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3 women risk torture in secret UAE detention over ‘I miss my brother’ tweet – Amnesty
Three women questioned and detained by UAE police in February are “at risk of torture or other ill-treatment,” Amnesty International says. The sisters tweeted in support of their brother, a prisoner of conscience.

27.02.2015 15:55

Backlashed! Shamefaced Google reverses porn ban for Blogger after 3 days
Amateur pornographers rejoice! Just days after Google announced it would be banning sexually explicit content from its Blogger service, the firm has done an about face, saying those who express themselves in a more risqué way will be free to bare it all.

27.02.2015 13:03

58 gender options not enough? Facebook now allows unlimited custom identities
After being told by users that its 58 existing gender options are not inclusive enough, the social network has relented and given its US-based members a chance to fill in their own gender as they wish.

27.02.2015 15:27

Troll control: Twitter cracks down on abuse, spoofing
Twitter says it is boosting efforts to stop impersonation, spoofing and personal data leaks in the latest round of updates that are part of the corporation’s long term plan to deal with internet abuse on their platform.

27.02.2015 05:26

2 llamas on the run in Arizona transfix America (VIDEO)
Two llamas that broke free from their handlers in Arizona mesmerized America and the news world on Thursday as they led people on a low-speed chase before finally being captured.

27.02.2015 00:53

Vandals cause chaos as Arizona goes internet-free for 15 hours
From Phoenix to Flagstaff, residents couldn’t get cash from the ATM, 911 systems were disrupted and credit card purchases couldn’t be processed because a cut fiber-optic internet cable buried in the desert disabled internet service for hours.

26.02.2015 23:49

​Space: The final selfie frontier
When NASA astronaut Terry Virts took his first spacewalk this weekend, he did what comes naturally these days and immortalized the event with a selfie.

23.02.2015 20:15

Coins for Abbott: Indonesians rally to repay tsunami aid, call Australian PM ‘Shylock’
Indonesians have mobilized in record numbers to collect cash for the Australian PM, who touched a raw nerve by bringing up Australia’s $1 bn in tsunami relief aid to Jakarta while making a clemency appeal for convicted drug traffickers.

22.02.2015 23:54

​Alcohol profile ‘positive’: YouTube videos present drinkers as funny & attractive, scientists say
The content of YouTube’s most popular videos showing alcohol abuse (involving 10 million plus search results ‘drunk’) tends to be humorous and eye-catching, while revealing only minimal downsides for drinkers, a new study says.

22.02.2015 11:10

French minister urges Facebook, Twitter, Google to cooperate directly, promptly
The French interior minister said that at a special meeting in the US he asked Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to help French officials facilitate investigations and to react immediately to terrorist propaganda.

21.02.2015 13:24

​'YouTube for Kids' app coming to Android devices
Protective parents, rejoice! The internet is about to become a safer place, moderately speaking, at least. Google says it will soon roll-out “YouTube Kids,” a child-friendly version of the video sharing site, for mobile devices.

20.02.2015 20:25

Eric Garner’s family hasn’t received a dime from online fundraisers - report
Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised online for the family of Eric Garner – who died via chokehold at the hands of New York police last year. The family, however, claims they don’t know where the money is from 19 crowd-funding projects.

20.02.2015 04:25