Items tagged with NYSE: TWC

Time Warner Cable has discovered a breach of customer information. Recently, the service provider sent notices to 320,000 of its customers throughout the U.S. advising them to change the password to their email account. This advice comes after the company discovered someone may have gained unauthorized access to email and password details. The notices are being sent out via email and through direct mail. This issue particularly affects people with a Roadrunner email account, or those which have the RR.com domain in the address. Time Warner isn’t sure how the breach occurred but has suggested it could have been a result of malware that was downloaded during a phishing attack or through a breach... Read more...
Sweet justice like this doesn't come along often enough. We've no doubt all dealt with the annoyance of phone spam -- either from companies that want to up-sell their service, bring us back, or hound for overdue bills which could have already been handled. In our busy lives, getting hassled by aggressive companies is something most of us could do without. Flickr: Michael Dougherty But, there's a big difference between receiving the odd call once in a while to receiving it all the time, such as what Araceli King had to deal with. In less than a year, Time Warner Cable called her a total of 153 times, all automated, and all meant for someone else. Making matters worse, King had a 7-minute... Read more...
Comcast has accused many of its critics and rivals of “extortion” in regards to its acquisition of Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. The cable company filed a 1,000 page document with the Federal Communications Commission defending itself from the various accusations and concerns aimed at the deal. One of the most vocal businesses against the deal is Discovery Communications. "Discovery, like many other programmers, is improperly using this proceeding to promote its own financial interests," Comcast said in its filing. "In fact, Discovery demanded unwarranted business concessions from Comcast as a condition of Discovery's non-opposition to the Transaction. Such extortionate demands... Read more...