T-Mobile’s new promotion lets you recoup half the cost of an unlocked Pixel

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Buying an unlocked Google Pixel or Pixel XL isn’t as cheap as it was to buy the Nexus handsets of yesteryear, but T-Mobile reckons that they’ve come up with a great offer for owners of unlocked Pixel handsets. If you’ve bought an unlocked Pixel or Pixel XL, then T-Mobile will give you half the purchase price back if you sign up to its ONE Plan. Naturally, it isn’t quite as cut and dried as that, so join us after the break for more details. Read more

AT&T Project Hemisphere used to spy on citizens

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In newly reviewed documents, several parties looking into AT&T’s operation of Project Hemisphere have determined the communications carrier is undertaking surveillance on American citizens that far exceeds what the NSA did pursuant to the Patriot Act. On top of the potentially intrusive nature of the program, AT&T has turned it into a profit center so that they earn revenue in exchange for running the program and secretly providing information to American law enforcement agencies. Read more