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‘Deport Justin Bieber’ petition receives 'no comment' from White House
Many Beliebers have been waiting anxiously to find out if their idol would be deported to Canada, but three months after a petition asked the Obama administration to send the pop star back home, the White House has responded with a firm "no comment."

19.04.2014 03:29

​Turkey’s Erdogan challenges constitutional court that lifted social media ban
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made a formal complaint with the country’s constitutional court on Friday, calling secret recordings spread on social media a violation of his family’s rights.

18.04.2014 21:13

Crimean prosecutor music clip hits 3.7 mn views in three days
The internet fame of Crimea’s chief prosecutor, Natalya Poklonskaya, rages on. A patchy music clip made from Poklonskaya’s videos has scored millions of views on YouTube, with a celebrity opposition figure calling the attorney a "sex symbol of Russia."

18.04.2014 19:27

Fake Twitter account of US mayor sparks police raid
A fake Twitter feed made to look like it belonged to Peoria’s mayor prompted a police raid. The account was flagged up by police for tweeting about sex, drugs and the exploits of ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford who admitted to smoking crack last year.

18.04.2014 08:04

Media heavyweights join fight against removing ‘Innocence of Muslims’ from YouTube
The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and a number of other influential media groups have filed a court brief supporting Google’s effort to keep a controversial film online, joining a fight over actors' rights and what constitutes censorship.

18.04.2014 02:13

Imitation Google provides guns, drugs instead of usual search results
Contract killers and illegal drug enthusiasts still upset over the Silk Road’s downfall can dry their tears now that a new online black market known as Grams has debuted with the promise of acting as a new, more secure anonymous internet bazaar.

17.04.2014 23:14

​Anonymity-based web service Tor may have to pull back capacity due to Heartbleed bug
The anonymity-enabling networking service Tor may have to shutter an eighth of its operating capacity thanks to the Heartbleed security vulnerability.

18.04.2014 01:43

Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept millions of citizens’ data?
Russia has “no mass surveillance in our country,” according to President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, adding “our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law.”

17.04.2014 11:00

‘Zero knowledge privacy’: NSA-proof email service goes online
A new email service that protects its users from the prying eyes of the NSA and other spy agencies has gone online. The service’s creators say it will make encrypted messaging accessible to all and curtail internet snooping.

17.04.2014 07:34

Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – New Zealand High Court
The New Zealand High Court has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be reunited with millions of dollars, property, cars, and artwork. It comes after the court denied an application by the Crown to extend the freezing of Dotcom's fortune.

16.04.2014 19:40

Snowden’s email provider Lavabit loses federal appeal
A federal appeals panel on Wednesday dismissed what attorneys for the Lavabit email service said was “immense public concern” surrounding the government’s request for the site’s encryption keys, and instead upheld a lower court’s earlier ruling.

16.04.2014 19:26

Google: We scan all Gmail messages
Few will likely find themselves reading the fine print added to the new terms of service issued by Google this week, but the updated version clarifies to customers once and for all that the contents of messages going in and out of Gmail are being scanned.

16.04.2014 16:07

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