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Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake Mon, 27 Apr, 2015

German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe.
India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir.
Sweden opens world's first remote air control tower

Sweden opens world's first remote air control tower Tue, 21 Apr, 2015

Sweden on Tuesday inaugurated the world's first remote air control tower at the northern Ornskoldsvik airport, air traffic authorities said.
Norway shutting down FM radio stations

Norway shutting down FM radio stations Mon, 20 Apr, 2015

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture plans to shut down FM in January 2017 and the government is confident of ensuring a smooth transition to digital radio. Norway had planned the FM shut down back in 2011.
EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services

EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services Wed, 15 Apr, 2015

EU accusations that Google is abusing its dominant position in web searching to favor its own sites over rivals' center on a controversy nearly as old as the Web itself: do shopping comparison sites help consumers to make better choices, or do they simply link to other sites they don't control?
US and Cuba re-establish direct telephone calls

US and Cuba re-establish direct telephone calls Thu, 12 Mar, 2015

The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.
First round-the-world solar flight takes off from UAE

First round-the-world solar flight takes off from UAE Mon, 09 Mar, 2015

Two pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on Monday, the mission's official website said.
Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of cellphones and avert their use for militant attacks after the Taliban massacre two months ago at a school in Peshawar.
Teenager with fake gun storms Dutch broadcaster

Teenager with fake gun storms Dutch broadcaster Fri, 30 Jan, 2015

A 19-year-old Dutchman with a pistol forced his way into the studios of the national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, officials said.
French newspaper 'Le Monde' says Twitter account hacked

French newspaper 'Le Monde' says Twitter account hacked Wed, 21 Jan, 2015

French newspaper "Le Monde" said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called the "Syrian Electronic Army", an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages Sat, 27 Dec, 2014

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for Internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation between them over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.
North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute Tue, 23 Dec, 2014

North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said.
Two dead as bombs hit Cairo telecommunications centre

Two dead as bombs hit Cairo telecommunications centre Sun, 29 Jun, 2014

Two bombings on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killed a teenager and her mother, officials said, the latest in a wave of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.
British tabloid ex-editor found guilty of phone hacking

British tabloid ex-editor found guilty of phone hacking Tue, 24 Jun, 2014

Former News of the World editor and ex-press secretary to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Andy Coulson was found guilty of plotting to hack phones.
Dutch forensic scientists discover how to date fingerprints

Dutch forensic scientists discover how to date fingerprints Thu, 05 Jun, 2014

Dutch forensic experts say they have discovered how to accurately date fingerprints, a breakthrough that could one day let police date crime scene prints from years ago.

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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