DEA’s Phone Call Records Database and Other News You Need to Know




Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.

Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. The war on drugs makes use of a phone database larger than anything the NSA ever created. Also, there are fresh leaks just ahead of Samsung’s planned Galaxy Gear smartwatch unveilingVentureBeat has images of what it says is a physical prototype for the Galaxy Gear. And a bit of wireless carrier news — Verizon is reportedly set to buy the rest of its company from British provider Vodafone for $ 130 billion. Read more…

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