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Russians march against state internet crackdown

Moscow - Around 1,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to protest against the government's harsh legislative controls on the internet.

New White House communications boss deletes tweets Trump would not love

Washington - Donald Trump's new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president's own, saying they were a distraction.

Russia moves to ban tools used to surf outlawed websites

Moscow - Russia's parliament on Friday voted to outlaw web tools that allow internet users to sidestep official bans of certain websites, the nation's latest effort to tighten controls of online services.

Azerbaijan jails Russian-Israeli blogger for three years

Bakou - Azerbaijan on Thursday sentenced a Russian-Israeli travel blogger who wrote in support of Armenian separatists to three years in jail for visiting the disputed territory of Nagorny Karabakh.

Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video

Riyadh - Saudi police said Tuesday they were questioning a woman who appeared in an online video in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Indonesia restricts Telegram app over 'terrorism' content

Jakarta - Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its "terrorism" content, the government said.

Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

Sydney - Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.

Accidental internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

Mugadishu - Last month, a baby was born in the Somali capital Mogadishu with a terrible eye defect that requires treatment abroad.

App turns Mexican women's phones into panic buttons

Juarez - The Mexican city of Juarez has been dubbed "the capital of murdered women": since the 1990s, hundreds of women have been raped, killed and dumped in the desert, or simply disappeared without a trace.

Afghanistan enacts law to control cyberspace

Kabul - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has signed into law a cybercrime bill targeting online crime and militancy by groups such as the Taliban and Islamic State, officials said Monday, amid concerns it could limit free speech.

Should we be worried about the Internet of Cars?

Developments with autonomous cars have received considerable attention recently as the technology advances. This has led some to consider going beyond the self-driving car to discuss the ‘Internet of cars’.

Facebook building its own Houseparty clone to disrupt live video

Facebook is reportedly building its own live video chat app. It's an attempt to capture the attention of young audiences who often communicate in groups. The company is said to be planning a clone of popular group video app Houseparty called Bonfire.

Via social media, priest recounts horror of Central Africa violence

Libreville - "Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can't go out -- it's just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook.
 

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