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NSA’s Verizon record grab is “critical” for anti-terrorism says White House

NSA’s Verizon record grab is “critical” for anti-terrorism says White House

Controversial phone record collecting by Verizon on behalf of the National Security Agency has been defended by the White House, with an unofficial comment from the Obama administration describing such data as "a critical tool" against terrorism. Reports that Verizon had handed over swathes of telephone records broke this week, with the carrier apparently ordered by the NSA on an "ongoing, daily basis" to reveal in-depth log details. Now, the AP reports, the White House has defended such data collection.

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EE adding shared 4G plans as subscribers cross the 500,000 mark

EE adding shared 4G plans as subscribers cross the 500,000 mark

4G carrier EE has announced the UK's first shared plans, following US carriers in offering agreements which can be spread across multiple phones, tablets, and even different users. The Shared 4GEE Plans, which will be detailed "in the coming weeks" according to the carrier, come alongside a new set of pay-as-you-go mobile broadband plans for tablets and notebooks.

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FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones

FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones

A 4G cellphone with no monthly bills whatsoever is the latest attempt by MVNO FreedomPop to disrupt the mobile industry, using VoIP to offer select Android users calls, messaging, and data without the traditional cost. The new service, which is expected to launch later in the summer, will be the first to shuttle all calls over the data connection, and offer those in qualifying locations 500MB of 4G data a month.

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Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 Mini, announced earlier today, will be offered in LTE form in the UK, it's been confirmed. The new, smaller iteration of the flagship Galaxy S 4 would be offered in three forms depending on market, Samsung had said today, with 3G, dual-SIM 3G, and 4G variants; now, the UK's only current 4G carrier, EE, has weighed in with confirmation that it will be offering the smartphone.

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Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon 4G LTE nearing 500 markets across US

Verizon is continuing to roll out its 4G LTE in more locations across the US of A by hitting many of the smaller cities and towns in between of the larger cities that they've already hit. Doing so will soon see them reaching the 500-market milestone. The carrier already has the largest LTE network in the US, and they expect to completely blanket their 3G network with LTE in just a couple of months.

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Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile USA

Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile USA

Nokia's new Lumia 925 will launch on T-Mobile USA, the company has confirmed, as a flagship Windows Phone for the carrier. The handset, announced in London today, will also be released on China Mobile and China Unicom in the Chinese market; global pricing is expected to be in the region of €469 ($608/£398) pre-taxes and subsidies.

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