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Spanish police fire rubber bullets in Barcelona: media

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish police fired rubber bullets in a Barcelona street on Sunday in disturbances over a banned Catalan independence referendum, according to people quoted by El Periodico newspaper. “Several people report that the police fired rubber bullets” at the intersection of two Barcelona streets, the newspaper said on its website. Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; editing by Adrian Croft ...

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Media: “More than an ordinary victory”

City fans are waking up on Sunday morning with their team back on top of the Premier League following a superb display at Stamford Bridge. Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant finish with twenty minutes to go was enough to see-off Champions Chelsea on their home turf as well as ...

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optimism fades as fears rise

WASHINGTON – Just a few years ago, Facebook and Twitter were hailed as tools for democracy activists, enabling movements like the Arab Spring to flourish. Today, the tables have turned as fears grow over how social media may have been manipulated to disrupt the US election, and over how authoritarian governments are using the networks to clamp down on ...

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to remove hate speech in 24 hours or face fines — Quartz

The German government’s controversial new law, which aims to crack down on hate speech on internet platforms, comes into force today (Oct 1). But while it seems like a progressive step towards combatting this issue, there are concerns that the move could lead to excessive censorship due to the level of fines social media platforms face. Passed earlier this summer, ...

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Social Media and Business: Drones have the potential to change the game | Southern Business Journal

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offered its first remote pilot certification course in November 2016. The course was designed to educate and certify remote pilots who operate unmanned aerial systems, otherwise known as UASs, or drones. Along with many other aspiring remote pilots, I attended this class. Among the attendees were seasoned hobbyists, employees of Southern Illinois Airport, and a crew ...

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Trump criticizes media, San Juan mayor in Puerto Rico tweets

AP BRANCHBURG, New Jersey, October 01, 2017 09:52 IST Updated: October 01, 2017 09:52 IST “; var device = “”; for ( var type in WFClientTypeDef) { if (window.matchMedia(WFClientTypeDef[type]).matches) { switch (type) { case “xlarge”: device = ‘desktop’; break; case “large”: device = ‘desktop’; break; case “medium”: device = ‘tab’; break; case “small”: device = ‘mobile’; break; } break; } ...

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One-third of Australians are dining out to brag on social media

More than two-thirds of Australians’ dining choices are now being guided by restaurants they have seen on social media with ‘Instagramable’ dishes. Research by online reservation platform OpenTable has revealed that Australians are increasingly turning to technology to help shape their dining experience. About 65 per cent of diners take photos of their food to share on social media, while 31 per cent of diners admitted ...

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Man was allegedly picking up girls on social media

Joseph Martinez, 28, was arrested Sept. 29, 2017 and faces six counts of sexual assault of a minor, one count of lewdness with a minor and one count of statutory sexual seduction. His bail was set at $75,000.(Photo: Provided by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office) Reno police arrested a man who faces several sexual assault-related charges after allegedly seeking out girls ...

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