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  • YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

    (Reuters) - YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

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  • John Cantlie: plea for release of British Isis hostage five years after kidnap

    Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders says Cantlie is one of around 22 journalists and media workers still held Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders has called for renewed efforts to secure the release of British photojournalist John Cantlie held by the Islamic State group on the fifth anniversary of his kidnapping. Cantlie was taken near the Turkish border in northern Syria along with US journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Isis in 2014. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • The media should be free from intimidation, says advertising body

    The Advertising Association threw its weight behind the Mail and other titles targeted by the campaign, saying their editorial policies should ‘not be subject to intimidation’.

    Mail Online
  • YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

    (Reuters) - YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

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  • Peter Thiel may be looking to buy Gawker

    Venture capitalist Peter Thiel may be looking to buy online news site Gawker.com, BuzzFeed said on Wednesday. Thiel’s lawyers have objected to the currently ongoing sale process of Gawker.com, saying that he has been prohibited unreasonably from bidding for the website’s assets, the internet media company reported, citing a federal bankruptcy court filing. Thiel, who...

    New York Post
  • Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'

    Russia’s U.N. ambassador says the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria “is dead” but Moscow is ready to discuss “a new mechanism.”

    Washington Post
  • Trump Organization in buyout deal on struggling NYC tower: report

    (Reuters) - The Trump Organization has reached a deal that lets it walk away from a 46-story New York skyscraper with a hotel and condominiums that has had trouble attracting business, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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  • Couple featured on Gronkowski ‘erotica’ book lose lawsuit

    To football fans, he is the “Gronk.” To a couple unwittingly enmeshed in a less-than-literary work of fiction featuring him, it was an invasion of their privacy. To a panel of judges, it was a case dismissed. A federal appeals court this week turned away a lawsuit by an unnamed married couple who claimed their...

    New York Post
  • The NFL ratings slump is getting worse

    The TV audience for NFL games steepened its slide in week 11, losing a million viewers versus last year’s season-to-date average. The 6.3-percent slump — worsening from comparable declines between 5.6 and 5.7 percent during the previous three weeks — plagued a week whose off-the-field drama made gridiron tackling seem almost tame by comparison. Dallas...

    New York Post
  • Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.

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  • Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.

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  • Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.

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  • Netflix's original content could boost international subscriber base 50% by 2020: Analyst

    GBH Insights recommends Netflix shares citing optimism over the company's international subscriber growth.

    CNBC
  • Democratic FCC Commissioner sides with keeping net neutrality rules

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday threw her support behind 2015 net neutrality rules, arguing that a proposal by the FCC chairman to scrap them would hurt consumers, her office said on Wednesday.

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  • Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

    Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017. The...

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  • Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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  • Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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  • Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

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  • Ex-intern says Rose made her watch S&M movie scene

    Another woman has come forward to accuse disgraced TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment, saying he forced her to watch an explicit movie in his home, according to a report. Former intern Sarah Gordon told NBC News that she went to deliver mail to Rose’s apartment, where the creepy encounter took place in 2002....

    New York Post
  • Burnley nightclub in row with namesake Vogue magazine

    Venue owners claim fashion title has been pressuring them to change name Owners of Vogue nightclub in Burnley claim they are being forced to change the club’s name after being threatened with legal action by the international fashion magazine of the same name. Rebecca and Jason McQuoid said they disagreed with the challenge and originally tried to fight it but, in the end, managed to buy time to rebrand their business. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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  • Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

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