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Verizon's Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now?

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Verizon workers picket outside one of the company's facilities in Philadelphia Wednesday. Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A man using a mobile phone walks past an AT&T store, in June. The New York Times and ProPublica report that the telecom giant helped the NSA spy for decades. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, introduces President Obama before the latter's remarks Dec. 3 at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable, a group Stephenson chairs. Stephenson has said that increasing regulation of the broadband industry — as proposed by the president — would have a substantial chilling effect on its investment in infrastructure. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

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Your call may be monitored: The NSA has been given the OK to collect data about millions of Americans' phone calls (though not about the conversations). Glen Argov /Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Dina Temple-Raston on the collection of phone records

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