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Turkey PM defends new Internet curbs as way to stop 'cyber bullies'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vehemently rejected criticism of his country's tough new Internet curbs, saying the legislation was necessary to stop "cyber bullies running wild". "Nobody will be tapped. Nobody's (personal) data on the Internet will be stored. Nobody's freedom will be breached," Erdogan told his ruling party lawmakers in parliament. Turkey's parliament triggered a storm of protest at home and abroad last week after it approved restrictions to the Internet, with opponents saying they were an attempt by Erdogan to stifle dissent.

Indian police set up lab to monitor social media

Mumbai police have set up India's first "social media lab" to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites, sparking concerns about freedom of speech online. A specially-trained team of 20 police officers will staff the lab, which was launched over the weekend and will work around the clock to keep an eye on issues being publicly discussed and track matters relating to public order.
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