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(Reuters) – A Florida judge has rejected a request to force Verizon Communications Inc to turn over data on calls made to and from subscriber accounts by those using the carrier’s cellphone network, the company said in a court filing on Thursday.
A Verizon sign in New York is seen in this picture illustration taken Nov. 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar
In March, a judge in Miami County ordered Verizon to send the data under a lawsuit filed by three former customers who accused Verizon to customers who called its wireless business, the filing said. However, the judge said Verizon would have to cooperate.
“Verizon has responded to the court’s order by admitting to all of the customers’ allegations and has provided the court with a list of all the mobile numbers on which data communications were made,” Verizon said in its filing in the case.
“At the same time, Verizon has told Plaintiffs and the court that it has no evidence that any customer has ever complained to Verizon about any of these customers using its system,” it added. The case is Verizon Mobile LLC v United States, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The case involves about 1 million “prepaid customers” of the wireless company, according to the suit, which says Verizon illegally tracked the phones of customers of multiple U.S. carriers and then shared the list with other companies.
Verizon has said it is cooperating with the lawsuit, which claims several of its cellphone companies were involved in violating customers’ privacy.
After the lawsuit, Verizon was forced to sell about 1.25 million customers to Sprint Nextel Corp in a deal worth as much as $20 billion to cover debt.
The City of Toronto recently received the results of another “street count” conducted by a consulting firm called Civic Intelligence Group.
At the count, it was reported that there are roughly 4 million empty and second-hand housing units on the city’s streets, with about 25,000 of them in Toronto.
And with a population of just under a billion, it would be easy to understand why. But if you look at the data from Civic Intelligence Group’s report, it’s a bit more complicated.
According to the new numbers (emphasis mine), the report states that there are “5.2 million single-family homes occupied by individuals who are not Canadian citizens and do not possess valid immigration status. Of