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Facebook founder presses Indonesian leader on web access

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pressed Indonesia's incoming leader Monday to improve Internet access in the sprawling archipelago saying that his social media network and other sites can help boost the economy.

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Online voting not ready for worldwide roll-out: study

Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks, a study said.

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Twitter news chief steps down in latest executive departure

Vivian Schiller said she was stepping down as Twitter Inc's news head after nearly a year at the microblogging website, the latest executive exit from the company this year.

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Election apps bring smartphone democracy to Brazil

Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato? Or wished for that perfect candidate to come along and sweep you off your feet?

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London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

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Teen’s art to be on Google search page Malaysia Day

Sixteen-year-old Lee Yee Run’s patriotic Doodle 4 Google art with iconic Malaysian figures will be featured on the Google search page, this Malaysia Day.

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Uzbekistan tightens rules for bloggers

Uzbekistan on Friday approved a new law on what bloggers can post online, further tightening Internet restrictions in the tightly-controlled Central Asian republic.

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In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

'Open data' — the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses — isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

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Tech-savvy Indonesians monitor vote count in disputed poll

Tech-savvy Indonesians are acting as watchdogs following last week's disputed election, using social media and apps to ensure an honest count as both sides accuse the other of trying to rig the outcome.

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Tech moguls raise cash to fight Washington's 'big money problem'

A group of influential Internet moguls aim to fix what they refer to as the "big money problem" in Washington politics by, well, raising cash.