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Google's Missouri Problem Mirrors Woes in EU

As an aggressive antitrust investigation plays out in Europe against Google, its practices have drawn comparatively little scrutiny from regulators on the US side of the Atlantic. But the midwest state of Missouri wants to change that.

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Privacy Fears over Artificial Intelligence as Crimestopper

Police in the U.S. state of Delaware are poised to deploy "smart" cameras in cruisers to help authorities detect a vehicle carrying a fugitive, missing child or straying senior.

The video feeds will be analyzed using artificial intelligence to identify vehicles by license plate or other features and "give an extra set of eyes" to officers on patrol, says David Hinojosa of Coban Technologies, the company providing the equipment.

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Brazil's Tech Junkies Seek Healing at Digital Detox Clinic

Like many young people, 29-year-old student L.L. loves his cell phone. So much so, in fact, that his studies, his work and even his personal relationships have suffered, and his phone eventually became a way to avoid people in the real world. 

That was when he realized he needed help.

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Twitter to Double Tweet Limit to 280 Characters

Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network.

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Documents Reveal Offshore Deals with Apple, Others

New revelations Monday from the "Paradise Papers" shed light on Apple's tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Twitter Adopts 'Safeguards' after Trump Account Shutdown

Twitter announced Friday it has implemented "safeguards" in the wake of the rogue shutdown of President Donald Trump's account, to ward off any repeat.

After acknowledging the 11-minute shutdown of Trump's Twitter account by a departing employee, the company said, "We have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again." 

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Apple's iPhone X Hits Asia Stores as Profits Soar

Apple profits soared by a fifth as its flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia Friday, with the company predicting bumper sales despite its eye-watering price tag.

Net profit rose 19 percent from a year ago to $10.7 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter to September 30, Apple said. Revenues were up 12 percent to $52.6 billion.

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Outgoing Twitter Worker Responsible for Trump Account Outage

A rogue Twitter employee managed to silence Donald Trump's favorite communications tool for 11 minutes, drawing mocking praise from critics of the U.S. president -- but also warnings it could set a dangerous precedent.

Visitors to @realDonaldTrump around 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Thursday were greeted with the message "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

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Experts: VPN Law Latest Step in Kremlin Online Crackdown

A law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March.

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Facebook Ads: Social Media Giant Announces New Transparency

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site.

Executives for the social media company said Friday they will verify political ad buyers in federal elections, requiring them to reveal correct names and locations. The site will also create new graphics where users can click on the ads and find out more about who's behind them.

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