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In a move that will please data privacy advocates, Twitter has declined to further its involvement with the US intelligence community and their access to Dataminr, a widely used analytics platform.
Following its launch last month in various European markets, Microsoft has now quietly opened pre-orders for its newest Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 650, in the United States and Canada.
The Surface Pro 3 is no longer available via the Microsoft Store site in the US - but it's not the end of an era just yet, as stock still remains available through some of Microsoft's retail partners.
While some UK retailers still have Surface Pro 3 stock, the Microsoft Store there has now sold out of the last-generation device, and only the range-topping model is still available on the US Store.
If you buy a Surface 3 tablet - priced from $499 to $699 - before January 17, Microsoft will give you a free Type Cover keyboard worth $129.99, with a choice of four color options available.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
The US administration's representatives are trying to get tech companies, like Microsoft, Apple and Twitter to go along with plans to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups that have a presence online.
Microsoft is offering up to £60 off the Surface 3 tablet in the UK, while in the US, you can get $100 off, plus an additional $50 discount if you also buy a Type Cover keyboard with the device.
If you live in the United States or Canada, you'll now be able to order a OnePlus X direct from OnePlus themselves without having to go through a reseller.
According to the latest data from comScore, 2.9% of smartphone-owners in the U.S use Windows Phones, consistent with last month's marketshare, while Android and iOS lead the race by a long margin.
Despite Apple not providing sales figures on its Apple Watch, Best Buy is increasing availability of the Watch across all of its stores in the United States due to "strong demand".
Megabots issued a video challenging the company behind the Kuratas to do battle with its own Mark II robot. Now that Suidobashi has accepted the invite, it looks like the battle is really on.
Comscore's monthly stats are in, showing slight gains for the market share of Windows Phone and Android and dips for Apple and BlackBerry in the USA during the 3 month period ending February 2015.
Following the partnership with e-learning software Moodle yesterday, Microsoft has today announced its acquisition of Equivio. This will boost the company's system of finding relevant data.
Nintendo of America announced its most powerful portable gaming device is coming to the United States. This February, buyers in the states will be able to purchase the Nintendo 3DS XL.
President Obama wishes to improve the privacy of data and to prevent hacking, by announcing his intention to sign three new laws, in a response to recent large-scale data breaches.
Google has donated 1 million US dollars to New York for the purpose of free WiFi hotspot rentals at libraries around the city. Around 10,000 hotspots will be made available as a result.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
The FCC is to consider amending its definition of 'broadband', which could see a new minimum standard of 10Mbps download speeds, or perhaps as high as 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps definition.
The ultra-affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia 630, launched this month - but it could soon be joined by an even cheaper model, the Lumia 530, which is reportedly destined for T-Mobile USA.
Three UK has launched its 4G services, at no extra cost over existing price plans and with unlimited data available, while customers will now be able to use their inclusive minutes and data in the US.
The FCC is pressuring carriers to adopt a policy that lets users unlock their mobile device once their contracts expire. The FCC's Chairman says he wants this plan in place by the end of the year.
Microsoft's intelligent digital assistant, 'Cortana', will reportedly launch with Windows Phone 8.1 in early 2014 - if you live in the United States. If you don't, you could be waiting a while.
An old fax machine has become a source of headaches for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, after it was found that faxes cannot be received and they may remain incommunicado until November.
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have been the source of much consternation for companies like Google and Facebook; now, they're working with the White House in an attempt to provide greater transparency.
Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in New York City, NSA Director Keith Alexander outlined plans for reducing the number of system admins - plans he claims to pre-date Snowden's classified leaks.
Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over 'high-profile' users of the services.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Apple's iPad might be one of the most famous devices of the last decade, but it seems that their iPad Mini's name is too descriptive for the US Trademark Office to consider it trademark-able.
Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 will be offered with a mighty eight-core Exynos 5 processor... in some markets at least. But in others, like the US and UK, it will go on sale with a quad-core Snapdragon CPU.
The most common, free method of watching a video DVD on Linux actually circumvents the CSS protection on the disc, which is technically illegal under the DMCA in the United States
Unit 61938, a group of Chinese governmental hackers responsible for more than 100 documented attacks since 2006, might have been nailed on the outskirts of the world's biggest city - Shanghai.
According to a report China is set to surpass the US as the world's largest smart device market by the end of this month. This comes from data aggregated from iOS and Android apps.
Almost every product in Apple's catalog is manufactured in Asia, but now it seems that the iMac is an exception to that rule because several of the new iMacs are labeled 'Assembled in USA'
A Mexican court has fined Yahoo $2.7 billion dollars over an apparent breach of a contract that seems to date back to 2003. The search giant obviously intends to challenge the decision made.
Microsoft has turned against a partner they've had since the mid-1980s in Callison Architecture, due to poor quality work on one of their main data centers. This left thousands of machines at risk.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
PIPA co-author Patrick Leahy has apparently rewritten an amendment previously meant to protect email privacy to make warrantless access easier, then disowned the amendment via Twitter.
Employment isn't always easy to find, but Facebook is trying to change that. The giant social network has partnered with numerous entities to bring the hunt to the News Feed.
Kim Dotcom might be gearing up to launch his new venture, but the EFF's fight for Megaupload users' data is far from over, and now the government is saying that they don't really own their cloud data.
Former BFFs Anonymous and WikiLeaks are breaking up over an election themed paywall, and Anonymous says they'll no longer support WikiLeaks or Julian Assange because of their 'filthy and rotten' ways.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that webmail services like Outlook and Gmail aren't protected by existing digital privacy laws because they don't conform to laws written in the 1980s.
Neuron, a member of Lulzsec, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking into Sony Pictures' website and making off with private information on thousands of people.
The Asian giant is about to land in the USA, where the company will deploy its first manufacturing facility. The operation will help Lenovo better serve the local market and grow faster.
After the government in Argentina passed a ruling to limit dependency on the US dollar, PayPal became the easiest method of converting. As a result, the functionality is to be pulled in Argentina.
A bipartisan coalition of US Representatives is demanding answers about the lack of transparency regarding dubious copyright claims and the possibly illegal seizure of several domain names.
Google invaded this week's Republican National Convention with an awesome coffee bar, featuring complimentary a 60MB/s internet connection. The only catch? Lots of advertising and political pandering.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
It would appear that Facebook's oldest user could be a 101-year-old Californian woman who, coincidentally, lives in the same area as the site is headquartered. She's been on Facebook since mid-2009.