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Report: Google Wants to Become a Network

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless services to the search giant's menu of offerings, in the US at least. A couple of unnamed sources "who have discussed the matter with Google" told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it all. Read More >>

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The US Government Shared All Its Sneaky Information With British Intelligence

In addition to the recently-unearthed and scary PRISM, the US Government has also been spying on the users of one of its biggest phone networks, Verizon. And given the oh-so-special relationship between the two countries, it's no real surprise to find that data gleaned from phone records has been shared with British security services. Read More >>

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Hackers That Were Barely Even Trying Stole 44 Million Records Last Year

When you think of hackers, your mind might jump to something like a Boris Grishenko (aka "that dude from Goldeneye") typing away on a keyboard one-handedly with virtuosic skill. A criminal mastermind. Verizon (a US carrier)'s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) paints a bit of a different picture, for last year at least; most of these guys don't even have to know what they're doing. Read More >>

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Siri Was Going to be a Droid Feature, Until Apple Stole It Away

Way back in the mists of 2009, before Siri was even a twinkle in Apple's eye, the US network Verizon was planning to add the app to all of its Android smartphones. Sadly (or thankfully?) for the network (and Android users), that didn't last. Read More >>

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Developer Sacked for Outsourcing His Entire Job to China

The truly lazy are often the most creative. Like this developer, who was caught outsourcing his entire job to China so that he could spend his time at work... not working. Read More >>

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Motorola Droid RAZR M Review: The Best Non-Giant Android Phone

Android phones have been getting bigger and bigger, and that's not everyone's cup of tea. As Motorola said at unveiling of the Droid RAZR M, "Some people just want a smaller phone." Does this phone, designed to fill that niche, still deliver on performance? Read More >>

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