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New York Court Says Police Must Get Warrant to Use Stingrays

Moving forward, New York law enforcement agencies will need to go before a judge and obtain an eavesdropping warrant if they wish to use stingrays to track suspects’ cellphones. Stingrays spoof cell towers and fool cell phones into connecting with them. Police use them in cars or airplanes scanning entire …

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T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Deal On Flagship Phones

T-Mobile today revealed a holiday promotion that can net people a free flagship smartphone. Customers who purchase one new phone at full price will be able to snag a second for free, through monthly rebates. Handsets that qualify for the promotion include the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Note8, and …

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Check out some new renders showing six of Alcatel's 2018 phones

Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass has disseminated several tweets today showing renders for six upcoming Alcatel handsets. The sextet are expected to be released sometime in 2018. The Alcatel 1X is a low-to-mid-range model. The  Alcatel 3 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as does the Alcatel 3C, The latter includes a …

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New iOS 11.2 Beta Squashes Bugs, Preps Apple Pay Cash

Apple has made iOS 11.2 beta 3 available to both developers and public testers of its mobile device platform. The main feature of iOS 11.2 appears to be the addition of Apple Pay Cash, which allows iPhone owners to pay one another directly via the iOS messaging application. iOS 11.2 …

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Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Acquisition Offer

Qualcomm’s board of directors today unanimously rejected Broadcom’s Nov. 6 offer to buy the company in a deal that would have been valued at approximately $130 billion. The “proposal is not in the best interests of shareholders and dramatically undervalues Qualcomm,” said the Snapdragon maker in a prepared statement. Broadcom’s …

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