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Twitter is redesigning its follow and tweet buttons for the first time in years

After years of the familiar Twitter follow and tweet buttons scattered around the Web, the company is redesigning them to be flatter, attractive and work better.<p>The new icons remove the share count displayed next to the button and flatten its overall look. As part of the update Twitter will be …

European court adviser finds against US data sharing deal in Facebook case

A long-running legal battle between Facebook Ireland and Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, has resulted in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recommending that the passing of data between Facebook’s Irish and US headquarters is in breach of European data protection laws.<p>The case revolves …

First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Jeb Bush would try to kill net neutrality if elected president

We already know presidential hopeful Jeb Bush thinks that net neutrality rules are the "craziest ideas," but should he make it to the Oval Office he wants to take that disdain one step further. Once he's holed up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue he'll make moves to eliminate the regulations keeping the …

Egypt pardons al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed

The journalists were facing a retrial on the charge of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood but has been pardoned among 100 prisoners<p>Egypt has bowed to critics of its human rights record by handing down pardons to two journalists for Al-Jazeera and a string of activists jailed since the military coup two …

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