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Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Published 14/08/2017

A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday. [more…]

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Published 14/08/2017

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. [more…]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Published 14/08/2017

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday. [more…]

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Published 11/08/2017

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. [more…]

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

Published 11/08/2017

Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. [more…]

Third Point takes 1.6 million share stake in BlackRock, 4.5 million in Alibaba

Third Point takes 1.6 million share stake in BlackRock, 4.5 million in Alibaba

Published 11/08/2017

Dan Loeb's Third Point took a 1.6 million-share stake in BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) and reinitiated a stake in Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) of 4.5 million shares during the second quarter ended June 30, according to regulatory filings late on Friday. [more…]

Facebook OKs local firm`s launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

Facebook OKs local firm`s launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

Published 11/08/2017

Facebook Inc, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans. [more…]

Cash-strapped SoundCloud gets new funds and top management

Cash-strapped SoundCloud gets new funds and top management

Published 11/08/2017

SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year. [more…]

Artist targets Twitter with offline hate tweets

Artist targets Twitter with offline hate tweets

Published 09/08/2017

A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands - by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company's Hamburg headquarters. [more…]

India`s Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library: source

India`s Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library: source

Published 07/08/2017

Indian movie production house Eros Group is in preliminary talks with Apple and other major content distributors to sell its entire content library of films and music, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. [more…]