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Outgoing Twitter Worker Responsible for Trump Account Outage

A rogue Twitter employee managed to silence Donald Trump's favorite communications tool for 11 minutes, drawing mocking praise from critics of the U.S. president -- but also warnings it could set a dangerous precedent.

Visitors to @realDonaldTrump around 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Thursday were greeted with the message "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!"

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Experts: VPN Law Latest Step in Kremlin Online Crackdown

A law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March.

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Facebook Ads: Social Media Giant Announces New Transparency

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site.

Executives for the social media company said Friday they will verify political ad buyers in federal elections, requiring them to reveal correct names and locations. The site will also create new graphics where users can click on the ads and find out more about who's behind them.

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Self-Driving Bus to Shuttle Bavarian Townsfolk

German state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn unveiled its first-ever driverless bus Wednesday, saying the shuttle will bring passengers through a picturesque spa town to the train station.

The test route for the self-driving machine is in Bad Birnbach, set in the rolling hills of the southeastern state Bavaria not far from the Czech and Austrian borders.

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Malware Attack Hits 200 Russian, European Targets, Cyber Firm

A malware attack that hit a Ukrainian international airport and Russian media outlets had almost 200 other targets in those countries and other European states, an internet security firm said Wednesday.

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'Good Morning' Facebook Post Leads to Arrest of Palestinian

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them," police and a media report said Sunday.

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G7, Tech Giants Agree on Plan to Block Jihadist Content Online

G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

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Trump Team 'Dispels' EU Doubts on Data Protection Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has "dispelled" doubts over whether it will stand by a hard-won personal data protection accord with Europe struck during Barack Obama's presidency, the EU said Wednesday.

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Is Facial Recognition the Stuff of Sci-Fi? Not in China

From toilet-paper dispensers to fast-food restaurants, travel and crime-fighting, China is taking the lead in rolling out facial-recognition technology.

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Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence.

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