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New British army elite unit to hone social media and psychological warfare
The British military is to form a new specialist force in “non-lethal” forms of psychological warfare using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to tackle the “asymmetric battlefields” of the 21st century.

31.01.2015 15:15

​Reddit’s first transparency report reveals compliance with 58% of user info requests
Reddit has released its first transparency report, revealing that the social news site complied with 58 percent of user information requests and 31 percent of takedown notices from authorities in 2014.

30.01.2015 17:27

​Google forced to change privacy settings after official UK investigation
Online search engine giant Google has been forced to change its privacy policies and handling of sensitive information following an investigation by Britain’s data protection regulator.

30.01.2015 16:09

Ukraine's Security Service detains Russian journalists in Kiev, deny entry for 5 years
Two Russian journalists working for Life News TV channel have been detained in Kiev by Ukraine’s Security Service, which says the crew will be expelled from the country and denied entry for five years.

30.01.2015 11:22

Rape laws reviewed to expose rapists who ‘hide’ behind social media – legal conference
The number of rapists using social media to “cover their tracks” and produce false evidence trails is on the rise, according to speakers at a joint rape prevention conference of police and lawyers.

29.01.2015 11:06

‘Total rethink of countering terrorist financing needed in case of ISIS’
ISIS seems to know how counter-terrorism laws work as it uses a special regime of funding to avoid being reported, Christine Duhaime, a lawyer specializing in countering terrorism finance told RT.

29.01.2015 12:37

​Balls! Thousands give adults a chance to kid around
A ball pit exclusively for adults has opened in West London. It contains 81,000 white plastic balls, and will be free for anyone visiting the creative agency where it has been installed.

29.01.2015 15:05

‘Bearplane’ airport logo causes internet storm in Russia
A logo of a flying bear has become an internet sensation in Russia. Users morphed the polar bear into a number of images, such as a rhythmic gymnast, while the airport in Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East is denying the bear is its new emblem.

29.01.2015 09:25

​UK teens turning to porn for sex education – study
Teenagers are increasingly turning to online porn rather than their sex education teachers to learn about the birds and the bees, a new survey suggests.

29.01.2015 12:57

​UK overseas aid linked to fraudsters and criminals, MPs find
Millions in British aid money may have been siphoned off to criminals and money launderers, a report has found, adding further pressure to the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

29.01.2015 11:48

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

​Pollution damaging English economy, public health – experts
Pollution in England is damaging its economy, an independent advisory group has warned, as it urged the government to rethink its attitudes to environmental wellbeing.

27.01.2015 15:47