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Apple, Microsoft, Google & others petition US government for transparency in data requests

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Google, Microsoft

US Gov Data Request

Several big named tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are publicly requesting that the National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) allow them to transparently publish more information regarding the controversial data mining operations and surveillance programs held by US government agencies.

Dubbed SpyGate, the legitimate controversy has made headlines over legislation of section 215 of the Patriot Act and section 702 of the FISA amendment ACT. Not to mention the whistleblower saga that has ensued after former NSA employee and current on the run globetrotter, Eric Snowden, leaked details about the covert operation infamously known as Prism. Many of the allegations summarized in the massive leak state that the US government has backdoor access to the servers of many leading private industry companies and direct access to major US telecommunication carriers. With such access, the government collects and monitors millions of American's information not limited to just metadata. Many private companies have signed a petition of transparency that includes Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Skype and many others. Below is the petition letter in its entirety.

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Nokia Releases New Prism

Nokia 7900 Prism

With new phones coming out every time we blink, we found one that we really appreciate for its looks. (Vain, aren’t we?) Collaborating with France’s Frédérique Daubal, Nokia’s 7900 joins its Prism Collection with an aluminum back and crystal key in the center, surrounded by diamond-cut patterns. It has 1 GB memory, an OLED display, a 2 megapixel cam, and comes in a choice of 49 key pad colors. Vanity does not come cheaply. The phone has a MSRP of ~$544.00. Contact Nokia for details.

 

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Nokia Goes Triangular

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Cell Phones, Music

Nokia PrismsGeometry fans will appreciate Nokia’s Prism Cell Phones, which feature triangular shapes, including their keypad buttons. Available in 7500 and 7900 models, both include a music player for MP3/WMA/AAC and a 2 megapixel cam. The 7900, featured on the left, also has 3G connectivity, quad-band GSM, and 1GB of storage. Arriving in Europe within the next month, the 7500 will carry a MSRP of $289.99 while the price on the 7900 is a humongous $549.99. Check Nokia for a preview and availability in your area.

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