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Submission + - Verizon "getting out of the email business" (verizon.com) 1

tomservo84 writes: If you have a Verizon.net email address, you will be saying goodbye to it within the next few weeks, according to this article.

Strangely enough, I didn't find out about this from Verizon, itself, but SiriusXM, who sent me an email saying that since I have a Verizon.net email address on file, I'd have to update it because they were getting rid of their email service. I thought it was a bad phishing attempt at first until I saw the link and read it. Guess it's time to move my email over to gmail. Hopefully Google won't decide to orphan THAT any time soon.

Submission + - Reps. Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enable Cell Phone & Wireless Device Unloc 2

tomservo84 writes: It seems some people in the House of Reps have their heads screwed on straight...

http://lofgren.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=797:reps-zoe-lofgren-thomas-massie-anna-eshoo-a-jared-polis-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-enable-cell-phone-a-wireless-device-unlocking&catid=22:112th-news&Itemid=161

"This bill reflects the way we use this technology in our everyday lives," Rep. Lofgren said. "Americans should not be subject to fines and criminal liability for merely unlocking devices and media they legally purchased. If consumers are not violating copyright or some other law, there's little reason to hold back the benefits of unlocking so people can continue using their devices."

The bill would "make it permanently legal for consumers to unlock their mobile devices, and consumers would not be required to obtain permission from their carrier before switching to a new carrier."

Now, what chance does this have of actually passing??
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Submission + - Google search now "thinks more like a human" (cnn.com)

tomservo84 writes: "So, let's say you're doing a Google search for "Kings." Did you mean the L.A. hockey team or the Sacramento basketball team? Maybe the TV show? Or maybe you actually wanted to know something about monarchs." Google today announced Knowledge Graph, which will Google says will make the results appear more 'human'.

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