The National Security Agency has developed its own version of Google to search through the billions of phone calls, e-mails and other electronic communications it monitors, according to a new report. Wireless provider Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide launch of its Voice-over-LTE service over the next several weeks, promising clearer and crisper phone calls and a Skype-like video service. California’s new law -- signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday -- aimed at deterring cellphone theft could mean most mobile phones sold in the U.S. will soon include similar “kill-switch” tech. Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits. Fortunately, phone makers have started to come up with alternatives. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports more than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette turned to using e-cigs in 2013. What's the risk? They're twice as likely to smoke as adults.
Are Government Spies Tipping Off Tor? Less than a month ago, tech news headlines heralded a Tor Project breach. Now, some are saying that government spies are sharing information with Tor to help it prevent future breaches.
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Verizon Hops on the Voice-Over-LTE Bandwagon Wireless provider Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide launch of its Voice-over-LTE service over the next several weeks, promising clearer and crisper phone calls and a Skype-like video service.