German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls and read your texts

Text messages could also be intercepted.

The spying can happen even on cellular networks using the most advanced encryption now available.

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    Hackers are going after the Internet’s very infrastructure. Here’s why that matters.

    The Los Angeles-based non-profit that acts as something of the air traffic-controller of the global Internet has announced that it was the victim of a hacking attack last month.

    Google files lawsuit against Miss. attorney general over campaign revealed by the Sony hack

    Google files lawsuit against Miss. attorney general over campaign revealed by the Sony hack

    Google has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, based on information leaked from e-mails taken in the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    For $90 million, T-Mobile will settle FTC charges that it slipped bogus fees onto wireless bills

    For $90 million, T-Mobile will settle FTC charges that it slipped bogus fees onto wireless bills

    Add in state and federal fines, and T-Mobile could wind up paying $112.5 million — or more.

    The Pentagon’s newest weapons look like something out of ‘Star Wars’

    The Pentagon’s newest weapons look like something out of ‘Star Wars’

    Under development for years by the military and the defense industry, lasers have moved from science-fiction fantasy, to the laboratory and, just recently, to the Persian Gulf.

    Congress wants to legislate net neutrality. Here’s what that might look like.

    Congress wants to legislate net neutrality. Here’s what that might look like.

    The industry-backed proposal would preempt efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to draw up new rules for Internet providers.

    The Switchboard: Instagram users lose followers as services purges spam accounts

    The Switchboard: Instagram users lose followers as services purges spam accounts

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    How to get a giant robot through TSA

    How to get a giant robot through TSA

    These German researchers bought their 6-foot-2 robot a plane ticket from LA.

    The Sony Pictures hack, explained

    The Sony Pictures hack, explained

    What you need to know about the latest on the Sony Pictures breach.

    Why campaigns won’t stop using our data: Because the data says we like it

    Why campaigns won’t stop using our data: Because the data says we like it

    Digital politicos say that they “try not to be too creepy,” but the rewards for tapping our personal information are simply too great to ignore.

    Why Bitcoin advocates might like New York’s new proposed rules for virtual currency

    Why Bitcoin advocates might like New York’s new proposed rules for virtual currency

    A state regulator says it’ll loosen requirements on virtual currency companies in the face of public feedback.

    At the heart of Obama’s Cuba doctrine? The Internet.

    At the heart of Obama’s Cuba doctrine? The Internet.

    Connectivity has helped define the conflict between the United States and Cuba throughout the Obama presidency.

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    A flash mob at the Smithsonian

    A flash mob at the Smithsonian

    Surprised guests at the National Museum of American History are treated to some holiday carols.

    Dirty data: Why those ‘4 million public comments’ on net neutrality might not be what they seem

    Dirty data: Why those ‘4 million public comments’ on net neutrality might not be what they seem

    The figure so casually tossed around in the open Internet debate is now the subject of a fierce back and forth.

    The hackers are winning the media war

    The hackers are winning the media war

    In a year of unprecedented thefts, there’s a growing cockiness, ambition and media-savvy within the hacker world.

    Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

    Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

    The tech giant is turbo-charging its same-day delivery program, starting in Manhattan.

    Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

    Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

    Forty-six towns say they’re interested in working with Internet providers to build fiber to the home.

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    3-D printer makes complex cookies

    3-D printer makes complex cookies

    No need for cookie cutters with the Foodini, a 3-D printer designed to create edible products. The machine won’t be available to buyers before Christmas, but the company expects to begin selling it in the second half of 2015.

    The first virtual reality Christmas

    The first virtual reality Christmas

    Samsung’s launch of VR Gear hints at a future in which our holidays will never be quite the same.

    The Switchboard: U.S. officials believe North Korea really did hack Sony

    The Switchboard: U.S. officials believe North Korea really did hack Sony

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    BlackBerry appeals to its faithful with the Classic smartphone

    BlackBerry appeals to its faithful with the Classic smartphone

    Sorry, Kim Kardashian. With the Classic, BlackBerry shows it’s happy to safe, solid and a little bit boring.

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    BlackBerry launches ‘Classic’ smartphone

    BlackBerry launches ‘Classic’ smartphone

    BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new smartphone called the Classic, featuring a traditional keyboard at a time when rivals and customers have embraced touch screens.

    The feds are suing Sprint for charging Americans ‘hundreds of millions’ in bogus fees

    The move is a first for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Why broadband execs are telling Washington and Wall Street different things on net neutrality

    Why broadband execs are telling Washington and Wall Street different things on net neutrality

    And why the executives are likely to be trustworthy on the issue.

    How Katniss Everdeen is helping Elizabeth Warren win the Internet

    How Katniss Everdeen is helping Elizabeth Warren win the Internet

    The movement to draft the Massachusetts Democrat to run for president has an online-savvy master plan. What it doesn’t have is a candidate.