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Journalists allowed to use Twitter in English courts

LONDON — Reporters can now use Twitter, text messages and email in courtrooms in England and Wales without needing to ask permission, the head of the judiciary said Wednesday. “Twitter as much as you like from today,” Lord Chief Justice Igor Judge told journalists as he handed down new guidelines…

Facebook adds suicide prevention tool

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is providing a new way for US or Canadian members of the leading online social network to summon help for friends who may be thinking of ending their lives. A tool rolled out by Facebook lets people report suicidal comments posted by friends, who will immediately…

Tech elites: U.S. online piracy bill mirrors Chinese, Iranian policies

An assembly of U.S. Internet elites, captains of the most successful online businesses, published an open letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to think long and hard before adopting bills that would force wide-reaching changes to the structure of the Web. The letter, which will run as an advertisement…

China frees cyber dissident after 8 years in jail

Chinese authorities have freed a former newspaper reporter and cyber dissident who was jailed for subversion in 2003, a human rights group said Wednesday. Huang Jinqiu was released from prison in October after serving eight years of a 12-year sentence, US-based Human Rights in Chinasaid in a statement. Huang, who worked as a journalist for…

Olympus meets filing deadline to avoid delisting

Scandal-hit Olympus on Wednesday filed its delayed earnings report to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, avoiding an automatic delisting that would have wiped out the value of the 92-year-old company. Shortly after the Tokyo bourse closed for the day, the company revealed it had lost 32.3 billion yen ($414 million) in the first half…

Alleged ‘Anonymous’ hacker arrested for attack on Gene Simmons website

A man accused of being part of the hacking group Anonymous was arrested on Tuesday on charges of attacking the website of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. Kevin George Poe, 24, was arrested in Connecticut and ordered to appear in court in Los Angeles, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles…

Microsoft co-founder unveils space travel plans

WASHINGTON — A giant airplane that can in mid-flight launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Tuesday. The first test flight of the ambitious venture by Allen’s new company Stratolaunch Systems is not…

U.S. panel seeks ban on all phone use while driving

WASHINGTON — The top US transportation safety body recommended Tuesday that all 50 US states impose a strict ban on the use of cellphones — both hand-held and hands-free — while driving. “No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life,” National Transportation Safety Board chief…

Group leading boycott of Muslim show hacked, threatened by ‘Anonymous’

A little known Christian group that’s been leading a boycott of a reality television show about American Muslims saw their website hacked and defaced last night by an unknown person claiming to be part of the hacker activist group “Anonymous.” The hacker said they had obtained all of the Florida…

Apple in talks to buy Anobit for $400-$500 million: report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to buy Israel’s Anobit, a maker of flash storage technology, for as much as $500 million, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Calcalist financial daily said Apple is in advanced negotiations to buy Anobit for $400 million to $500 million. Anobit has developed a chip…

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