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Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church... - 0 views

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    "A Russian YouTuber could face five years in jail after he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church.

    Ruslan Sokolovsky was filmed catching Pokémon in the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg at the beginning of August, when the Pokémon Go hype was at its height."
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Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream | Leigh Alexan... - 0 views

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    "Imagine if it would have more of an impact for Palestine to be recognised as a sovereign country by Google than by the UN. It's a suggestion that's caught fire - a five-month-old online petition demanding Palestine be labeled and bordered in Google Maps has gained more than 250,000 signatures just over the past few days."
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Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Anyone who has driven a car through an unfamiliar place can attest to how easy it is to let GPS do all the work. That GPS can have a transformative effect on a society is undeniable. We have come to depend on a technology that, in theory, makes it impossible to get lost. But not only are we still getting lost, we may actually be losing a part of ourselves."
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Family of student killed in Paris attacks sues Facebook, Twitter and Google | Media | T... - 0 views

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    "The family of a California design student killed in November's terror attacks in Paris have sued Twitter Inc, Google and Facebook Inc, claiming the social media companies provide "material support" to the militant group Islamic State."
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Twitter takes on Facebook, Snapchat with improved photo tools | Gigaom - 0 views

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    "The new tools appear to allow Twitter users to share images with text overlays, stickers, and other modifications. Twitter's existing tools merely allow people to crop images or run them through filters that greatly change their appearance, whether it's by upping the contrast or making them look like old Polaroid shots."
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A Smile Detector and Other Apps You Need to Be Using | WIRED - 0 views

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    "RECHO DOES ONE very simple, little thing: It lets you leave a voice message tied to a location. When other people using the app hit those coordinates, Recho will tell them there's something to listen to. You can use the app to discover different "rechoes" around you, if you actively want to listen in on someone's location-aware thoughts. You can also share interesting soundbytes with your Recho followers. It's a little weird and novel, but ultimately a new way to think about digital exploring a place."
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WhatsApp offers lifeline for Syrian refugees on journey across Europe - 0 views

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    "Many hope to reach the economically stable countries in northern Europe, and use WhatsApp's messaging system as a virtual road map to help them navigate their journey. They stick to groups of their countrymen, connecting through friends of friends. Unlike some other ways of communicating, WhatsApp is free, and only requires that the user have access to the internet."
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Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k | Technology... - 0 views

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    "Kristoffer Koch invested 150 kroner ($26.60) in 5,000 bitcoins in 2009, after discovering them during the course of writing a thesis on encryption. He promptly forgot about them until widespread media coverage of the anonymous, decentralised, peer-to-peer digital currency in April 2013 jogged his memory.

    Bitcoins are stored in encrypted wallets secured with a private key, something Koch had forgotten."
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Is technology bad for us? | Eva Wiseman | Life and style | The Observer - 0 views

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    "So instead of switching off the internet, the conversation should be about how to change it. How to clarify what we're giving for what we take. And the responsibility should not be with young people, in their WiFi-reliant worlds - it should be with the massive corporations that profit from them. As with cigarette packets (their photos of messy lungs a stark reminder of the choice you're making), so should the internet be required to advertise its risks, to alert you to where your data is being held. Because this is not just somewhere we play. The internet is where we live."
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'Anonymous Korea' Attacks North Korean State Websites - 0 views

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    ""Anonymous Korea" claimed to take down several North Korean state websites Saturday, just hours after North Korea said it has entered into a "state of war" with South Korea.

    North Korea's main official state website was back up and running, as of 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday. But Mashable was still unable to access three of the five listed websites that Anonymous Korea claimed to have attacked. "
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