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File photo, shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif.

Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone is shown partially submerged to demonstrate its water resistance, in New York.

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

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.

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This image provided by Facebook shows an overview of the features of Facebook's new app update on an iPhone.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

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People place flowers outside Britain's parliament in London, Saturday March 25, 2017, for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday.

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

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This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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In this Nov. 22, 2005 file photo, an XBox 360 is purchased in New York.

Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners' suit

 The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs.

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In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, a laptop is seen in Las Vegas.

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, Robert Kyncl, YouTube Chief Business Officer, speaks as YouTube unveils

YouTube reverses some restrictions on gay-themed content

The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other's eyes. They are reading their wedding vows to one another.

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In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo illustration, a woman types on her laptop, in Miami.

Lessons from Yahoo hack: Simple tips to safeguard your email

Many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that.

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Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels.

Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flag

Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive.

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin.

German official wants $53M fines for social media hate posts

Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory "fake news."

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Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook says its data can't be used for 'surveillance'

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance.

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In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco.

Google's self-driving car company escalates battle with Uber

A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build its own robot-powered vehicles.

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York.

WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?

WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools used to break into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs.

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Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook.

Harvard dropout Zuckerberg to address grads at alma mater

Mark Zuckerberg is headed back to Harvard, but this time he'll be giving the commencement speech.

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Pope Francis salutes as he leaves the St. John in Lateran Basilica after meeting parishioners in Rome, Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Pope urges faithful to consult Bible as often as cellphones

Pope Francis has called on the faithful to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages.

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Nao Imoto, 31 years old, shows off Nintendo's newest computer game console

Nintendo Switch's big challenge: luring casual gamers

With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles.

Snapchat parent passes big test: IPO above expectation

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. started its official bid to go public last Halloween. Now investors get to learn whether they're in for a trick or a treat.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, left, introduces Dan Song, the president of LG's home appliances division, during an announcement Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

LG to build $250M plant in Tennessee, creating 600 jobs

South Korean appliance maker LG Electronics Inc. announced Tuesday that it has selected Tennessee as the site for its first washing machine plant in the United States.

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Attendees check the new re-launched Nokia 3310 phone, during a Nokia presentation ahead of Monday's opening of the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.

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