless Account Owner or Account Manager on an account with 10 phone lines or less to apply. See the Verizon Visa® Credit Card Rewards Program Terms & Conditions in application for details and restrictions.19Must complete the device purchase and card application within the same transaction.20To be eligible for the New Card Holder Offer and receive the full $100 bill credit, monthly wireless bill payment using the Verizon Visa Card is required over the first 24 months. During that time, the $4.17 monthly credit will not be applied for any monthly wireless bill that is not paid using the Verizon Visa Card. See the Verizon Visa® Credit Card Rewards Program Terms & Conditions in application for details and restrictions. The Verizon Visa® Card is issued by Synchrony Bank pursuant to a license from Visa USA Inc. 2020 Verizon.21256GB Galaxy S21 5G available in Phantom Gray only.Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.VERIZON’S ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at https://www.verizon.com/about/media-center. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.Media contact: George Koroneos george.koroneos@verizon.com Twitter: @GLKCreative

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The Met Unframed is accessible from any 4G or 5G smart device, and is available for free for a limited five-week run. Within the experience, four of the AR works of art are enhanced with activations accessible to users on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. These users can watch the objects come alive in AR by utilizing high-speed responsiveness and ultra low lag. Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art commented, “Our mission since The Met’s founding 150 years ago has been to connect people to art and ideas, and to one another — something we’ve found to be more powerful than ever over these last months of isolation and uncertainty. The Met Unframed brings the Museum to audiences wherever they are in an innovative viewing experience, in which users can virtually visit iconic spaces and engage with The Met’s masterpieces, learn more about the works in a playful way and through AR, and enjoy bringing the art into one’s own surroundings. The Met Unframed expands the ways in which we can understand, experience, and appreciate art.” Andrew McKechnie, Chief Creative Officer, Verizon added, “The Met Unframed enhances digital inclusivity for an audience that may have never experienced art in such a personal way. We’re utilizing the power of technology and enhancements enabled by Verizon 5G, to provide extensive access, in-depth education, and opportunities for interactivity and sharing, for beloved works of art from one of the world’s most renowned museums.” The custom-designed digital galleries were rendered exclusively for The Met Unframed and evoke or nearly replicate spaces from across the Museum. The virtual layout creatively arranges a sampling of galleries that display art from across millennia and from around the world, allowing the Museum—and the collection—to be experienced like never before. Visitors to The Met Unframed are first welcomed into an intricately detailed rendering of the Museum’s iconic Great Hall, where Kent Monkman’s monumental diptych mistikôsiwak: Wooden Boat People (2019) hangs, and from there banners offer broad thematic concepts—Power, Home, Nature, and Journey—that visitors can take up while exploring the galleries. Highlights from The Met's collection include works by the contemporary artists El Anatsui, Mark Bradford, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Sam Gilliam, and Carmen Herrera; all of The Met’s five paintings by American modernist Jacob Lawrence; and massive works like the Egyptian Wing's magnificent Temple of Dendur (completed by 10 B.C.) in the Egyptian wing and a stunning 14th century Chinese mural depicting the Buddha of Medicine. Visitor favorites also abound, like The Unicorn Rests in a Garden (1495-1505) from The Met Cloisters’ Unicorn Tapestries; Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (1950), Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889), Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851), and Rembrandt van Rijn’s Self Portrait (1660); along with important works like Lee Krasner's Rising Green (1972), Standing Bear’s The Battle of Little Bighorn (ca. 1920), and Margareta Haverman’s Vase of Flowers (1716). The Met Unframed was designed in partnership with multidisciplinary production company Unit9, and developed using the latest in web AR and emerging mobile technology combined with The Met's rich digital, educational, and curatorial teams providing rich content and expertise. The high-fidelity gallery and art renderings in this experience were modeled by 3D artists based on the Met’s extensive collection of images — many within its Open Access program — created by the Museum’s staff photographers and post-production team. Games in the experience—such as trivia questions, riddles, and a “Zoom and Spot” challenge—encourage close observation of the works of art and accompanying descriptions and content, while a game called “Analysis” uses The Met's infrared and XRF conservation documentation scans of paintings to give users a glimpse of underdrawings and other hidden details of well-known Met paintings that would go unseen in an in-person visit to the Museum.About The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens—businessmen and financiers as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day—who wanted to create a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. Today, The Met displays tens of thousands of objects covering 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenueand The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since its founding, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. metmuseum.orgAbout Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.VERIZON’S ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at https://www.verizon.com/about/media-center. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/. Verizon Contact: Katie Magnotta katie.magnotta@verizon.com The Met Contact:  Miki Spinazzi Micol.Spinazzi@metmuseum.org

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