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Venezuela state internet provider blocks volunteer aid page

Venezuela state internet provider blocks volunteer aid pageVenezuela’s state internet provider CANTV has blocked a webpage where volunteers sign up to answer National Assembly president Juan Guaido’s call to help bring in desperately needed humanitarian aid, the opposition said on Monday. Guaido says he wants one million volunteers by Saturday, the deadline day he has set to bring in the aid piling up at the border with Colombia and aiming to alleviate food and medicine shortages. Last week the opposition hit out at CANTV for redirecting the volunteers webpage to another almost identical looking site to prevent more people from signing up to self-declared acting president Guaido’s cause.



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'Total internet shutdown' in Zimbabwe: provider

'Total internet shutdown' in Zimbabwe: providerZimbabwe imposed a “total shutdown” of the internet on Friday, a major provider told customers, after protests early this week triggered a ruthless security crackdown. The internet had been partially restored after a first shutdown started on Tuesday. “We were served with another directive for total shutdown of the internet until further notice,” Econet, the country’s biggest provider, said in a text message on Friday.



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Internet rips into Jeff Bezos' divorce announcement calling it an 'Alexit'

Internet rips into Jeff Bezos' divorce announcement calling it an 'Alexit'Unless you’ve literally been hiding under an internet-less rock, it’s safe to



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New Zealand warns Google after internet giant breaches court order in Grace Millane murder case

New Zealand warns Google after internet giant breaches court order in Grace Millane murder caseNew Zealand warned Google to "take responsibility" for its news content on Wednesday, after the internet giant broke a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker. Jesse Kempson, 26, has been charged with the murder of Grace Millane, a 22-year-old from Essex who was last seen alive in Auckland on December 1. A week later, her body was found in the Waitakere Ranges 10 metres away from the road. The defendant's name is not allowed to be published in New Zealand. The judge refused  to grant a suppression order, but the media are not allowed to name him because the accused sought to appeal. But Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what’s trending in New Zealand?" service. Justice Minister Andrew Little said the breach was unacceptable and he had made his views known to Google executives at a meeting in parliament on Tuesday night. While Google has argued the breach was inadvertent and it was unaware of the court order when the automatically generated email went out, Mr Little said that was not good enough. Judge Evangelos Thomas granted the suspect interim name suppression this month pending appeal Credit: Getty "I put the ball back in their court," he told commercial radio on Wednesday. "If they choose to set up their algorithms and distribute news, they’ve got to take responsibility for that." Mr Little said he met two local Google executives, and a senior legal counsel from the company’s California headquarters joined them by video. He said they appeared genuinely concerned about the breach and assured him they were working to ensure it did not happen again, with another meeting scheduled for early 2019 to assess their progress. Mr Little conceded that controlling information on the internet and social media was challenging but said court orders were made for a reason and must be respected. "We can’t just stand back and say this is all too hard," he said. "The price of that (would be) we have to capitulate and concede what are very important rights that anyone going through the courts has." He said the case highlighted the potential need for an international agreement if Google "won’t do anything (or) can’t do anything" to resolve the issue. "They can expect us to talk to partner countries around the world who have a similar interest… about reaching an agreement to enforce each others’ orders in each others’ countries," he said. "That may well happen inevitably anyway because it’s not just Google, there are others as well and we have to protect the integrity of our court system."



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Internet Users Are Finding Creative Ways To Mess With Giuliani's Old Tweets

Internet Users Are Finding Creative Ways To Mess With Giuliani's Old TweetsOne day, Rudolph Giuliani will learn to add spaces when he writes sentences on



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Rudy Giuliani Goes Full Conspiracy Theory Because He Doesn't Understand The Internet

Rudy Giuliani Goes Full Conspiracy Theory Because He Doesn't Understand The InternetRudy Giuliani pushed out a conspiracy theory about Twitter on Tuesday because



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The Internet Was Happy to Help Reunite These Long-Lost Childhood BFFs

The Internet Was Happy to Help Reunite These Long-Lost Childhood BFFsI'm not crying, you're crying



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Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet ills

Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet illsFrance and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks, online censorship and hate speech. With the launch of a declaration entitled the ‘Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace’, French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to revive efforts to regulate cyberspace after the last round of United Nations negotiations failed in 2017. The Paris call was initially pushed for by tech companies but was redrafted by French officials to include work done by U.N. experts in recent years.



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Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoon

Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoonJack Ma was a cash-strapped Chinese entrepreneur and former English teacher when he convinced friends to give him $ 60,000 to start a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 1999. Almost two decades later, Alibaba is an internet juggernaut and Ma is among the world’s richest men, with a net worth of more than $ 40 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Alibaba Group includes Tmall.com for business-to-consumer transactions and Taobao, China’s most popular online consumer marketplace with hundreds of millions of products and services listed.



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George W. Bush Slipped a Piece of Candy to Michelle Obama at McCain's Funeral and the Internet is Glad

George W. Bush Slipped a Piece of Candy to Michelle Obama at McCain's Funeral and the Internet is GladPresident Bush is seen grabbing a mint from his wife Laura and then passing it to Mrs. Obama who replies "thank you" with a smile.



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