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Cameron proposes social media ban

The British government has been criticized for raising the idea of censoring social media sites in the wake of the recent riots. Prime Minister David Cameron, with the support of the opposing Labour party, is demanding restrictions on sites that transmit messages pertaining to violence.

Spam King charged over Facebook breaches

Fake Facebook profile claims teacher a pedophile

A fake Facebook profile impersonating a Sydney primary school teacher is the subject of a police investigation

A fake Facebook profile impersonating a Sydney primary school teacher and accusing him of being a pedophile is the subject of a police investigation
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Facebook under fire for baby tag

Facebook has been criticized over its new addition - announcing a baby is on its way
Some believe that posting Expected: Child on Facebook cheapens the experience of becoming a parent
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Google "shocked" at success of Google+

After reporting a week ago that Google+ was already up to 10 million users, someone at the search engine has told Business Insider that Google is shocked — though pleasantly so — by that figure.
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Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Union, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook Inc. and Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google Inc. arrive for the internet session of the G8 summit on May 26, 2011 in Deauville, France. (Chris Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)

After reporting a week ago that Google+ was already up to 10 million users, someone at the search engine has told Business Insider that Google is shocked — though pleasantly so — by that figure.

Just like us outsiders, he said that doubters inside the company worried their co-workers were about to release yet another Buzz-like dud.

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Why is China really going after Facebook?

NEW YORK — And it's not good old-fashioned fear of a Facebook revolution, either.

Young Australians lonely but connected

Australian young people are highly connected by the internet but increasingly suffering from loneliness
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An Australian crowd at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival on June 18, 2011 in Laura, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian young people are highly connected by the internet but increasingly suffering from loneliness according to a new national survey.

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Florida teen bludgeoned parents to death, then threw a house party, police say (VIDEO)

The reason the 17-year-old killed his parents was unclear, but there were reports that it might have had something to do with the fact that they "wouldn't let him throw the party."

U.S. law enforcement uses Facebook searches as tool, without users' knowledge

There have been no challenges of any of the warrants on the grounds that they were a violation of a user's Fourth Amendment rights regarding unlawful search and seizure, but that may be because the users, as well as any friends with whom they are linked on Facebook and whose pages might have been examined as part of an investigation, weren't aware of the searches

Number of Chinese websites plummets due to internet controls

China has the world's biggest online population with 457 million internet users.
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