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Feinstein excoriates CIA for spying on Senate committee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein blasts CIA chief John Brennan for allegedly spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, whom Edward Snowden then accused of hypocrisy.

By Mar. 11, 2014

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NSA Senate oversight bill may handcuff U.S. companies

Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data.

By Jul. 9, 2013

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Senate embraces Internet taxes

Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a "bureaucratic nightmare."

By Mar. 22, 2013

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LG Envoy II (U.S. Cellular)

With its low-end specs and mediocre camera, the Envoy II isn't worth buying -- especially since the Samsung Chrono 2 comes in at a cheaper contract price.

By Jun. 14, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Jun. 14, 2013

MSRP: $159.99

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ZTE Imperial (U.S. Cellular)

If you’re an existing 4G LTE U.S. Cellular customer, the ZTE Imperial is an excellent and cheap phone -- but new subscribers should explore all options and promotions.

By Jul. 29, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 29, 2013

MSRP: $299.99

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Apple target of Senate probe into offshore tax practices

Apple CEO Tim Cook expected to testify next week at a hearing on the various tax-reduction strategies used by companies.

By May. 15, 2013

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CISPA suffers setback in Senate citing privacy concerns

A Senate committee chairman said the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is "important," but its privacy protections are "insufficient." A new report suggests separate bills will be drafted.

By Apr. 25, 2013

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ZTE Director (U.S. Cellular)

Although U.S. Cellular's ZTE Director is inexpensive under contract, the carrier offers better handsets at the same low price.

By Apr. 26, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 26, 2013

MSRP: $199.99

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Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

Following suit with other government bodies, the Committee on Homeland Security asks financial regulators and law enforcement agencies to report on "threats and risks related to virtual currency."

By Aug. 13, 2013

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Kyocera DuraPro (U.S. Cellular)

U.S. Cellular's Kyocera DuraPro has both the brawn and the reliable call performance that make it a good choice for users looking for a rugged feature phone.

By Apr. 1, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 1, 2013