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Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it....

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung seems to be playing it safe -at least with its battery - as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7....

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
NEW YORK (AP) -- A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing....

Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year....

AP Explains: What the death of broadband privacy rules means
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?...

Tracking phones: Insurers deny claims based on doubtful data
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data....

Spain will get giant telescope if Hawaii doesn't, group says
HONOLULU (AP) -- An agreement has been reached for a giant telescope to be built in Spain's Canary Islands if it cannot be put atop a Hawaii mountain....

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online
One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears....

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers....

Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to election
BERLIN (AP) -- A top German police official says a recent hacking attack on Parliament may have led to a "significant drain of data" which may be used to try influence the outcome of the country's general election in September....

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Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards

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Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

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'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

Etihad to lend US-bound passengers iPads as ban workaround

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

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