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HP teases “Moonshot” announcement for April 8

HP teases “Moonshot” announcement for April 8

It looks like HP has something special up its sleeves, and no, it doesn't appear to be another desktop or laptop computer. HP sent out invitations that say "experience the disruption on April 8." Whatever this new product or service may be, the company is calling it "Moonshot" -- whether or not that'll be the official name is still anyone's guess.

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AT&T unveils new insanely expensive shared data plans

AT&T unveils new insanely expensive shared data plans

If you had an original iPhone with AT&T, the company's new data plans will make you nostalgic for the old days of unlimited data without overages or extra charges. AT&T has unveiled three new data plans aimed at its most gluttonous consumers of mobile data. These plans all fall into the company's Mobile Shared data packages.

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Obama administration plans will give spy agencies access to the financial data of citizens

Obama administration plans will give spy agencies access to the financial data of citizens

Reuters reports that the Obama administration is currently drawing up plans that would give spy agencies within the United States access to a database that contains a huge amount of personal data on people who bank within the country. The massive database contains financial data from American citizens and others who bank within the US. The goal of the plan according to Reuters is to help intelligence agencies spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates.

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IntraLinks VIA introduces the “UNshare” for information security

IntraLinks VIA introduces the “UNshare” for information security

If there's one thing the internet has taught the business universe over its relatively short lifetime, it's that information is valuable - so valuable, in fact, that there's an industry built around securing digital information of all types. This week we've had the opportunity to speak with a company with a 16-year history in this market: IntraLinks. They've let us know what they do to provide a forward-thinking model for file and information sharing and collaboration in the future, complete with the ability to kick out what they call the "oops moment" when you've shared something by mistake - or if a file goes rogue.

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Facebook to offer free/discounted data for Messenger

Facebook to offer free/discounted data for Messenger

Facebook is working together with 18 carriers throughout 14 countries to bring free or discounted data for Facebook’s messaging services. The free/discounted data will be available for Messenger on Android, Messenger on iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone within the next few months. This will allow people to save money on their current messaging plans, and will also draw in more users from those emerging markets.

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NASA to test data transmission using lasers

NASA to test data transmission using lasers

If you could only choose two things to love, it would probably be space and lasers, right? It's your lucky then, because NASA has announced that it will begin testing new communication and data transmission technologies using lasers starting in October. The system will be called OPALS, or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science, and it "has the potential to change the way data is transmitted from space to Earth."

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