MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Looks like it isn't just our friends, families and workmates who can learn a lot about us from our Facebook feeds. The New York Times says the social networking behemoth has acknowledged it has shared data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat. The Times report says Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TLC are among 60 companies Facebook says it has been sharing data with. The companies have been able to get users' work history, their relationship status and "likes" for users and their friends — for up to a decade. In response to the report, Facebook told the Times it plans to wind down the Huawei deal this week.



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NEW YORK (AP) — If you're one of those following President Donald Trump just to troll him, the president and his lawyers are looking at you. They're going to court to restore his power to block his critics on Twitter. The paperwork has been filed on behalf of Trump and White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino. It's aimed at appealing a federal judge's ruling that said blocking people from Trump's Twitter feed violates the First Amendment. The paperwork doesn't list grounds for the appeal. In her May 23 ruling, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said people have a right to reply directly to politicians who use their accounts as public forums to conduct official business.



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CYBERSPACE (AP) — Another sign that retail stores like Lord & Taylor are struggling to keep afloat as people change the way they shop. The company has abandoned plans to keep a store in its landmark Fifth Avenue building. The retailer is selling the building — and has decided not to keep up appearances at the flagship location. The store will close early next year. Like its competitors, Lord & Taylor is grappling with the fact that an increasing number of consumers shop online these days — and less at department stores.



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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The market for legal sports gambling in the United States has widened significantly — with the expansion of betting in Delaware. The establishment of wagering in the state puts legal betting within driving distance of three major East Coast cities: Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Instead of flying to Las Vegas or placing illegal bets, fans in Philly, B'More and DC can bet in Delaware on action like the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final or the World Cup. More states are likely to OK betting by time the NFL starts its season this fall.

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