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French aim to beat the blues with #belleschoses hashtag

Taking on the terrorists the 21st century way, on Twitter. France revolts against bad times by inviting people to post beautiful things on social media.

Taking on the terrorists the 21st century way, on Twitter. France revolts against bad times by inviting people to post beautiful things on social media.

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April the giraffe, mother and internet star

After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday (April 15), delighting hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York

After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday (April 15), delighting hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York

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German President Steinmeier favours ending Internet anonymity

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

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Germany army launches new cyber command

2017 is election year in Germany, and hacker attacks like those alleged to have taken place during the US elections in 2016, are feared.

2017 is election year in Germany, and hacker attacks like those alleged to have taken place during the US elections in 2016, are feared.

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Twitter fights trolls, changes its default image setting

Twitter said it will abandon its egg-shaped default profile picture as users increasingly associate the avatar with abusive online behaviour.

Twitter said it will abandon its egg-shaped default profile picture as users increasingly associate the avatar with abusive online behaviour.

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Warning over suicide 'game'

'Blue Whale' suicide 'game' causes concern in Europe following a recent rise in cases

'Blue Whale' suicide 'game' causes concern in Europe following a recent rise in cases

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Google promises changes over advert row

Google promised better controls for its websites, particularly YouTube, after complaints companies' adverts have appeared next to hate-filled videos.

Google promised better controls for its websites, particularly YouTube, after complaints companies' adverts have appeared next to hate-filled videos.

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Suspect in German child murder cases confesses

The suspect had handed himself in on Thursday following a three-day manhunt triggered by the discovery of a young boy's body in a basement in Herne.

The suspect had handed himself in on Thursday following a three-day manhunt triggered by the discovery of a young boy's body in a basement in Herne.

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How you can fight Twitter's 357,000 'Star Wars bots'. And more

You might suspect that robots are taking over the world, you might know that they have already built up a huge powerbase on the internet. But you

You might suspect that robots are taking over the world, you might know that they have already built up a huge powerbase on the internet. But you

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Uber in London to appeal driver "literacy" ruling

London transport regulators want to force private drivers to prove the level of their reading and writing skills in English

London transport regulators want to force private drivers to prove the level of their reading and writing skills in English

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Turkeys encircling dead cat baffles internet

A bizarre video featuring a flock of turkeys walking almost ritualistically in a circle around a dead cat has raised a lot of questions since the video was posted online on Thursday (March…

A bizarre video featuring a flock of turkeys walking almost ritualistically in a circle around a dead cat has raised a lot of questions since the video was posted online on Thursday (March…

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Mobile privacy explained by kids

As we spend more and more of our lives using our mobile phones and they get connected to almost anything from houses to cars to fridges, privacy has become one of the main concerns raised at the Mobil

As we spend more and more of our lives using our mobile phones and they get connected to almost anything from houses to cars to fridges, privacy has become one of the main concerns raised at the Mobil

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Our 5G future - faster, more connected, but still years away

It does not even exist yet as a working system but 5G is this year's hot topic at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona.

It does not even exist yet as a working system but 5G is this year's hot topic at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona.

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Yahoo pays the price for massive data breaches in Verizon deal

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

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It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters!

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.

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EU portability means Netflix and travel

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

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Snapchat sets out its stall for huge shares sale

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.