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Alleged gang rape of Chicago teen filmed on Facebook Live

Chicago - Police allege a missing 15-year-old Chicago girl was the victim of a gang sexual assault broadcast on Facebook Live. The video was reportedly viewed by 40 people, none of whom bothered to contact police. The girl has since been found.

How well do Internet filters protect teens online?

Oxford - Many parent stake comfort from the use of Internet filters as their children surf through web pages. Filters are designed to block access to sites questionable sites or from dubious strangers. But how well do these work? A new study raises concerns.

Trump: I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter'

Washington - President Donald Trump is defending his frequent -- and often incendiary -- use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press.

Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

Moscow - The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts.

Russia runs up cyber score against US with Yahoo, election hacks

Washington - US charges that Russia's FSB security service was behind the hacking of Yahoo underscored a worrisome run of successes in Moscow's cyber-efforts against its longtime rival.

Siri to blame for Toronto sports bar getting calls for escorts

Toronto - Users of Siri looking for escorts in Toronto are being directed to a downtown sports bar. One of the bar’s co-owners says the bar has nothing to do with prostitution and wondered why he was getting so many calls. Now he knows.

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Paris - Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, were defaced Wednesday by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland"."#NaziGermany. #NaziHolland.

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts 'spirit of fascism'

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday threatened to scrap a critical deal on halting the flow of migrants to the EU amid a spiralling war of words between Ankara and the bloc.

European media back plan for search engine payouts

Paris - European media groups voiced concern Tuesday that the European Union could ditch plans to force search engines like Google to pay them when their content is used.

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

Berlin - Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Moscow - Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

Congress tells Trump not to delete tweets

Washington - The House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House counsel warning President Trump deleting his tweets violates post-Watergate legislation requiring all official presidential correspondence to be retained and archived.

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

Rome - A fugitive Italian mobster who had been living in Mexico under a false identity was behind bars Saturday after being tracked down on Facebook, police said.

.africa joins the internet

Addis Ababa - In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

Pakistan threatens to block social media over 'blasphemy'

Islamabad - A Pakistani court has ordered the government to open an investigation into online "blasphemy", threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said Thursday.

Facebook users warned about sharing missing children posts

Kindersley - When missing children’s posts appear on Facebook, a lot of people share them hoping to increase the chances of the child being found. But an RCMP detachment pointed out sharing these posts may put children who are not really “missing" in danger.

Germany hunts man who bragged of child murder in online video

Berlin - German police launched a manhunt Tuesday for a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death and bragging about the murder in an online video.

Facebook case brought by Syrian refugee in Germany heads to verdict

W - A German court was due to rule Tuesday on a dispute between Facebook and a Syrian refugee whose post of a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled fake news linking him to terrorism.

New way of tracking users across different web browsers

Technologists have developed a new way of connecting user information across different web browsers. This is by utilizing operating system and hardware level factors. The success rate is over 99 percent.
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