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Facebook Gets in Game with New Sports Hub

Facebook announced a drive Thursday to be a place for sports with a new online hub for news and sharing on sporting events.

The "Facebook Sports Stadium" will offer live updates of scores, posts from friends and commentators as well as information on where to watch games live.

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Apple Files with India Government to Open First Stores

Apple said Wednesday it has asked the Indian government for permission to open its first stores in the country, paving the way for its feted brands to join the fast-growing smartphone market.

While it has 31 stores in China alone and others in Japan and Hong Kong, the world's biggest technology company by market value has held off from opening its own stores in India. 

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Twitter Suffering Widespread Outage

Millions of Twitter users were blocked from their feeds on Tuesday as the social networking site went down for over an hour in at least several countries.

"Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution," the site said.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Bemoans Youth 'Wasting Time' Online

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people "wasting time" on computer games and social networking.

The veteran opposition politician, whose party will soon take power after winning landmark elections last November, made the comments in a letter to organisers of a literary festival at the  weekend in Yangon.

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George W. Bush Page Most Edited on Wikipedia

Former U.S. president George W. Bush may no longer be able to change the course of history -- but it has not stopped others trying for him.

To mark its 15th anniversary Friday, online encyclopedia Wikipedia released a ranking of its pages based on how many edits have been made by volunteers -- edits can mount at Wikipedia pages when people or subjects incite passion or rival perspectives.

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British Ad Watchdog Raps Buzzfeed for Misleading Readers

Britain's advertising watchdog ruled Wednesday that U.S. website Buzzfeed misled readers with an advertisement styled to look like a news story.

Such so-called "native" advertising, in which brands sponsor content designed by Buzzfeed to appeal to its young audience, is a specialty of the fast-growing digital media company, known for its viral news.

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Can Car Crashes Become Thing of Past?

Automakers are imagining a world where nobody dies in car accidents and they say it is closer than most people think.

While they maintain that the real solution to a crash-free world lies in self-driving cars, a host of high-tech safety features are making drivers safer -- and better -- in the meantime.

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Google Reveals Self-driving Car Slip-ups

Google on Tuesday said that while its self-driving cars have safely driven more than a million miles, there have been times when humans have had to take over to avoid crashing.  

System "anomalies" caused drivers to take the wheel 272 times in California test cars in the 14 months leading up to December, Google said in a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Governments Urged to Support Scrambling Digital Data

An open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governments to back tough encryption of digital data to keep people's information private.

The letter quickly gathered nearly 200 online signatures, including renowned computer security specialist Bruce Schneier and groups such as the Internet Association and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, after it was posted at the website securetheinternet.org.

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U.N. Experts Say Britain's Draft Internet Spying Law Threatens Key Rights

Britain's proposed new Internet spying laws could threaten key rights if passed unchanged, U.N. rights experts said Monday, calling for a "comprehensive review" of the draft legislation. 

The proposed measures, which were unveiled in November, would allow security agencies to access the Internet communication records of suspects and require web and phone companies to keep records of all activity for 12 months, among other measures. 

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