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White House asks YouTube to review anti-Islam film for terms of use violations

The White House said Friday it had contacted video sharing website YouTube to ask for a review of an anti-Muslim movie that sparked riots and attacks on US diplomatic posts in the Arab World. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said that officials “reached out to YouTube to call the…

‘Anonymous’ retaliates after member arrested by FBI

WASHINGTON — The hacker group known as Anonymous on Thursday posted credit card numbers in retaliation for what it claimed was an FBI raid arresting one of its members. The group said Barrett Brown was arrested in an FBI raid while participating in an online chat Wednesday. Contacted by AFP,…

Reddit rises as Web’s best conversation hub

Reddit rises as Web's best conversation Near the end of August, President Obama’s campaign trail swung through a curious community. He stood before the digital crowds of Reddit.com and called out, “Hi, I’m Barack Obama, president of the United States. Ask me anything.” If this call for questions had rung…

German court favors Apple in Motorola patent case

A German court found Google-owned IT company Motorola guilty of infringing Apple patents on the design of smartphones and tablets, a court spokesman said on Thursday. The court ordered Motorola to pay a yet-to-be-specified fine and pull the infringing devices, which run on Google’s Android operating system, from the market.…

Nintendo announces next generation of Wii consoles

Nintendo on Thursday announced that its next-generation Wii U videogame consoles will hit the coveted US market on November 18 with a starting price of $300. The Japanese electronic games titan is counting on the Wii U to recapture the glory, and profits, seen after it opened play to masses…

Apple breaks its own iPhone 5 embargo

Apple’s attempts to keep details of its latest iPhone under wraps were temporarily blighted on Wednesday, after the technology giant published four articles about the “iPhone 5″ on its website hours before the official announcement. The articles – including an official press release, titled “Apple introduces iPhone 5″, and an…

Researchers find Facebook peer pressure gets out the vote

A single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said on Wednesday. The biggest-ever experiment into social networking confirms that peer pressure in cyberspace helps get out the vote in the real world, they…

Facebook vigilantes name alleged pedophiles in Northern Ireland

Online vigilantes are using Facebook to name alleged paedophiles in a County Derry town. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has confirmed it is monitoring a Facebook page that prints the names and addresses of alleged child abusers in Limavady. But the PSNI has resisted calls for the page…

Japanese robot being groomed to take Tokyo U. entrance exams

Japanese researchers are working on a robot they hope will be smart enough to ace entrance exams at the nation’s top university, which test everything from maths to foreign languages. The robot’s artificial brain would analyse a mash of words, numbers, and equations before spitting out the — hopefully —…

All eyes are on Apple as iPhone 5 debuts

The stage is set for Apple to unveil a new-generation iPhone on Wednesday as the culture-changing company once again lays claim to the heart of the Internet age lifestyle. The star of the Apple event in the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco is expected to be an “iPhone 5″…

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