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Prison Phone Profiteer Securus Granted Robocalling Patent

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Prison Phone Profiteer Securus Granted Robocalling Patent

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This article was posted on Monday, 11:40, UTC.

Readers may recall our story earlier this month about Securus, a leading prison telephony provider, being hacked and how the hackers discovered that the company was recording thousands of privileged communications that lawyers had with inmates. The Intercept had received the tip-off, along with the calls, and reported on the subject. Securus defended itself by saying that these lawyers must not have registered their phone numbers with the “service.” Now, in a most trollish move, the company has been granted a patent for contacting your relatives when you’re in jail and asking them if they want to pay for your…

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P. H. Madore

P. H. Madore

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P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked's sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as well as some of her competitors. He is a major contributing developer to the Woodcoin project, and is currently nearing the completion of a cryptocurrency exchange in concert with the firm he primarily works for, Vermont Secure Computing Consultancy.

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