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AT&T customer suggests improvements, gets nasty lawyer letter

Technically Incorrect: AT&T's CEO apologizes after a customer tried to offer useful suggestions and was told impolitely to get lost.

By October 15, 2015


Software boosts smartphones to 4K without tapping out battery

Developed in Japan by Fujitsu and Kogakuin University, the software can scale up video to 4K while maintaining normal battery drain.

By November 23, 2015


China hack attacks on US continue despite commercial spying pact, security firm says

Hackers associated with the Chinese government targeted seven US companies in the last three weeks, CrowdStrike says.

By October 19, 2015


Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.

By August 11, 2015


On encryption, Clinton tells Silicon Valley to be a team player

Democratic presidential candidate tells tech companies they need to help track down terrorists but stops short of calling for weaker encryption. It's a balancing act between security and privacy.

By November 19, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Spotlight on digital rights as full Trans-Pacific Partnership text finally revealed

After years of secret closed-door negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been revealed, shedding light on how the technology world will change under the massive trade deal.

By November 5, 2015


Edward Snowden joins Twitter: A public platform for a privacy advocate

The move to the popular social media service makes Snowden, the man who revealed government surveillance programs, more publicly accessible.

By September 29, 2015


Pandora's latest buy sets it up to play the exact song you want

Pandora agrees to buy most of smaller streaming service Rdio for $75 million in cash, which clears the way for the online radio giant to let you listen to the specific track you want to hear.

By November 16, 2015


Tech Retrospect: Apple Watch straps and AT&T's new throttling rules

With the Apple Watch strap market about to blow up, Apple releases some guidelines. Also, AT&T changes its rules on throttling, and Google accidentally announces its next version of Android. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.

By May 8, 2015