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Top ten Twitter fails of all time

As a Twitter executive accidentally leaks sensitive company information over the social networking site, we take a look back at some of the most spectacular Twitter gaffes<p>It has been a tumultuous few days in the Twittersphere.<p>First, Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry was <b>sacked over her “image</b> …

Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?

It may seem odd, but we already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.<p>These are boom times for driverless car research. Google, the major automakers, and government agencies both in the U.S. and abroad are spending millions of dollars to support the development of …

Unions Fear High Court's Ruling Opens Door To More Trouble

It wasn't the worst possible outcome for public sector unions. But that could still happen.<p>The Supreme Court stopped short in its Harris v. Quinn decision this week of eliminating unions' ability to collect compulsory dues from government workers who aren't union members but receive the same …

Lee Rigby murder: is it really Facebook's fault?

If we undermine one of the most basic principles of personal freedom, what sort of life is it that we will be protecting<p>I am no fan of <b>Facebook</b> or <b>social media</b> generally. If anything, they seem to me to be the very opposite of "social", but that's another story. This prejudice does not stop me …

Social Media

Why Cops In Britain And New Zealand Don't Carry Guns

You might assume this would lead to more officer fatalities, but that's not the case.<p>In Britain, this tradition stretches back to the 19th century. When the Metropolitan Police force was formed, people feared the military and wanted to avoid a police force that was oppressive, according to the …

Sony Sacrifice Marketshare For Smartphone Success

Sony’s Android smartphones and tablets have proven to be well-received by the critics, but sales are not backing up the reviews. With the Mobile Division’s lower than expected results dragging down Sony’s overall financial performance, the Japanese company is rethinking its approach to the …

New EU VAT rules threaten to kill UK micro firms

The EU's new VAT MOSS rule, which is due to come into force on January 1, will create a #VATMESS and strangle innovation, say the UK's small business owners<p>Small businesses trading online are up in arms about a new EU regulation, which states that from 1 January 2015, VAT on digital products will …

Human Geography

Netflix sues former VP, claims fraud and kickbacks in IT deals

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: thinkstock<p>A senior executive at Netflix awarded lucrative contracts to two IT service providers in return for 12-15 …