last time i heard about US ISP/mobile provider shenanigans there was a debate on net neutrality (which the tel cos were wining) arguing that they were not common carriers.
well, that just goes to prove that they are not common carriers. they can even monetize on the service they are already selling you. they don't consider your communication protected in any way.
it is like opening a restaurant and selling your scraps to feed cows. except that they are the only restaurant in town. and after 12sec they take away your plate and consider what is left scrap. oh, and dog bags are forbiden on the contract.
i wonder if the FSF pays verizon to get the IDs from the senate to advertise to them... how would they like it? probably would jail everyone shouting commie. or is that terrorist nowadays?