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AP

You may never have heard of YMax, but you may have noticed the TV ads for its product, the MagicJack, which works with a broadband connection. After plugging a regular phone into the MagicJack, the user can make and receive calls much like using a re

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EFF

The hub of the spying program may be just outside of St. Louis, in a Missouri town called Bridgeton. A special report puts the pieces together in a comprehensive and disturbing story about this dragnet surveillance, with the help of AT&T whistleblowe

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DVice

Any TV you buy will work with any cable or satellite TV service you have. Any PC you buy, even a Mac, will work with any Internet service provider you use. So can you buy any cellphone you want regardless of who your carrier is? Of course. Unless you

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UPI

A man claims traffic citations he received for his Ron Paul window decals are in violation of his First Amendment rights. Cody Hauer, who may be forced to pay $550 for four citations he racked up in a single week for the decals, which were placed on

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www.khaleejtimes.com

Internet data was majorly affected as it is the biggest capacity carried by the undersea cables. However, all voice calls, corporate data and video traffic were also affected. Now it is said to be 5 cables severed.

Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer."

News Link • Global Reported By Chip Saunders
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By NICK WINGFIELD for The Wall Street Journal

In a letter posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday morning, Mr. Jobs said the company will release early next year a software development kit, or SDK, a necessary set of tools that will enable programmers to make iPhone applications.

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AP

The cherished dinner hour void of telemarketers could vanish next year for millions of people when phone numbers begin dropping off the national Do Not Call list. The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list, says there is a simple fix. B

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http://news.com.com c/net

"He, like all of us, knew that people would immediately start to hack the iPhone and unlock it for use on T-Mobile and other services abroad. And once that happened, the benefits could far outweigh the costs of such a hack."

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San Jose Mercury

The teenage hacker who found a way to unlock the iPhone so that the device would not be restricted to use solely on AT&T Inc.'s cellular networks will be trading his reworked gadget for a new Nissan 350Z and (three) iPhones."

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tech.monstersandcritics.com

The Federal Communications Commission moved cautiously Tuesday toward creating a more open national wireless broadband network, handing a partial victory to Google, which was pushing for more competition in cellphone services.

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ARS Technica

A recent decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals made the occasional f-bomb safe for network viewing, but some senators now want to ensure that even a single blue comment or image can be grounds for an FCC slapdown.

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Financial Times

Google has disclosed for the first time that it is prepared to bid in a forthcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the US, a move that could eventually mean it will emerge as a fully fledged operator of a wireless communications network.

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AP

Verizon's installer - without warning, Powderly says - removed the copper wires that used to carry his phone calls. For most of the world, copper still links homes and businesses, as it has for a century.

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Spread Spectrum Scene

The first publically available patent on Spread Spectrum came from Hedy Lamar, the Hollywood movie actress, and George Antheil, and avant gard composer. The patent was granted in 1942, but the details were a closely held military secret for many yea

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Google

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone. To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. All by voice commands.

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