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UK watchdog agency bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers

Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint that church gives aid to ‘24 million’ saying figure unclear

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Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and South Park trailers banned

Comedy Central has fallen foul of the broadcasting regulator over trailers for Inside Amy Schumer and South Park featuring crude and explicit references.

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'Book of Mormon' ad with sweary Jon Stewart quote escapes UK advertising ban

Newspaper readers complained endorsement reading ‘so f**king good it makes me angry’ was offensive and unsuitable for children

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HBO executive defends sex and violence in Game of Thrones: I'm not the boob police

A top HBO executive has defended the often extreme scenes of sex, violence and rape in Game of Thrones, arguing that his job is not to police "how many breasts there are on a show".

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'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson accused of using anti-Asian slur during season finale

Somi Guha's lawyers complain to BBC that use of the word 'slope' is the kind of casual racism 'constantly brushed aside'

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New York Times to launch both discounted and high-end digital subscriptions

NYT Now gives a 'curtailed' selection of content for $8 a month as Times Premier targets opposite end of the market at $45

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Peter Capaldi announced as new star of 'Doctor Who'

Scottish actor best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It revealed as 12th actor to play the Time Lord

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Facebook to launch 'blacklist' of offensive pages

Social networking company to apply new measures from Monday following pressure from advertisers

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Amazon defends 'c*nt' product as 'light-hearted'

Amazon has sparked outrage by defending the use of the word "cunt" in a product image used by a retailer on its website, arguing that it was featured in a "light-hearted" way that was not likely to offend any particular group, such as women.

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'Game of Thrones' most pirated TV show of 2012

Sky Atlantic programme, produced by HBO, was downloaded 4.28m times in 2012, according to news website

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News Corp. to close iPad newspaper The Daily

Rupert Murdoch's online subscription venture was losing $30m a year and failed to win enough subscribers. 

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News Corp. publishing profits down by nearly half after phone-hacking scandal

Home to titles including the Times, Sun and Wall Street Journal hit by $67m charge relating to phone-hacking scandal. 

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Teenage girls 'send more than 220 texts a week'

Teenage girls are the UK's texting champions, sending more than 220 a week – a third more than boys – according to new research.

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Facebook estimates 83 million profiles are fake

Facebook has more than 83 million fake profiles, including millions created for users' pets and a large number of accounts the company deems "undesirable", it has admitted.

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UK 'three strikes' piracy legislation could go into effect in March 2014

Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government's anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom.

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