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Man dies after shooting off firework from top of his head

Technically Incorrect: Despite a government safety YouTube video that warns people about keeping their heads away from fireworks, a Maine man deliberately places a fireworks mortar tube on his head.

By July 5, 2015

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Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.

By July 5, 2015

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How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance

Officially, Uncle Sam says it doesn't interfere. But behind the scenes, the feds have been trying to browbeat Internet firms into helping with surveillance demands.

By July 12, 2013

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U.S. Cellular expands LTE footprint in 10 states

The carrier expects to offer 4G LTE connectivity in 98 percent of its footprint by year end.

By March 31, 2015

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U.S. Cellular rings up LG G Flex 2 for March 26

The self-healing, curved smartphone will be offered at $150 with a two-year service agreement.

By March 24, 2015

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U.S. government to propose bill targeting foreign hackers

New legislation to be introduced by the House Intelligence Committee aims to curb cybertheft and cyberespionage done by "cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia."

By June 5, 2013

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U.S. Cellular shakes up prices for shared data plans

Not to be outdone by larger rivals, U.S. Cellular drops prices for a number of its Shared Connect options.

By February 24, 2015

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Sprint, SoftBank reportedly reach security deal with U.S.

The tentative agreement includes a security committee at the company should the merger go through and gives the U.S. government veto power over equipment purchases, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

By May 28, 2013

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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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Huawei exec sees no growth in U.S. this year

Due to the federal government's concerns over security, telecommunicatons gear maker has effectively been shut out of the American market for now.

By April 3, 2013