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Hugo Barra mobbed by glow stick-wielding fans during Xiaomi debut

Former Android director of product management Hugo Barra had to be escorted to safety after being mobbed by the press at his chaotic debut at Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, according to a report today from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Barra, who announced his departure from Google last week, appeared at …

Overwhelming majority of web users have tried covering their digital tracks

Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey with 792 web users, and found that the urge for privacy is more common than it seems. A full 86 percent of respondents had covered their digital tracks in some way, whether it was with encryption software or simply by using a browser's incognito mode, …

Shell to negotiate over Nigeria oil spill compensation

Royal Dutch Shell faces claims exceeding £100m from local communities in Nigeria, ahead of talks to begin next week over two oil spills dating back to 2008.<p>Much of the oil that leaked into waterways around Bodo in the Niger Delta has yet to be cleared, amid disagreement over how the clean-up …

Port Harcourt

Twitter abuse victim condemns police handling of case

<b>A feminist campaigner bombarded with rape and death threats on Twitter has accused police of failing to show sensitivity to victims.</b><p>Caroline Criado-Perez, from north London, claimed that police lost evidence that she had sent to them.<p>After they advised her to sift through the abuse she had received …

Scotland Yard

The Pirate party and Coalition agree: internet censorship is not the answer

The Coalition was right to disown its own internet filter policy – censorship doesn't work, and its chilling impact has already been felt in Australia. We must resist it<p>Less than 48 hours out from the federal election, the Liberal party released an internet censorship policy remarkably similar to …

Censorship

Mayor To Gay Couples: 'I Want To Marry You In Minneapolis'

Weddings are big business, and the mayor of Minneapolis is targeting a lucrative new market, asking gay couples from across the Midwest to take advantage of Minnesota's month-old same-sex marriage law and hold nuptials in his city.<p>In an ad campaign he's calling "I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis," …