Target Says PIN Numbers Among Data Stolen in Breach

They were still encrypted, the store says.
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Verizon’s LTE Map Is Nearly Complete, but All Four Major Carriers Are Starting to Fill in the Dots

These days, the coverage picture is different than the one painted by Verizon’s ads.
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In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.
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iPhones Dominate Sales at All Four Major U.S. Carriers

A new survey shows that Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have been among the top three sellers at all four major U.S. carriers during the past three months.
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Here’s What the Big Carriers and the Feds Agreed To on Cellphone Unlocking

Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler had indicated that if the carriers had not reached an understanding by year’s end that the feds were prepared to take regulatory action.
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Nokia Lumia 2520: A Solid Windows Tablet in Need of Apps

Nokia’s first tablet is smooth in looks and performance, but it’s held back by a dearth of apps.
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Verizon Confirms EdgeCast Acquisition

Verizon is buying EdgeCast, a content-delivery network. The telco didn’t announce a price, but TechCrunch, which first reported the deal, said the transaction would value EdgeCast at $350 million. The deal is supposed to close in early 2014.

T-Mobile Taps MetroPCS’ Spectrum to Boost LTE Network Speeds

The No. 4 U.S. carrier is using airwaves from its recent MetroPCS acquisition to boost its top network speeds. First up was North Dallas, where the higher speeds kicked in just before Thanksgiving.
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AT&T Follows in T-Mobile’s Footsteps With Cell Plans That Separate Device Cost From Monthly Service Fees

The new “Mobile Share Value” plans will be available starting Sunday.
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As Deadline Expires, Problems Persist With Health Site

Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix.