Verizon Obama commercial: The "Can you here me now?" ad with NSA wiretaps.

Can You Hear Me Now? Yes, We Can: The Lost Verizon Commercial.

Slate's online video magazine.
June 6 2013 3:41 PM

Can You Hear Me Now? Yes, We Can.

Those old Verizon commercials meet the NSA.

With revelations that Verizon has been sending streams of customer phone data to the National Security Agency, those brain-burning “Can you hear me now?" commercials suddenly take on new meaning. As it turns out, yes, they can.

Andrew Bouvé is an Emmy-nominated freelance video producer and motion graphics artist. He lives in Washington, D.C.