In today’s roundup of technology news: Edward Snowden says he “never expected to be saved;” older versions of Apple iPhone and Mac operating systems can be easily hacked; Verizon dropping unlimited users racking up more than 100GB a month.

Edward Snowden talked to Comic Con attendees in San Diego via an Internet connection and said, “I never expected to be saved.”

He said he never expected he would make it to Hong Kong to meet with journalists about his disclosure of NSA secret monitoring of private communications and other revelations. “I planned to ask the world for justice,” he said.

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Older versions of iPhones and Macs vulnerable to hack

Forbes and Quartz report there are gaping security holes in all but the latest versions of Apple’s operating systems.

The gaps were discovered by Tyler Bohan, a CISCO researcher. The attacks exploit the way Apple’s operating systems deal with important in exporting images.

Hackers format malware as a TIFF file, an image format. They send it to targets using iMessage, which automatically renders images in default setting.

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Verizon to disconnect customers using too much data

Verizon wireless customers with unlimited data plans using more than 100GB a month will be disconnected from the network on August 31, unless they agree to more restrictive data packages.

Verizon stopped offering the unlimited data packages in 2011, but some customers held onto their old plans. It’s 100GB a month plan, which it says is intended for multiple family users, costs $450 a month.

Verizon told Ars Technica “These users are using data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB). While the Verizon Plan at 100GB is designed to be shared across multiple users, each line receiving notification to move to the new Verizon Plan is using well in excess of that on a single device.”

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