By WRAL Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Some of the latest high-tech and life science related news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

• U.S. wireless data traffic grew by 123 percent from 2010 to 2011, from 388 billion megabytes to 866.7 billion MB, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association. Read more details here.

• First it was street-corner phone booths and home delivery of telephone books. Now, land lines are on their way to becoming part of American telecommunications history. States are passing laws to end the requirement that phone companies provide everyone land-line service. Read more details here.

• The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is intended to clear barriers for the government and businesses to share information about critical digital threats, but critics have warned that the language is overly broad and could result in a massive flow of information to secretive government outfits under the thin pretense of cybersecurity. Read more details here.

• New York City will start a pilot program next month replacing old pay phones with Internet-connected touch screens that display information and advertising. Read more details here.