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TITLE: Germany Says 'Nein' to Verizon * 1038CO-ANCHOR: Don Reisinger

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This is Tech News Today for Friday, June 27, 2014!

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This episode is brought to you by Gazelle, the fast and simple way to sell your used gadgets! Find out what your used Apple and Android devices are worth at gazelle.com.

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Tech News Today is the show where we talk about the tech news with the journalists who report it.

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Mike Elgan. (Intro Jason and Don Reisinger.)

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The German government canceled their contract with Verizon. The move is part of a larger program to stop doing business with American companies after the NSA revelations that were revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-germany-security-verizon-idUSKBN0F11WJ20140626

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No InterviewCyrus Farivar
Senior Business Editor, Ars Technica
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A: “technological sovereignty" Tobias Plate, an interior ministry spokesman
A: NSA had conducted mass surveillance in Germany
A: NSA eavesdropped on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
A: Germany wanted a "no-spy" deal with the US, but these collapsed after US refused to not spy on its ally.
A: Verizon had been providing network infrastructure for the German government's Berlin-Bonn network, used for communication between ministries, since 2010
A: Germany's own Deutsche Telekom would replace services provided by Verizon
A: "Verizon Germany is a German company and we comply with German law." - german head of Verizon
A: "The U.S. government cannot compel us to produce our customers' data stored in data centres outside the U.S.

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If you're in the market for an iPhone, you might want to head down
to Walmart. The company starting today has slashed the price on
both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C 16GB costs
$29 with a two-year agreement, while the 5S will go for $99 with
a two-year deal.
http://www.cnet.com/news/walmart-cutting-iphone-5c-and-5s-prices-starting-friday/

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Cyrus Farivar is a Senior Business Editor for Ars Technica.
Q. Is this the beginning of the lead up to the iPhone 6?
Q. If not, does this indicate sales are slowing on iPhone devices?
Cyrus Farivar
Senior Business Editor, Ars Technica
@cfarivar

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A. The iPhone 5C costs $49 regularly
A. The iPhone 5S costs $149 regularly
A. The deal is for contracts with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T
A. In-Store purchases only
A. Best Buy and other retailers have offered similar deals as of late

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Cyrus Farivar (suh-ROOS FAR-ih-var) * arstechnica.com * @cfarivar

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We've told you on past episodes about Google's experimental Project Tango. The idea is to build phones and tablets that can quickly map indoor spaces using special hardware and software. Google announced yesterday that a consumer version of a Project Tango tablet will be built by LG and sold next year to consumers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vppay5UDc

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A: will also integrate with several game engines.
A: Project Tango = part of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects lab
A: Integrating with video game development platform Unity.
A: ATAP is headed by Regina Dugan, former director of the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
A: Created as a research lab inside Motorola - Google acquired in 2012
A: ATAP also working on Ara and a digital tattoo
A: ATAP worked with Vivalnk to make a $1 digital tattoos that unlock the Moto X; sticker lasts five days.

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The ReWalk exoskeleton, a technology that helps paraplegics walk through the use of motors and body stabilization components, has been approved for public use by the FDA.http://www.cnet.com/news/fda-clears-rewalk-exoskeleton-that-lets-paraplegics-walk-again/#ftag=CAD590a51e

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Q. The ReWalk Exoskeleton was given EU approval in 2012, why did it take so much longer in the US?
Q. The ReWalk goes for about $70,000 in the EU. Will it cost the same in the US?

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A. The ReWalk was created by Israeli inventor Amit Goffer, who became a quadraplegic after a 1997 ATV accident.
A. The technology has been in use in trials and in rehab centers, but was never previously OK'd for public use.
A. Wearable motorized braces are attached to the user's bodies, which they can control with a computer and motion sensors.
A. The technology allows users to stand upright, turn, and walk with the additional help of crutches.
A. There are several added health benefits to the technology, including improve cardiovascular health, fat loss, and musicle gains.
A. About 200,000 people in the US have spinal cord injuries, according to the FDA.

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A lawsuit coming up in the Netherlands will decide whether it will be legal in Europe to sell "used" eBooks. http://gigaom.com/2014/06/27/the-right-to-resell-ebooks-major-case-looms-in-the-netherlands/

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A: local startup called Tom Kabinet is secondhand ebook bookstore
A: Tom Kabinet is pointing to a 2012 ruling by Europe’s top court: UsedSoft v Oracle
A: UsedSoft v Oracle = “An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licenses allowing the use of his programs downloaded from the internet”.
A: Publishers demanded that site be taken offline; Tom Kabinet is refusing; Dutch Publishers Association is suing
A: Tom Kabinet adds a “watermark” to prevent re-selling more than once

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Greenpeace protested mass surveillance by the NSA this morning by flying a 135-foot blimp over a top secret NSA facility in Bluffdale, Utah. The blimp had giant letters spelling out N.S.A: Illegal Spying Below.https://twitter.com/EFF/status/482522575143043072/photo/1

http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-06-27-06.45.05.jpeg
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/protestors-launch-a-135-foot-blimp-over-the-nsas-utah-data-center/?mbid=social_twitter

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