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Saudi blogger gets prison time, 1,000 lashes for web posts

Saudi blogger gets prison time, 1,000 lashes for web posts Thu, 08 May, 2014

A Saudi Arabia court has imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi for 10 years for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report. He was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000 ).
Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer prizes

Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer prizes Mon, 14 Apr, 2014

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. 
Toyota recalls 6.39 million vehicles worldwide

Toyota recalls 6.39 million vehicles worldwide Wed, 09 Apr, 2014

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles around the world due to five separate issues affectin 27 different models made by the Japanese manufacturer.
Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows XP

Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows XP Tue, 08 Apr, 2014

Microsoft has stopped all Windows XP support from today, April 8, meaning no additional support or updates will ever be provided again.
Turkish government lifts Twitter ban

Turkish government lifts Twitter ban Thu, 03 Apr, 2014

Turkey's government says it has lifted its ban on the social media network Twitter, a day after the country's top court said the ban violated free speech.
NSA had over 300 reports on Germany's Merkel, report says

NSA had over 300 reports on Germany's Merkel, report says Sun, 30 Mar, 2014

The US National Security Agency's vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported yesterday, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked

Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked Thu, 27 Mar, 2014

The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube on Thursday, after an audio recording was uploaded to the platform in which the foreign minister and senior military and intelligence officials could be heard discussing the security situation in Syria.
Obama proposes to end NSA phone record snooping

Obama proposes to end NSA phone record snooping Tue, 25 Mar, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA) but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official has said.
Turkey blocks access to Twitter website

Turkey blocks access to Twitter website Fri, 21 Mar, 2014

Turkey blocks access to Twitter. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to block Twitter because the site refuses to adhere to the government's request to block links.
US court orders removal of anti-Islam film from YouTube

US court orders removal of anti-Islam film from YouTube Thu, 27 Feb, 2014

A U.S. appeals court has ordered Google to remove an anti-Muslim film from its video-sharing website YouTube.
Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion Thu, 20 Feb, 2014

Facebook Inc. (FB), the world's largest social network, agreed to acquire mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, seeking to expand its reach among users on mobile devices.
Lebanon PM forms new cabinet after 10-month deadlock

Lebanon PM forms new cabinet after 10-month deadlock Sun, 16 Feb, 2014

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam has formed a national unity government, more than 10 months after he became prime minister.
Two biggest US cable companies to merge

Two biggest US cable companies to merge Thu, 13 Feb, 2014

The two biggest U.S. cable communications operators are merging.

Obama announces changes to NSA data-gathering programme

Obama announces changes to NSA data-gathering programme Fri, 17 Jan, 2014

President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected.
France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations

France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

French regulators have said they will sanction Google for failing to comply with the country's privacy laws, in a challenge to the sweeping overhaul the search company made to its data-handling practices last year.

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