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Saga Zone: Social website for elderly shut down over 'racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic' comments

An online forum for elderly people has been shut down because of “racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic comments” – proving that you’re never too old to become an online troll.

Pre-emptive strikes will be launched under secret guidelines to protect computer systems

US draws up battle plan to stave off digital attack cyberstrikes

Pre-emptive strikes will be launched under secret guidelines to protect computer systems

Parents warned of online abuse

Parents must do more to protect their children from the growing number of paedophiles grooming victims purely for online sexual abuse, experts have warned.

A suspect used Twitter to stream police negotiations

Twitter passwords hacked on 250,000 accounts

Cyber-attack is the latest in a line of high-profile hackings

Last night saw the first episode of a new MTV show called Catfish

Meet Tinder – aka the 'shy Grindr'

Last night saw the first episode of a new MTV show called Catfish, which follows the travails of people who have fallen in love on Facebook, Twitter and other social media – but have never met. The name catfish is the term for one who inflates their social status or appropriates someone else's visage for the purpose of ensnaring an online mate.

Andrew Sullivan: His decision to seek reader subscriptions is a revolutionary concept in the blogosphere

Andrew Sullivan: Has this blogger just proved that a lone voice can make big money online?

He is changing the culture of the blogosphere by asking his readers to provide the funding. In the first 24 hours, he had made $330,000

In a vindication for Google, Federal Trade Commission officials added that they didn't find enough evidence to support complaints that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results

Google does not skew search results, US antitrust regulators find

US anti-trust regulators have ended a long running investigation into Google without bringing any major charges against the search engine giant, a move that is likely to disappoint rivals.

New York specialist financial researchers Greencrest claim the microblogging site is already preparing to take the company public next year

Twitter could be worth £7bn if flotation were to go ahead

Twitter could value up to £7 billion if it goes public next year, according to a financial research firm.

Veteran political blogger Andrew Sullivan leaves Daily Beast to relaunch blog as subscription-based and ad free

Andrew Sullivan, the veteran political blogger is leaving the Daily Beast in order relaunch his blog as an independent subscription-based site.

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BBC shuts down Thorn Tree travel forum on Lonely Planet website over 'uncomfortable themes'

BBC strongly denied speculation discussions concerned paedophilia

Review of the media in 2012: Secrets from beyond the grave

'The public now finds itself feeling gullible and betrayed'

Instagram has come under fire from users who believe that the photo-sharing service may sell on their photos to third-party organisations

U-turn for Instagram as it scraps controversial changes

Online uproar forces photo-sharing service to backtrack on changes to privacy terms

Instagram faces backlash over plans to sell users' photos

Instagram is facing a backlash from its users after revealing it is to change its terms to allow the sale of people’s photographs to advertisers without telling them.

Ministers reject automatic web porn filter

Ministers have rejected calls for internet providers to be forced to automatically filter websites for online pornography.

Pope Benedict XVI: God's representative on Twitter sends first message

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was... 'Dear'

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