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Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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Breaches exposed 1 in 7 US debit cards in 2013

The Target breach could speed up the switch to chip-based EMV cards, hopefully.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

South Korea and EU to hammer out 5G standards together

South Korean and European officials signed an agreement to jointly fund 5G mobile network research and to work together on global standards

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EU privacy laws will apply to U.S. companies who do business in Europe

However, EU justice ministers disagree over who will enforce the laws.

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FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

The data-broker industry should give consumers more control and provide more transparency, an FTC report says.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

Hitting 'delete' is just the beginning. Depending on the type of storage and the sensitivity of the information, there are other things you need to do to make sure your deleted files are gone for good.

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Smithsonian art collection coming soon to an app near you

The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens up its digitized collection for use in third-party apps.

House votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

The USA Freedom Act would require the agency to get court approval to collect records on a case-by-case basis.