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Andrew Rossow talks 'The Guardian Project' reality docuseries Special

Internet attorney Andrew Rossow, Esq. chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "The Guardian Project," his new reality docuseries, which he is doing with actor Mark Pellegrino ("Supernatural" and "13 Reasons Why").

US Ice Bucket Challenge activist dies aged 37

Washington - An American man who helped drive the global phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge to tackle a deadly neurodegenerative disease has died at the age of 37, his team said Sunday.

Gabbie Hanna talks about 'Shut Me Up,' digital age, dream duets Special

Singer-songwriter and Internet sensation Gabbie Hanna chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Shut Me Up."

Twitter says flagged 300,000 'misleading' election tweets

Washington - Twitter labeled 300,000 tweets related to the US presidential election as "potentially misleading" in the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 percent of election-related posts, the company said Thursday.

Tripadvisor warning for Thai hotel that sued guest over bad review

Bangkok - Travel website Tripadvisor has slapped a warning on a Thai resort's listing, after it launched legal action against an American expat over a negative review, which briefly landed him in prison.

Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft

Paris - From ancient mosaics to world-famous canvasses -- the trafficking of cultural treasures has gathered pace during the coronavirus pandemic with criminals increasingly conducting the trade online.

Bolsonaro critic targeted by Brazil police cries foul

Rio De Janeiro - A leading critic of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the online influencer Felipe Neto, said Saturday he was the victim of a smear campaign after police sought to have him charged with corrupting minors.

#StopTheSteal, Trump supporters' viral offensive to discredit the election

New York - All it took was a Facebook page and a hashtag: As election tallies trickled in Donald Trump supporters were busy going viral, accelerating the unsubstantiated claim that Democrats were "stealing" the election under the rallying cry #StopTheSteal.

'Baby Shark' becomes most-watched YouTube video

Seoul - The wildly infectious and relentlessly repetitive children's song "Baby Shark" became the most-watched YouTube video on Monday, with more than seven billion plays.

All bark no byte? Unease over Irish performance as EU's lead data watchdog

Dublin - Two years after the EU launched its landmark GDPR data rights charter, there are signs Ireland is faltering in its outsized role as regulator of many of the most powerful digital giants.

Using ethical proxy servers can protect our personal data

For those concerned with government censorship, spyware, commercial organizations who seek to gather personal data, then the use of ethical proxy servers could present an advantage. Four key reasons are outlined.

US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

Washington - Capitol Hill clashed with Silicon Valley Wednesday over legal protections and censorship on social media during a fiery hearing a week before Election Day in which Twitter's Jack Dorsey acknowledged that platforms need to do more to "earn trust.

With new tools, Facebook aims to avoid election fiasco repeat

San Francisco - Facebook is leveraging its vast resources to help protect the 2020 election against the kind of massive manipulation and disinformation efforts that the platform failed to act on in 2016.

France to crack down on online posts after teacher's murder

Paris - France said on Friday it would crack down on social media posts that put people in danger by divulging their personal details, a week after the murder of a teacher targeted in an online campaign over Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

Berlin - Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data leak, German media reported.

Conspiracy-driven bluesman bombs in New Zealand election

Wellington - A New Zealand blues musician whose conspiracy-fuelled run for parliament prompted Facebook to remove his party's page has been emphatically rejected by voters in the country's general election.

Facebook shuts New Zealand party's page ahead of election

Wellington - Facebook shut down the page of conspiracy-embracing political party Advance New Zealand on Thursday just two days out from a general election, accusing it of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

Facebook shuts New Zealand party's page ahead of election

Wellington - Facebook shut down the page of conspiracy-embracing political party Advance New Zealand on Thursday just two days out from a general election, accusing it of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

Twitter suspends fake Black pro-Trump accounts

San Francisco - Twitter said Tuesday it had suspended several fake accounts purporting to be African Americans who support President Donald Trump and which had succeeded in garnering several thousand followers in just a few days.

Kiwi teen tops US chart after Jason Derulo, BTS remix viral TikTok tune

Auckland - A 17-year-old New Zealander whose TikTok anthem "Savage Love" has been viewed more than a billion times said Wednesday "it blows his mind" to have now topped the US Billboard singles chart.

Swiping right: Slim pickings for Pakistan's online daters

Islamabad - After endlessly swiping through pictureless profiles on dating apps, Muhammad Ali Shah still hasn't found the one -- or really anyone -- to get serious with in Pakistan.

Celebrities to lead TED global call to act on climate crisis

San Francisco - The Pope and Prince William will join activists, artists, celebrities and politicians on Saturday at a free streamed TED event aimed at unifying people to confront the climate crisis.

Twitter tightens rules to thwart election threats

San Francisco - Twitter said Friday it will take down calls for violence starting after polls close on US election day and slap warnings on premature victory claims to fight efforts to undermine the election.

Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

Google vs French media: Paris court to rule on talks

Paris - A Paris appeals court is to rule Thursday on whether France's competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction in ordering Google to negotiate with media groups in a dispute about digital copyright.

Brazil YouTuber Felipe Neto, thorn in Bolsonaro's side

Rio De Janeiro - Almost unwittingly, Felipe Neto has become a central figure in Brazil's raucous political discourse.

Google nears copyright deal with French newspapers

Paris - Google said on Wednesday it was close to a digital copyright deal with French newspapers, which would be the first under EU rules aimed at ensuring news publishers are paid for content displayed in search results.

Meet the Zoom Poets: How lockdown has connected artists globally Special

Before the COVID-19 lockdown, Cathy Carson had just a small local audience in Northern Ireland. The poet and monologist had performed at open mics and charity events for less than two years and had a few pieces published in anthologies.

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Manila - Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases.

'Kid influencers' regulated under new French law

Paris - When kids become YouTube or Instagram sensations, should they be considered child workers? And who looks after their money? The French parliament has attempted to answer those questions with a new law passed on Tuesday.
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