Intel Agency Lawyers Urge Retention of Secret Data

Senior national security lawyers on Monday told an independent oversight board examining U.S. surveillance programs that the government needs to keep its trove of innocent Americans’ telephone records despite growing efforts in Congress to shut down the program. The lawyers also told the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board during a hearing that a secret overseas Internet data-gathering program exposed […]

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Should You Buy a Phablet?

Over the last few weeks I’ve been carrying with me a 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch smartphone. The 4-inch is an Apple iPhone 5s, the 5-inch is a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the 6-inch is the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I decided to carry these three smartphones and use them on a daily basis to try and get my head […]

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Sony Gets Specific About Its 300MB PlayStation 4 Launch-Day Update

Sony‘s first public system update for the PlayStation 4 — listen up, tent-campers-to-be! — will pack a host of goodies, including several essential features you’ll need to use the system online. Dubbed version 1.50, Sony says it’ll be available at system launch in North America on November 15. They’re not specifying what time, but I’d imagine by or before midnight […]

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