You gotta wonder sometimes; what’s the point of language when anyone can ascribe any meaning they want to words that already have a meaning. News that is based on facts you don’t like? Fake news! Sold unlimited data and then charged more when people used too much unlimited data? Change the definition.
Toothless American consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission today agreed to let AT&T settle a five-year battle over phony “unlimited data” promises for just $60m. That’s $40m less than expected, and less than one day of annual profit for the telco giant.
AT&T throttled unlimited accounts that destroyed the meaning of unlimited. The proceeds will be shared between lawyers and 20-million customers.