Posts by Kerry Maeve Sheehan

Securus Leak of Prison Call Records Underscores Importance of FCC Oversight

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Recently, investigative journalists at the Intercept revealed that Securus, a nationwide provider of phone and video services to jails and prisons, suffered a massive security breach when someone obtained, and then leaked, records of more than 70 million phone calls by prisoners across the country, along with links to downloadable recordings of those calls. Among these calls were records of “at least 14,000 recorded conversations between inmates and attorneys.” In fact, the Intercept claims that Securus has amassed a huge database of federally protected consumer propriety network information (CPNI, or “metadata” containing the number you call, at what time and for how long) and has been storing this data for years. The Intercept also reports that Securus may be selling access to this data to law enforcement investigators.

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What People are Missing About Kim Davis and “Eye of the Tiger”

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By now you’ve probably heard about the furor over the use of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally organized by GOP candidate Mike Huckabee’s campaign in support of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. After YouTube footage of the Davis rally showed Davis entering the stage with “Eye of the Tiger” playing loudly in the background, Survivor’s Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik both took to social media to protest Huckabee and Davis’ use of their song.

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