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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 considers strengthening internet privacy rights


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers are considering several measures that advocates say would enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back....

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....

'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....

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?...

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....

Notorious troll calls the online tactics 'a national sport'


Andrew Auernheimer isn't the kind of internet troll who hides behind a screen name. A notorious computer hacker whose anti-Semitic rhetoric matches the swastika tattooed on his chest, the 31-year-old views online trolling campaigns as a modern form of an age-old political tactic....