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Microsoft details content removal requests


Microsoft has revealed for the first time how many requests it has had from members of the public wanting online content about them to be removed. During the first half of 2015, it received the most – 759 – from German citizens with the second-highest number of 559 coming from …

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The homepage of Facegloria is not dissimilar to that of Facebook.

A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content in any form is completely banned. The creators of Facegloria claim the site has attracted 100,000 members since its launch last month. There are 600 words which are forbidden on the site and …

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Apple Watch prices and apps revealed

China's Huawei was among firms to unveil new smartwatch models based on Google's Android Wear platform at the Mobile World Congress trade fair last week

The larger 42mm (1.7in) models of the Watch will cost about $50 more than than the 38mm (1.5in) versions in the lower-priced ranges. Apple also revealed that the devices are due to go on sale on 24 April. Rivals’ smartwatches have only seen limited sales to date. A press event …

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Facebook rant lands US man in UAE jail

The Facebook message was posted after a row over sick leave

Helicopter mechanic Ryan Pate wrote the Facebook post while in Florida after arguing with employer Global Aerospace Logistics (Gal) over sick leave. On returning to Abu Dhabi from Florida, he was arrested for breaking the country’s strict cyber-slander laws. His trial is due to start on 17 March and he …

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