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Want cheaper wireless service? Patience is a virtue

CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how three key phenomena could reshape the wireless industry in the next few years and pave the way for more-affordable mobile services.

By May 24, 2015

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U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

By April 24, 2013

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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015

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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015

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NSA 'secret backdoor' paved way to U.S. phone, e-mail snooping

Revelations in new document leaked by Edward Snowden appear to be at odds with privacy assurances from President Obama and other officials.

By August 9, 2013

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Deadline looms for U.S. sales ban on older iPhones, iPads

Apple faces a ban on some of its older iDevices next week, though there's still time for a presidential pardon, as it were.

By August 2, 2013

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Microsoft: U.S. Constitution is 'suffering' from NSA secrecy

A strongly worded letter from Microsoft's general counsel to Attorney General Eric Holder says secrecy about National Security Agency surveillance is harming fundamental "constitutional principles."

By July 16, 2013

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New York becomes first U.S. city to get unique Web domain

Casting .com, .net, and .org aside, New Yorkers will soon be able to get .nyc for their top-level domain names.

By July 2, 2013

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Snowden: NSA snoops on U.S. phone calls without warrants

Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden says Americans' domestic communications are perused by National Security Agency "on the certification of an analyst rather than a warrant."

By June 17, 2013

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NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.

By June 15, 2013