John Paczkowski

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Law Enforcement Getting a Little Too Giddy With Cellphone Records Requests

Here’s a disturbing, yet sadly unsurprising revelation. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for cellphone records in 2011, demanding everything from text messages to location data. And the number of requests is up sharply over the past five years, according to a congressional inquiry conducted by Rep. Edward J. Markey, D.-Mass., who called the results “startling.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus