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Is Facebook finally taking anonymity seriously?

Having some form of anonymity online offers many people a kind of freedom. Whether it's used for exposing corruption or just experimenting socially online it provides a way for the content (but not its author) to be seen.

NSA phone data control may come to end

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will call for stripping the National Security Agency's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans.

Seismic activity felt on Spanish volcanic island

Spain's National Geographical Institute says the Canary Island of El Hierro has been rocked by more than 50 tremors in 24 hours, two years after a new volcano began to appear off its southern coast.

13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers (Update)

Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.

Singapore PM's website hacked by Anonymous

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website was hacked Thursday by apparent members of activist group Anonymous after he vowed to hunt down anyone who attacks the city-state's technological network.

Latvia's ask.fm to 'mature' after teen suicide uproar

Caught in a storm over a British teenager's suicide, Latvia's huge social networking website ask.fm has pledged to make changes and "mature", though supporters say it's being made a scapegoat.

Israel to pay students to defend it online

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks—without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

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