Twitter accused of supporting Isis

San Francisco judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting Isis The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed Twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing Isis to sign up for and use Twitter accounts A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.…

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Athletes disappointed to find Pokmon Go inaccessible at Rio Olympics

Pokmon Go – Some rumors indicate hit mobile game could be released in Brazil in time for the Games So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no Pokmon Go? Thats an outrage! If there were ever a more first world problem for the Zika-plagued, water-polluted…

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Blockchain: the answer to life

Blockchain: the answer to life, the universe and everything? Bitcoin hasnt lived up to the salvation rhetoric, but the digital engine behind the currency may be about to change the world Have you heard the good news? The blockchain is here and its going to save everything. If you arent tied to the tech community,…

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Cryptocurrency Bitcoins Fate Hinges

Cryptocurrency – After 4,400% Surge, Bitcoins Fate Hinges on Huge Chinese Miners     Wu Jihan still remembers the exhilaration he felt after learning about bitcoin in 2011. QuickTake Bitcoin and the Blockchain A self-described computer geek fresh out of Chinas top university, Wu soaked up everything he could about the digital currencys mysterious founder…

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Search engines’ role in radicalisation

Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study Nearly 500,000 online searches a month return Islamist material, says report that advocates multilateral approach to removing extremist sites Search engines’ role in radicalisation More than 484,000 Google keyword searches a month from around the world, including at least 54,000 searches in the UK, return…

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Twitter pegging revenue

Twitter pegging revenue hopes on $10bn live video market Shares plunge 10% as revenue falls short of analysts estimates amid modest gain of 3 million users Twitter is battling for a share of the internets booming video advertising budgets, its executives said on Friday, as the company reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since…

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Twitter for dummies

Twitter for dummies: a guide to the social network that still confuses us Twitter has launched a new ad campaign after discovering that many people still dont understand it. Thankfully, the Guardians guide explains it all Although Twitter for dummies has been part of the cultural and political discourse for years, a vast percentage of…

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Pokmon woe gone mad

Pokmon woe: player drives into police car while another is robbed Elsewhere, a Pokmon woe trainer gets stuck in a tree as officers across the country struggle to handle continuing app-fuelled mishaps A woman trying to catch Pokmon woe got stuck in a cemetery tree in New Jersey, a Baltimore man drove into a police…

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Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out

Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out of crisis or add to its burden? With three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, Rio de Janeiro is desperate for an uplift and fearful of what will happen when the athletes leave As dusk falls over Copacabana beach, Ubira Santos, a 63-year-old sand sculptor, relaxes…

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey amid coup attempt Reports emerge during attempted military coup of people struggling to access social media in a country described as a bastion of internet censorship Turkey may be blocking or slowing access to social media networks amid an attempted military coup, although there are conflicting…

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