Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Hackers steal 15 million T-Mobile customers' data from Experian credit bureau

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

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U.S. drops to 55th in 4G LTE speeds

The U.S. has fallen to No. 55 in LTE performance as speeds rise rapidly in countries that have leapfrogged some early adopters of the popular cellular system, according to a study by research company OpenSignal.

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360-degree videos bring Facebook one step closer to a VR News Feed

Facebook's News Feed is now more immersive than ever thanks to 360-degree videos, which are available for desktop browsers now.

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Apple's tvOS: Can HomeKit apps be far behind?

The next model of the Apple TV could play a big role in Apple's connected-home strategy, even though the company said nothing about it on Wednesday.


Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

Cell service at U.S. airports can be first class, or middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claims Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up.

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MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

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Expected FCC net neutrality proposal would regulate the Internet like a utility

A proposal coming Thursday would span fixed, mobile, and back-end networks

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FCC brings its free speed-test app to iTunes App Store

Users of iOS devices can now measure their Internet performance and add it to a public data set

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Zynga to buy 'Clumsy Ninja' developer for $527 million, cut 314 jobs

The company says it's shooting for more hit games and greater efficiency.


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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.

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AT&T announces first international LTE roaming deal

The carrier's data roaming plans will include LTE service, but only in Canada for now.


YouTube returns after a short, widely seen outage

A brief YouTube outage on Monday was the one of the biggest recent glitches for the popular video site, according to a company that uses complaints on Twitter and other sources to measure the impact of online outages.