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Report: NSA Collected Nearly 200M Texts a Day

textdrive304The National Security Agency (NSA) vacuumed up nearly 200 million text messages around the world, according to a new report in the Guardian. The program, Dishfire, used the text messages to dig further into personal details, such as travel plans, location, credit card information and the individual’s contact list.

The most damning bits of the report, though, say the government collected “pretty much everything it can,” including phone metadata from the “untargeted and unwarranted.” In other words, from an average person who isn’t suspected of doing anything wrong. Read more

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Facebook Android Update Includes Ability for Home Users to Dock Their Favorite Apps (AllFacebook)
Facebook released an update to its Android application Thursday, and the biggest change is a new feature for its Home Android overlay — a new favorites tray that will allow users to store and access shortcuts to their favorite Android apps. The docking feature is aimed at addressing one of users’ biggest issues with home — complaints that it was difficult to access their non-Facebook Android apps.

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