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Senate approves warrantless phone tapping until 2017

Senate approves warrantless phone tapping until 2017

The US Senate has voted 73-23 to approve the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Reauthorization Act, which will authorize phone surveillance of Americans without a warrant for counter-terrorism purposes for the next five years. The bill extends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008, which granted immunity for wiretaps and email monitoring under the Bush Administration.

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eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, which means that a lot of companies are cleaning up. One of these companies is eBay, as it announced today that Sunday, December 9 was its "biggest mobile shopping day" ever. Of course, eBay's various sellers are making the most money from these mobile sales, but you can bet that eBay made a healthy amount of cash just from the sheer volume of transactions.

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Verizon restores 97% of mobile network in Sandy-affected areas

Verizon restores 97% of mobile network in Sandy-affected areas

If the area you're in was hit hard hard by Hurricane Sandy, then we've got some good news to share today. Verizon has announced that its mobile network is almost back to full strength in the areas that have been ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, so it should be a bit easier to get in contact with loved ones and friends. As of this morning, Verizon says that 97.2% of its cell sites in the northeastern United States are functional, with the rest hopefully coming back soon.

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Facebook stock rises after Zuckerberg’s comments on mobile

Facebook stock rises after Zuckerberg’s comments on mobile

It's common knowledge by now that Facebook's stock could be doing a whole lot better. Its stock price has been consistently falling ever since Facebook's IPO in May, partly over investor concerns that the company wasn't doing enough to make money from mobile users. Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg got up on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, making his first appearance since Facebook went public. His discussion was filled with admissions of failure, but Zuckerberg also looked toward the future, talking about what Facebook is going to do to turn its fortunes in the mobile arena around.

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