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Ian is an independent writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His current focus is on all things tech including mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, software, social networks, Web apps, tech-related legislation and corporate tech news.

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Verizon will cut off unlimited data users who use too much unlimited data

Verizon is forcing heavy data users to get off its unlimited plan or get off the carrier's network entirely.

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Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month

Mozilla is joining the other major browser developers by intelligently auto-pausing Flash with more to come in 2017.

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Deezer's music streaming service comes to the U.S., but without a free option

Deezer's small-scale entry into the U.S. market is over. The service is now available to all—though it lacks a free tier.

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T-Mobile offers free Pokémon Go data for a year, but not everyone is happy about it

T-Mobile wants some of that sweet, sweet Pokémon Go marketing opportunity so it came up with free giveaways.

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Nintendo's releasing a miniature NES console packed with 30 classic games

The original NES console is back in miniaturized form with 30 built-in games, a controller that also works with Wii systems, and HDMI out.

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Goodbye, firstborn children: This study shows how wordy terms of service hurt users

Researchers wanted to find out just how little attention users paid to a service's terms of service and privacy policies. Not much.

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Gotta catch 'em all: 5 facts that prove Pokémon Go is eating the world

Pokémon Go is less than a week old, but it's already caught the fascination of Android and iOS smartphone owners the world over.

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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

Amazon is promoting a few minor tech deals today, but the big sales are still a few days away.

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Google's baking Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.

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Facebook’s shifted your news feed to put friends and family ahead of published content

Facebook is tweaking the news feed algorithm again to put family and friends first, just like the company's news feed manifesto says it should.

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Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the beloved ROFL and Picard face palm pics

Unicode 9.0 is here and it brings with it a side of avocado for your taco emoji moments.

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T-Mobile halts free pizzas after Domino's giveaway leaves some customers hungry

T-Mobile's Domino's giveaway limit was no match for America's love for pizza.

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Facebook adds video replies to its list of commenting options

If you have something to say in the comments of a Facebook post, but words, stickers, and emoji won't do the job, you can now let it rip with video.

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Twitter is notifying affected users after millions of login details leaked

Twitter's not to blame, but the company is taking action to protect users affected by the recent breach.