Daily Video: T-Mobile Offers Unlimited 4G LTE Plans for Short Time

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T-Mobile Offers Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plans for Short Time; Cisco to Buy Security Service Firm Neohapsis; Lenovo Recalls 500,000-Plus Laptop Power Cords; and more.

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T-Mobile has temporarily revived their unlimited family shared data plans starting at $100 for two lines per month, and $40 per month for each additional user.

Customers on the new unlimited plan, which is open to existing and new customers, can keep their unlimited data plans for as long as they want to remain with T-Mobile, according to the company.

The new unlimited data family plan means that for a family of four, the monthly access fees would total $180—including $100 for the first two users and $40 each for additional users. The access fees are in addition to the costs of the phones on the plans.

Cisco Systems has acquired security advisory firm Neohapsis. According to its Website, Neohapsis offers an array of security services for everything from applications and compliance to mobile, network, endpoint and the cloud.

Neohapsis will give Cisco the tools it wants to offer security advice to organizations looking to understand how security threats impact their businesses, according to Hilton Romanski, senior vice president and head of business development at Cisco.

Lenovo is recalling more than 500,000 AC power cords due to the risk of fire and burn hazards. According to the recall notice issued Dec. 9 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power cords—sold with Lenovo laptops between February 2011 and June 2012—can overheat.

The recall impacts about 500,000 units in the United States and another 44,000 in Canada.

Ever since it was created, torrent tracking site The Pirate Bay has evaded copyright holders and law enforcement. That is, until Dec. 9, when Swedish authorities reportedly seized the Stockholm servers of The Pirate Bay, effectively shutting down the site and its affiliates.

The Pirate Bay site is what is known as a torrent tracker, providing pointers to where files can be found and then downloaded with the BitTorrent protocol. Although The Pirate Bay has links to legitimate content, the site is also well-known as the Web source for pirated media content.


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