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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is ticked off and with good reason. Experian, which just so happens to process credit applications for T-Mobile, reported today that it was hit with a massive database breach. Experian describes the incident as an “unauthorized acquisition of information from a server” that contained “some personally identifiable information for approximately 15 million [T-Mobile] customers.” So what information were these “unauthorized” people able to obtain? Well according to Experian, personally identifiable information including names, date of birth, and social security numbers were obtained. Other identifiable information such as driver license numbers were also slurped up. Luckily,... Read more...
Before smartphones became virtually ubiquitous there were feature phones, and prior to that pagers ruled the day. And before that? It's hard to remember how we ever got along without today's technological wonders, especially when you examine how dependent we've become to certain devices. To wit, a new study by Experian reveals that the average American adult spends 58 minutes a day using his or her smartphone. Let's go ahead and round that up to an hour per day. Over the course of a year, that translates into nearly 15 days -- DAYS! -- of smartphone usage. What could be so important that we devote so much time to these handheld gadgets? That's the wrong question to ask. Apple iPhone owners spend... Read more...