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France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Paris - Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Berlin - German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".

Stop texting during mealtimes, pope tells youngsters

Vatican City - Pope Francis told youngsters Friday to get off their phones during family meals, warning that the death of face-to-face conversations can have dire consequences for society, even resulting in wars.

Cyber warriors see politics muddying security efforts

San Francisco - President Donald Trump has vowed to improve cyber attack defense, but security experts meeting this week say a fractious domestic and international political landscape could hamstring efforts to improve internet security.

Google has deleted over one million websites from search results

Google has reached a new milestone in its quest to remove unlawful websites from the Internet. It recently received its one millionth takedown request as the service continues to grow. Amongst the sites reported include NASA and The White House.

Metro map, video target Italian Valentine's Day violence

Rome - "If love hurts, now you know where to get off, even on St Valentine's day.

Protests to ‘pussy hats' — Trump resistance growing online

The revolution against Donald Trump is growing and much larger than most folks may realize, even though it's not being televised. But it is being tweeted, posted on Facebook and Instagram or showing up as a new website.

With fake news on rise, Czech unit targets Russia

Prague - A Czech unit fighting fake news ahead of elections has scored an early success -- debunking online footage that purported to show Muslim migrants attempting to rape a young girl.

Russia wages 'war' on internet by jailing users: rights group

Moscow - A prominent Russian rights advocacy group on Tuesday warned of a crackdown on internet users as courts impose harsh jail sentences for posts expressing political views.

Syrian refugee, hounded over Merkel selfie, sues Facebook

Deutschland - A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad, took Facebook to court on Monday for spreading defamatory fake news.

Denmark seeks harsher punishment for 'revenge porn'

Stockholm - Denmark presented Friday a series of measures to curb "revenge porn", the sharing of nude pictures or videos of people online without their consent, including raising the penalty from six months to two years in prison.

Op-Ed: Reddit bans alt-right dox factory subreddits

Sydney - Reddit has removed two alt-right subreddits which were publishing a lot of private information. This is doxing, and it’s legally very questionable, as well as unethical.

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

European roaming charges to end in June as EU inks deal

Brussels - European travellers will no longer have to pay roaming charges for using their mobile phones within the EU after the bloc reached a deal Wednesday that will take effect in June.

Op-Ed: Rogue POTUS staffers describe life in Trump's Oval Office

A Twitter account that claims to be run by a staffer or staffers in the Donald Trump White House has gone online, gaining 436,000 followers since being set up on January 26.

Freed Pakistani bloggers go abroad for safety: relatives

Islamabad - Two Pakistani bloggers who vanished earlier this month have left the country fearing for their safety, relatives told AFP on Monday, following a virulent media campaign painting them as blasphemers.
 

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