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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.

Berlin asks Google to reveal details of search algorithm

Berlin has asked Google to reveal details of the search algorithm that has helped it achieve its status as the world’s largest Internet search engine.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

TopFinds: The world's eyes on Scotland; 'The Prophet' stuns

The eyes of the world are on Scotland, who just recently voted "no" to independence from Britain. Khalil Gibran's classic 'The Prophet' comes to life. Shane Koyczan debuts a powerful new video-poem on cyberbullying. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Kremlin to 'protect Russian cyberspace from unpredictable West'

Moscow - Russia is mulling measures to protect its cyberspace from the "unpredictable" West, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told AFP on Friday, as experts warned the Kremlin may be considering disconnecting the country from the global web.

Sears stores offer curbside pickup/returns to online shoppers

Hoffman Estates - Online shoppers picking up or returning items to brick-and-mortar Sears stores nationwide can take care of business without leaving their cars.

Q &A with Evan Feinberg on FCC regulations and the Internet Special

Once you're online, you don't have to ask permission or pay tolls to broadband providers to reach others on the network. And if you have an innovative new website imagine having to get permission to do so.

TopFinds: Solar storm coming Saturday, Garth Brooks flops

Expect a very cool solar storm to touch down on Saturday. How a cute caterpillar can be dangerous. Country star Garth Brooks' new song disappoints, our Music Editor writes. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
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