Verizon fires employees over snooping on Obama’s phone records

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Verizon fires employees over snooping on Obama’s phone records


The curiosity in President-elect Barack Obama’s phone records came with a high price tag for Verizon Wireless employees. According to CNN, the workers who snooped on Obama’s phone records have been fired.

“This was some employees’ idle curiosity,” a company source told CNN and added “we now consider this matter closed.”

Verizon Wireless previously had said that the security breach did not involve a Blackberry smartphone, but a “simple” phone. The company conceded that the employees had access to the full records of calling data, including the phone numbers of calls made and received. However, they had no access to the content of the calls, Verizon said.