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Brenda Leyland dead: Death of 'Twitter troll' targeting Madeleine McCann's parents sharpens focus on cyber-abuse

Her unmasking on TV and her death has sparked fresh questions over 'trial-by-Twitter'

Technology is said to be shifting the dynamic between the catwalk and the high-street

London Fashion Week: How the internet has helped break the big name monopoly

London Fashion Week opens today but the power of big catwalk shows is being rapidly eroded by young designers exploiting fast-changing technology to sell their wares directly to a global customer base.

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Web dominatrix wins David and Goliath battle with regulators

A dominatrix whose website provides paid-for bondage and sadomasochistic content has won her David-and-Goliath battle against a quango’s attempts to regulate her site in the same way as ITV Player.

Fears rise that tablets won't save magazines as digital sales fall

Hopes that the tablet was the saviour of magazines have been undermined by official figures showing a fall-off in sales of digital editions of iconic publications including the fashion titles Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vogue.

Google makes another enemy: Mathias Döpfner writes an open letter to Google boss Eric Schmidt

It seems a long while since Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp was at war with Google and his minions were referring to the search engine as “parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the internet”.

Angelina Jolie begins legal action over Mail's 'heroin' video

Reports come days after website's row with George Clooney

The PR companies have promised to make clear to their clients the guidelines by which Wikipedia operates

International PR firms sign agreement to stop abusing Wikipedia

Some of the biggest PR companies in the world have signed a collective pledge to abide by the policies of Wikipedia after a “sock puppet” scandal in which spin doctors manipulated references to their clients on the site.

Time Warner may take big stake in edgy Vice Media

Time Warner could be set to buy a big stake in edgy news and media company Vice Media that would value the whole of Vice at more than $2 billion.

The NLA is only seeking to licence those who are making commercial use of newspaper content

PR v newspapers: European court to rule on test case which has implications for the future of the Internet

A European Court will tomorrow issue a landmark judgment that could have major implications for the public’s future use of the Internet as it decides a bitter five-year dispute between the press and the public relations industry.

Matt Drudge, the founder of Drudge Report, who has mysteriously deleted every single tweet he has ever posted - except one

Drudge Report founder and right-wing commentator Matt Drudge mystifies readers by deleting all of his tweets – except one

Cryptic remaining message posted late on Saturday laments ‘manic Digital Age’

Danger zone: rebel fighters run past a journalist in Aleppo, where being captured is the nightmare of all those reporting on the war

65 journalists have been killed in Syria since the war began - so how do reporters stop themselves from becoming the story?

There's never been a more dangerous time to be a reporter; and there's never been a more dangerous place to report from than Syria

Ain't that a kick in the head: a still from Jared Frank's money-spinning video

Train Kick Selfie Guy is set to scoop up to $250,000 thanks to his viral video - so how can you cash in on your candid moments?

Canadian Jared Frank could receive anything between $30,000 (£17,800) to $250,000 (£149,000) for his misfortune - and that's just his cut of advertising revenue from being viewed on YouTube

Should news on the web be free? Or are paywalls inevitable? London Press Club debate draws mixed views

A top panel from across the media spectrum – chaired by Andrew Neil – came together at the British Library last night to address what The Observer this week called “the big, nagging question that journalists obsess over”: Is paid-for news content the right strategy for commercial success?

Channel 4 has removed a video report about suspicions of police in Brixton from its website after it emerged that four of the people questioned were employees of a marketing company

Channel 4 takes down video report on police relations with Brixton residents over links to marketing company

Of five interviewees, only one did not have connections with marketing company Livity

Vice is specialising in short documentary films made in conflict zones

Vice to launch global 'Vice News Channel'

The youth-oriented media group Vice has announced the launch of a global Vice News Channel, with a network of 35 bureaux around the world.

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Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
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Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

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US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
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Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

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Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
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Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
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Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

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How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

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'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

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