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Spam Familiar In E-Mail, Now Flooding Your Phone

Spam text messaging is on the rise — it's estimated that American cell phone owners received billions of spam texts last year. And they're not just annoying, they can be costly, too. Host Michel Martin speaks with telecommunications expert Ben Levitan about what consumers and cell phone providers can do to prevent spam text messages.
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Did Twitter Go Too Far? It Suspended Critic Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.
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Tech Week Ahead: Apple And Samsung Battle In Court

Audie Cornish looks to the week ahead in tech with Steve Henn and Laura Sydell. They cover a trial between Apple and Samsung over smart phone patents.
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Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

In a federal district court Monday, computing giant Apple will ask for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations. If successful, the suit would be the most expensive patent violation in history. It's just one front in Apple's war against phones running Google's Android operating system.
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Hackers Convene To Find Mobile Security Flaws

This week Las Vegas saw the world's largest hacking party — and it was all legal. The gathering was designed to bring together cybersecurity experts — including the top hackers in the business — to expose vulnerabilities before criminals uncover them. The big focus this year was on mobile phones.
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The Future Of Neighborhood Communication

Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way people communicate with family and friends. But tools like LISTSERV and Yahoo! Groups dominate at the neighborhood level.

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