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Dorian Nakamoto thanks bitcoin users for donations after Newsweek flub
The California man who claims he was wrongfully identified as the founder of bitcoin now says that bitcoin users have given him the equivalent of $23,000 for all his trouble.

23.04.2014 02:28

NYPD Twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

22.04.2014 20:59

New leaks: Cuban-US organization leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'
Leaders of the largest nonprofit for young Cuban-Americans, which explicitly refused to accept US government funds, in fact supported Washington’s secret program aimed at toppling Cuba’s government, a leaked report reveals.

22.04.2014 09:36

Russian MPs ban swearing by popular bloggers
The Lower House has given its final approval to the controversial draft law tightening the regulations on the Russian blogosphere and bringing popular bloggers close to conventional mass media, including a ban on obscene language.

22.04.2014 14:48

‘Egyptian courts used to settle political scores’
It’s clear that charges against Muslim Brotherhood members are politically motivated since there is a vendetta between the military-backed authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s playing out in courts, journalist Shahira Amin told RT.

22.04.2014 11:30

US govt must provide details to justify drone killing of American – judge
The US Department of Justice must turn over important details from a key memo which the government has used to justify targeted killings across the Middle East – including the drone strike that killed an American who joined Al-Qaeda, a US judge has ruled.

22.04.2014 00:23

​US intel employees face new consequences for speaking to media
Members of the United States intelligence community must now operate within the boundaries of a new media policy, as contact with a journalist without prior approval can now be considered a fireable offense, their boss said on Sunday.

21.04.2014 23:19

Twitter blocks two accounts critical of Turkish govt
Twitter executives have admitted that the company has blocked two Turkish social media accounts which were used to leak secret government documents and accuse authorities of widespread corruption.

21.04.2014 20:26

‘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

Number of cable ‘cord cutters’ continues to rise
TV and movie audiences have known for years that streaming services provide an on-demand viewing experience, but a new report has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Hulu and Netflix are now a legitimate threat for traditional cable companies.

19.04.2014 00:17

​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

Uproar as LibDem leader Zhirinovsky attacks pregnant reporter
The flamboyant leader of the populist nationalist party LDPR could be silenced for up to three months by ethics commission over a bizarre incident in which he insulted a pregnant journalist before starting shouting Christian messages.

18.04.2014 12:01

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