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T-Mobile Slapped With FTC Lawsuit for Phony Charges

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Some T-Mobile customers have paid extra fees for text-based services they didn't agree to include in their cellphone charges, and now the Federal Trade Commission is on the mobile giant's case with an inquiry and a lawsuit.

Postgrad Elites Control Political Debates
Larry's List

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Trying to sort out the status of Obamacare can be tricky thanks to our dysfunctional leadership class; Republican state Sen. Marty Golden wants to teach Brooklyn's women "the art of feminine presence"; meanwhile, a group of Mormons quits the church in a mass ceremony in Utah. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Justice Dept. Hangs Up on AT&T Deal for T-Mobile

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The U.S. Justice Department sued Wednesday to prevent AT&T's hoped-for merger with T-Mobile, a $39 billion deal that would create the largest telephone carrier in the country with almost 130 million subscribers. (more)

Glenn Greenwald on the Growing Surveillance State

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Days after two British men were sentenced to four years in prison for using Facebook to incite disorder that never materialized, Glenn Greenwald writes fluently and concisely about the efforts of governments to maintain power and order by controlling the flow of information and communication online.

Hackers Take Aim at San Francisco Transit

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The hacker group Anonymous threatened to target the San Francisco Bay Area's transit website after officials cut the system's underground cellphone service to prevent a protest last week. (more)

Cellphones Might Cause Cancer, Maybe

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If you're feeling confused about this issue, you're not alone: Conflicting reports have been released, but now a group of experts from the World Health Organization is claiming that cellphones, under certain heavy-use circumstances, may cause cancer in humans. (more)

Multitasking Our Way to Distraction
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What do we stand to gain from all our gadgetry in this, our wired (not to mention wireless) era? Improved manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination? The ability to soundly defeat pixelated alien hordes via video games?

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