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Technology 23 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

YouTube yanks Downfall parodies

b>NEW YORK/b>: Adolf Hitler, for years a vessel of frustration in a popular Internet parody, has been quieted. i>Downfall/i>, a German film released in 2004 about Hitler's last days, has been adopted for wildly popular YouTube clips that have spanned mock rants about topics as varied as playing Xbox videogames to Kanye West to Apple's new iPad.

Technology 05 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

New site lets unnamed peers judge you on Web

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bA new site called Unvarnished lets your peers say what they really think of you.

Technology 18 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facebook works to remove anti-gay hate speech

b>NEW YORK/b>: Facebook is working with a gay-advocacy group to reduce the amount of hate speech and bullying on the online social hub.

Technology 21 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Court orders Google to reveal YouTube user’s identity

b>NEW YORK/b>: A business consultant who wants to know who's been anonymously disparaging and fixating on her online has gotten a court to force Google to tell her.

Technology 21 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gay users applaud new Facebook status options

b>NEW YORK:/bJay Lassiter is no longer 'in a relationship.' Let's clarify that: Lassiter, a media adviser for political campaigns who lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is still with his partner of nearly eight years, Greg Lehmkuho.

Technology 20 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Govts must never block Web access

b>GENEVA:/bThe United Nation's (UN) independent expert on freedom of speech says governments that cut users' access to the Internet are violating a basic human right 'regardless of the justification provided.'

Technology 03 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

US police behind most requests for Twitter info

US law enforcement agencies account for the bulk of requests for Twitter users' private information.

Technology 19 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Twitter blocks neo-Nazi group’s messages in Germany

Twitter's move marked the first time it has implemented a new feature, called 'Country Withheld Content.'

TECH 26 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM

Two Swedish teens convicted for Instagram insults

The teenage girls were fined, and one was also sentenced to community service.

TECH 01 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM

Government requests for Twitter users' data on the rise

Twitter is under increasing pressure from governments around the world to release user's private information, with requests rising 40% in the first six months of the year, the microblogging company said Wednesday in its semi-annual transparency report.