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Sprint's shameless "unlimited” plan shoves users to 2G network after 1GB of data

Sprint is offering a new plan they’re calling an “unlimited data plan” for only $20 a month. Unlimited data plans have long been the holy grail of power users, some of which found themselves buying phones outright to keep their grandfathered plan rather than sign a new contract. However, Sprint …

Mobile

Twitch's next live community challenge: install Arch Linux

Gaming-focused streaming service Twitch got its community to play Pokémon collaboratively as a single entity last February, and subsequently Dark Souls in August. This Saturday, it’s offering viewers a tougher challenge: installing Arch Linux on a virtual machine.<p>At 4PM Eastern on October 31, the …

China arrested hackers at U.S. request: Washington Post | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass to Chinese state-run companies, the Washington Post reported on Friday.<p>A magnifying glass is held in front of a …

Cybercrime

Uber thinks Lyft's CTO may have spied on its driver lists

The bitter feud between Lyft and Uber has escalated to accusations of digital espionage. According to a new report in Reuters, Lyft CTO Chris Lambert has been tied to an IP address that accessed a leaked Uber security key, as part of a larger investigation into a breach of the company's driver …

Carsharing

First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.<p>Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.<p>The U.S. …

Middle East

Dalai Lama: China more concerned about future Dalai Lamas than I am

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The Chinese government cares more about the institution of the Dalai Lama than the man who carries that name, the 14th Dalai Lama told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.<p>"I have no concern," he told Amanpour in London, adding that it is "possible" he would be the last Dalai Lama.<p>The Chinese …

China

McDonald's fans are (mostly) lovin' their first day of all-day breakfast

McDonald's all-day breakfast is finally here, and for the most part, advocates of the 2:30 p.m. Egg McMuffin (or biscuit) appear satisfied.<p>In fact, …

Breakfast

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The space agency will reveal latest data and photos of the planet and its moon from New Horizons spacecraft Thursday, adding to its unprecedented collection<p>The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall …

Solar System

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged …

Corruption

This man was arrested and robbed on a Twitch live stream

Watch live video from Mr_13ig on Twitch<p>On Thursday, a Twitch streamer named Mr. Big had a very bad night. After 12 hours of live-streamed gaming, Big got a noise complaint from his neighbors that would escalate into two different arrests and one low-level robbery — most of which was caught on …

Crime

The Fluctuating Value Of Gold, Visualized By A Set Of Rings

The price of gold has fluctuated widely over the last five decades, due to various factors like fear of inflation, as well as everyday political and economic events. This frequent rise and plummet of the value of gold is often seen in the spikes and falls of line and bar graphs, but Austrian artist …

Jewelry

India doesn't want citizens to tweet about how a man was lynched for eating beef

The Times of India reports that police forces in the state of Uttar Pradesh requested Twitter to remove tweets and photos related to an incident in which a 50-year-old man was lynched by citizens because his family ate beef.<p>Inspector General (administration) Prakash D said that the state police’s …

Oregon shooter's mother wrote about guns in online forum

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have guns and acknowledged in online posts that he struggled with autism, but she didn't seem to know he was potentially violent.<p>The online writings by Laurel …

Gun Control

Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

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Privacy

Microsoft calls out Tim Cook ahead of Surface Pro 4 announcement

An ode to toasters and refrigerators<p>In April 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered this opinion of tablet–laptop hybrids: "You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user."<p>More than three years later, Microsoft's Surface lineup has continued …

Surface Pro 4