FCC docs highlight Gogo's law enforcement surveillance support

With public worries about digital surveillance still running high following last year's NSA revelations, FCC filings state Gogo (GOGO -8%) partnered with government officials to develop "capabilities to accommodate law enforcement interests" that go beyond those required by federal law.

Gogo's terms of service gives it the right to disclose personal information if the company deems it necessary to "protect or defend the rights, property, or safety of Gogo, you, other users, or third parties."

A Gogo spokesman: "Gogo does what all airborne connectivity companies have been asked to do from a security perspective, and it has nothing to do with monitoring traffic.  Beyond that, we can’t comment beyond what’s in our public comments with the FCC."

Shares fell hard on what proved to be another rough day for momentum stocks.

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  • jeff lauder
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    If GOGO was on Malaysia 370, we'd know a lot more what was going on and a lot sooner!
    7 Apr 2014, 05:15 PM Reply Like
  • zorrow
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    If cooperating with government security appparatus is the real reason GOGO took a loss--then its a buying opportunity. The Malaysian flight mentioned above and the Ukraine situation--sentiment for more security will overwhelm sentiment for "resistance" to the security needs of the real world we live in today.
    7 Apr 2014, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • MojoWojo
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    MH370 shows need for better aircraft tracking: IATA




    My Note: $HON produces the ACARS system used in all commercial ACs that I flew.
    7 Apr 2014, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • marcel55555
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    It seems that gogo has come to a level : "time to get in"


    This service is bound to be very profitable in a very near future when on use
    on every planes in the world...domestic and international.
    9 Apr 2014, 12:52 AM Reply Like
  • MojoWojo
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    Today's press release relating to improved Ka transmission speed will not be ready until sometime 2015. I see this company being bought out by the likes of $HON which is already into the "aircraft data transmit and receive" space with the ACARS system
    9 Apr 2014, 01:59 AM Reply Like
  • JFHarrington
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    GOGO as a takeover target for GOOG or AMZN maybe. However, as new rules loosen up on board online device usage, GOGO and WIFI cease to exist in a very short time frame as large wireless carriers cut deals to backhaul major airline wireless Internet. What networks are more robust to handle the traffic. The onboard name like GOGO and WIFI are already working away from the access part. Example, WIFI already has turned to selling the BI data on their customers to third parties. The onboard online world has to become something more than capturing the profiles of the sardines in the 550 mph tube.


    9 Apr 2014, 10:25 AM Reply Like
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