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Muslim Australian Donating $1 for Every Hate-Filled Tweet

An Australian Muslim woman has donated close to Aus$1,000 (U.S.$700) to charity after pledging to give one dollar every time she receives a hate-filled Tweet.

Susan Carland, who teaches at Monash University in Melbourne, tweeted on October 22 that she was donating to UNICEF for every nasty comment from trolls.

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Facebook Sets up Safety Check for Paris Friends

Facebook launched a check-in feature to let people know that friends in Paris were safe after a series of bombings and shootings in the French capital killed at least 120 people on Friday.

The "Paris Terror Attacks" safety check let people signal whether they were out of harm's way, then notified all those they know at the leading social network.

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Woman Held for Selling Naked Pictures of Underage Daughters Online

Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested a 41-year-old woman who for years sold naked images of her three underage daughters over the Internet.

Police began their investigation in September after her oldest daughter, aged 15, and her former partner filed a complaint at a police station in the southwestern province of Seville, police said in a statement.

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Tokyo Man Accused of Stealing Facebook Underwear Photos

A Tokyo man accused of accessing a woman's Facebook account and allegedly downloading pictures of her in her underwear has been arrested, police and reports said Tuesday.

In what is being reported as the first such arrest in Japan, Ryosuke Koga, 25, allegedly logged into the victim's Facebook account 17 times between January and March, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

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Nastiness Threatens Online Reader Comments

The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that.

In the face of rising vitriol -- attacks, bigotry and general nastiness -- news organizations are increasingly throwing in the towel on online comments.

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Britain Unveils Plan for New Internet Spying Laws

Britain's government published proposals for new Internet spying laws Wednesday including allowing partial access to a suspect's Internet browsing history that were condemned by privacy campaigners.

Home Secretary Theresa May hailed the draft legislation as a "world-leading oversight regime," but a leading rights group described the proposals as a "breath-taking attack" on Britain's online security.

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Central Bank Organizing Lebanon Second Annual International Startup Conference

The Central Bank of Lebanon (Banque du Liban / BDL) is organizing Lebanon’s second annual international startup conference – BDL Accelerate 2015 – on Thursday and Friday, the 10th and 11th of December 2015 at Forum de Beyrouth.

The theme, “Emerging Startup Ecosystems”, will gather entrepreneurs, investors, and support institutions from key emerging startup ecosystems across five continents. BDL Accelerate 2015 will host 3,000 attendees, 100 speakers, 100 exhibitors, and 100 startups from around the world, with two stages, two startup competitions, two workshop spaces, in a total conference space spanning 6,000 sqm.

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Tensions Rise over 'Airbnb Vote' in San Francisco

San Franciscans vote Tuesday on a measure to limit short-term housing rentals in what is seen as a referendum on surging startup Airbnb.

The vote is a key test of sentiment over a simmering housing crisis and on Airbnb in a city experiencing waves of investments in tech startups, pressuring an already tight real estate market.

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Britain to Unveil New Online Spying Laws

Britain's government gave the first details Sunday of contested plans to update Internet spying laws to keep pace with the digital age.

The proposed law comes as intelligence agencies and police grapple with monitoring terrorist activity online amid a debate sparked by Edward Snowden over government access to personal data online.

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Holograms Go Mainstream, with Future Full of Possibility

Concert promoters hoping to bring out legends such as Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and Elvis Presley used to face an obvious problem -- the singers are dead.

But with rapid advances in technology, those stars and many more are returning to life through holograms, the three-dimensional light projections that have opened new frontiers for the live music and other industries.

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