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U.S. right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

Marseille - A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

Op-Ed: Anonymity not as easy as Kickstarter flame-out Anonabox promised

The wireless router that promised complete online anonymity and airtight wireless security hit the Kickstarter world with a goal of $7,500 and ultimately brought in over half a million. All before spectacularly crashing and burning.

New York street harassment video goes viral

New York - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B.

Barcelona increasing number of public WiFi hotspots

Barcelona - Anyone visiting, or indeed living in, Barcelona who needs their online fix will be pleased to hear that the city will be expanding its WiFi service by adding hundreds more access points in public spaces and transport.

Anger mounts in Hungary over Internet tax

Budapest - A proposed Hungarian tax on Internet usage has sparked new accusations of an anti-democratic crackdown in the EU member as tens of thousands are expected to march against the measure Sunday.

Topfinds: Shooting in Ottawa; new tractor beam invented

A brazen attack near Ottawa parliament kills solder Nathan Cirillo. Physicists invent a powerful new reversible tractor beam. What your face shape says about how aggressive you are. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Brazilian president's alter ego chases votes online

Liberdade - Dishing out advice to Beyonce and chatting about reality TV, Dilma Rousseff's flippant online alter-ego is worlds apart from the actual Brazilian president's image as a stern task-master.But with 300,000 Twitter followers and almost 1.

Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city's government.

Photo Essay: 'Future Starts Here' new season premiere screening Special

New York - On October 22, 2014 in New York, a reception and premiere screening was held for the new season of filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's original series "Future Starts Here." The new season is set to launch October 23, 2014 on AOL.

1 gigabit speeds on DSL possible by 2016

Amsterdam - DSL (Digital subscriber line), one of the initial technologies that heralded the era of high-speed Internet to homes, is set to leap into the future, with Broadcom announcing a new technology that will allow speeds of 1 gigabit per second through DSL.

TopFinds: Earth's magnetic field flip; Tower of London sees red

Earth's magnetic field could flip within our lifetime — what does that mean? The Tower of London's moat gets filled with "poppies." Rob Ford's privacy was breached in Toronto. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: BBC vs Google over 'the right to be forgotten'

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google. This is a direct challenge to Google's controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.

Man with Google Glass had 'Internet addiction disorder'

Paris - A 31-year-old American was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said.

Iceland shuts down 'Islamic State' website

Reykjav - Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State and which showed the murder of hostages, the authority responsible for the country's Internet domain name ".is" said Monday.

Samsung accelerates Wi-Fi speeds

Samsung has announced that the company has developed Wi-Fi technology that can transmit data at speeds five times faster than any data services currently on the market.

TopFinds: Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize; appeal of micro-homes

A remarkable Nobel Peace Prize win for 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai. Micro-homes may be poised to become a new housing trend. A fisherman discovers a fish with human teeth. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

States and corporations grab for reins of the Internet

San Francisco - As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Jennifer Lawrence slams stolen nude photos as 'sex crime'

New York - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken publicly for the first time after naked pictures of her were hacked and posted online, angrily slamming the leak as a "sex crime.

TopFinds: Melting ice alters gravity; Norway best place to age

So much of Antarctica's ice has melted that Earth's gravity has shifted. Norway is named the best place in the world to grow old. A carjacker picks the wrong woman to try and steal from in a viral video. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Erdogan declares he is 'increasingly against Internet': CPJ

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, known for his suspicion of new technology, declared he was "increasingly against the Internet every day" as he defended curbs on online freedoms, a journalists' rights group who met with him said Friday.

Top court overturns law tightening Turkey's Internet controls

Istanbul - Turkey's top court on Thursday overturned parts of a law that granted the country's telecoms authority more powers to monitor online users and block websites.

Op-Ed: Adam Sandler Netflix deal may mean return of old studio contracts

Netflix Instant Streaming is a gold mine, with millions of subscribers paying monthly to stream a growing list of TV shows and movies. Recently, Netflix began releasing its own shows...and a new deal with comedian Adam Sandler shows it's ready for movies.

Russia to develop cyberspace 'security' without 'total control'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access to the worldwide Web.

New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google

Washington - A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.

How ads will be following you around the Web, thanks to Facebook

Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a new ad technology designed to show you ads outside of Facebook, based on what the social network knows about you.

PayPal officially allowing shops to accept Bitcoin

New York - As of today, PayPal is officially entering the world of all-digital money. The payment processing company will start accepting payments from customers that are using Bitcoin.

TopFinds: Inside an infamous Thai zoo; Cyclist cheats death twice

Inside the Thai zoo where a woman killed herself in a crocodile pond. A Russian cyclist is lucky after cheating death twice. A "ghost" is caught on camera in England. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
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Elizabeth Elfenbein, founder of Happy Fuel
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Jonathon Narducci's "Love Me" screens as part of 2014 Hot Docs festival.
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In this June, 2013 photo released by Google, Google's team at mission control monitors a balloon launch in Christchurch, New Zealand. Google is testing the balloons which sail in the stratosphere and beam the Internet to Earth
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Photo-coverage from mesh13, Canada's premier digital conference
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An internet comment thread.
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A packed Chinese Internet cafe
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Photo-coverage from mesh13, Canada's premier digital conference
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Manicure with IWNY hashtag
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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain addresses the audience at the October 22, 2014 premiere screening in NY at Neuehouse for the new season of "Future Starts Here" series on AOL.
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