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NSA scoops up millions of text messages

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, according to the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.

January 16, 2014

Foxconn backs Firefox OS play

Can the open-source, Linux-based Firefox mobile operating system become a mobile-space player? The question is far from answered but Mozilla has a new supporter: major electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn.

June 3, 2013 by

Android really is the new Windows

The figures don't lie: Android not only has almost three-quarters of global mobile device sales, but it's outselling PCs too. So the Linux-based OS is the new Windows, not only due to its ubiquity, but because it represents a key aspect of Windows that Microsoft is throwing away: openness.

November 15, 2012 by

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