Lauren Goode

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Here’s a “Free” 4G Phone.

Call it spring cleaning: T-Mobile is giving free 4G smartphones to dads for Father’s Day, including Samsung’s Galaxy S II, the Nokia Lumia 710, the HTC One S and the BlackBerry Bold 900, provided that qualifying customers (proof of fatherhood required?) sign up for one of T-Mobile’s classic or unlimited two-year wireless plans. The phones will work on T-Mobile’s “4G” wireless network, which is actually an HSPA+ wireless network available in 229 markets across the U.S.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik