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MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

The Motion Picture Association of America wants Megaupload's hosting service to retain a whopping 25 PB of customer data that is stored on its servers. It's allegedly costing the host, Carpathia based in Virginia, about $9000 each day to store the massive amount of user data. The MPAA's court filing shows that Hollywood may use that store data in suits of other organizations associated with Megaupload.

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NSA director denies Wired story before Congress

NSA director denies Wired story before Congress

Earlier this week, a story was published in Wired Magazine talking about a new data center the NSA was building in Utah. The $2 billion project is constructing a heavily fortified data center for the National Security Agency and it is being constructed by contractors with top-secret clearances. According to the article, the center will be used for surveillance work and will be able to intercept the phone calls, e-mails, and even the Google search history of people all around the country and the globe in the search for terrorists.

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Verizon LTE down across the US: It’s not just you

Verizon LTE down across the US: It’s not just you

Today a nationwide outage of LTE networks is hitting the USA and Verizon has been vocal about being on the case with a fix as soon as possible. If you're experiencing data loss in Houson, Dallas, Memphis, greater California, and New York City, you're not alone, though you are unique if you're not able to access 3G data, as Verizon has also noted that all 3G services are operating as they ought to be. This service outage appears to be regulated to the areas listed above, but feel free to be vocal in comments below if you're outside these areas with a problem.

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Yahoo’s CORE makes news hyper personal

Yahoo’s CORE makes news hyper personal

Yahoo is offering a way for users to check out the news that's most relevant to them not based on the category of content or type of publication but based on where they live, what their gender is, and how old they are. It's called the Content Optimization and Relevance Engine, or CORE. The powerful algorithms shed insight not only to what other people like you are watching, but also what kind of information advertisers look at when they target you.

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AT&T gets the tail end of this mobile price change, not consumers

AT&T gets the tail end of this mobile price change, not consumers

Since yesterday when news broke that AT&T would be changing both their prices and their data allowances on new users accounts for the 2012 season, there's been one whole heck of a lot of dissent out there on why people "hate AT&T even more", and so forth. What's not showing up nearly enough is the fact that with these new price "hikes" also comes a better data to price ratio as well as the ability to keep your old prices if that's what you enjoy more. Instead of griping about how AT&T is raising their prices, perhaps a glance at the fact that it's not you, current AT&T customer, who will be footing the bill, nor will it be someone who previously payed less.

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LightSquared CEO denies GPS disruption, touts job creation with US government

LightSquared CEO denies GPS disruption, touts job creation with US government

Earlier this week week there were some pretty harsh accusations passed down regarding LightSquared and their GPS disruption in government tests - what we're hearing from the CEO of LightSquared today is that they're both baffled by the accusations and have done nothing but nice things for bunnies and kitties since they were born, basically. What mister Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO of LightSquared, notes today is that not only have they had the legal and regulatory right to use their spectrum "for eight years over two administrations," they've found that the testing mentioned in the reports from earlier this month did not come from their own spectrum, but from from GPS devices looking into spectrum also licensed to LightSquared.

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IOGEAR USB 3.0 SuperSpeed card readers and 4-port hub announced

IOGEAR USB 3.0 SuperSpeed card readers and 4-port hub announced

This week IOGEAR has announced three new USB 3.0 devices, each of them with data transfer speeds up to 10 times that of previous generation USB 2.0 devices. What we've got here is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-point hub, a Multi-Card Reader/Writer, and an SD/Micro SD Card Reader/Writer, each of them available for under $50. What USB 3.0 allows is improved connectivity and efficiency between computers and peripherals that transfer digital content and create and store it as well - 5Gbps speed at the head of the pack.

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Nielsen Q3 data shows Android leading at 43%

Nielsen Q3 data shows Android leading at 43%

Market research firm Nielsen has released its Q3 report for the US smartphone market, revealing that the Android mobile platform continues to dominate and grow, now reaching 42.8 percent share, up from 39 percent last quarter. Apple's iOS platform comes in second place at 28.3 percent with more modest growth, but takes the lead among smartphone manufacturers.

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Facebook backtracks on privacy

Facebook backtracks on privacy

Many of the Facebook users out there have been angry over changes to the privacy settings on the social network that leave their content open to more people than some want their stuff exposed to. Facebook has been working with the government to come to a settlement on charges the government brought against the social network. The charges alleged that Facebook misled users about its use of the personal data they enter on the social network.

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Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon 4G LTE expanding again on December 15

Verizon has announced today that it will be lighting up a new batch of markets with its 4G LTE coverage on December 15. The carrier has been rolling out its blazing fast network at a breakneck pace and will already be surpassing its year-end target of 175 markets by November 17, when it has scheduled another set of new LTE markets.

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