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jeffy210 (214759) writes "This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. This interview was not covered by many (if any) American news outlets and provides some insight views into why he did what he did and how he views his actions.
"He states that his “breaking point” was “seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress” denying the existence of a domestic spying programs while under questioning in March of last year. Mr. Snowden goes on to state that, “The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”"" Link to Original Source top
jeffy210 (214759) writes "On the heels of Version's earlier announcement to open up their network to other phones, it looks like they are also going to swtich to a GSM based network. In the article Verizon's CEO hinted at:
Verizon Communications and Vodafone, joint owners of Verizon Wireless, plan to use the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard backed by GSM industry players rather than the UMB (ultramobile broadband) standard backed by Verizon's current partners.
jeffy210 (214759) writes "Scores on the revamped SAT test continued to slide this year after posting the largest drop in decades last year, while Texas students bucked the national trend with slight gains in reading and math." top
jeffy210 writes "It seems that Dell has release a new "laptop" weighing in at a whopping 18 pounds, the M2010 is a powerhouse that is meant to be a desktop replacement. It has a 20.1" screen, detachable wireless keyboard, and folds up basically into its own briefcase. This reminds me of some of the first laptops, just with more power and a sleeker design"