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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Security - 31 stories
Russian hacker pleads guilty to get-rich-quick botnet

Here's An Easy Way To Find Out How To Increase Your Security Online

8 Major Cyber Attacks Of 2016 [Infographic]

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Will the Supreme Court end the East Texas patent scam?

If You Don't Know Much About Cybersecurity, You're Not Alone

Congress dismantles Internet privacy rules, allowing ISPs to sell your web history

Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

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Microsoft - 15 stories
Windows 10's next major update arrives April 11

How to buy and read ebooks in Edge as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update review: Gaming, inking, and Edge win, while mixed reality loses

The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Privacy tweaks, Paint 3D, and more

Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

Microsoft's best Surface Book finally comes to the UK

10 powerful, obscure Windows keyboard shortcuts you should know

IDG Contributor Network: After getting pwned and owned, Microsoft vows to fix Edge security

Skype for Business admins gets tool to diagnose call problems

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Hardware - 49 stories
Alleged HTC U Flagship Pops Up On AnTuTu With Snapdragon 835

Adidas Set To Rival Fitbit With Chameleon Heart Rate Fitness Tracker

Ultimate Ears' cheapest Boom speaker looks like a colorful barrel

Big Galaxy S8 reveals all of the phone's special features, courtesy of Samsung

Automation Nation: Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

This smartband knows what food you're eating

Garmin's Forerunner 935 smartwatch knows how hard you work out

Intel: Our next chips will be a 'generation ahead' of Samsung

HTC targets the classroom with 10-headset Vive bundle

Live from Samsung's Galaxy S8 event!

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Google - 8 stories
Google adds “order ahead” feature to Waze, letting you skip the morning coffee line

Google can now translate Korean while you watch

Google's iOS app comes with its GIF-friendly keyboard on the side

Google Home and WiFi launch in the UK on April 6th

Android founder teases a mysterious device

Google Play pilot test in US introduces a ‘free app of the week’ section

Advertising: Publishers Retreat From the Risks of Google-YouTube Advertising

"Just Google it"

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Apple - 14 stories
Add Widgets To Apple iOS Notification Center

Apple iOS 10.3: Should You Upgrade?

Apple finally flips the switch on review responses

Trump trades 'unsecure' Android device for shiny new iPhone

Apple wins China patent battle over iPhone 6 design

Free Up Storage Space On Your iPhone By Installing iOS 10.3

macOS 10.12.4 update brings Night Shift to the Mac and not much else

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 with new Theater Mode and SiriKit

Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: Here's what's new

Apple releases iOS 10.3; adds Find My AirPods, new Apple File System

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Social - 24 stories
NBC to finally show Olympics live on West Coast, because Twitter

As Criticism Of 'Electronics Ban' Mounts, Airlines Hone Their Twitter Marketing Skills

Alternative facts alert: Proposed legislation bans “fake news”

'Serial' team's seven-episode podcast is ready for binging

​Hillary Clinton calls out gender inequality in Silicon Valley

Google's Duo chat app expands beyond video calls

Facebook launches Snapchat-style Stories with new in-app camera feature

How The Government Perversely Encourages Physical Over Human Capital

Facebook adds nearly everything Snapchat does to its main app

Twitter introduces pre-roll ads to Periscope videos

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Science - 23 stories
ICYMI: SpaceX's rocket re-launch and a universal wireless charger

The Best SpaceX Photos

New York Architects Plan Enormous Skyscraper Hanging From An Asteroid In Space

Supermassive Black Holes Don't Just Eat Stars

Finally, some details about how NASA actually plans to get to Mars

Despite Clean Power Plan rollback, utilities say coal isn’t ascendant

How To Stop A Lava Flow

The Birth And Death Of Stars Across The Universe

NASA made it easy for everyone to trawl its media archives

SAPVoice: In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence, STEM Is Not Enough

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Miscellany - 38 stories
Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

How Apps And AI Technologies Can Improve Communication In The Healthcare Industry

O2 becomes the last major carrier to enable WiFi and 4G calling

Using A Continuous Delivery Model To Innovate Faster

AI to dominate banking, says report

China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

Text While Driving, Pay...$10,000? Why Draconian Punishments Don't Work

One smart assistant to control them all?

Eight Things Developers Need To Stop Doing Immediately

The Best Small Tech Companies To Work For In 2017 And Beyond

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