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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg teams up with Getty to kick the sexism out of stock images, with profits going to LeanIn.Org

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has teamed up with Getty Images as part of her work with to transform the library’s stock images and empower women and families.

Max Mosley's lawyers have previously said his case is 'not about censoring the internet' fight Rupert Murdoch

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party images

Judge says the widely-circulated pictures of a sadomasochistic orgy ‘seriously violate’ former Formula One chief’s privacy

The Independent website grew by 7.94 per cent to 29,894,151 unique monthly users

The Independent website records largest growth among newspaper websites

The Independent’s website enjoyed the largest growth among newspaper websites during December, according to official figures released today.

The offices of the Guardian newspaper in central London

Guardian website blocked in China after it ran a story on the wealth of its rulers' families

China has blocked the websites of The Guardian and other media organisations which published stories about the offshore holdings of relatives of the country’s leading figures.

Arianna Huffington is joining force with Nicolas Berggruen to launch 'The World Post'

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to launch 'World Post' news website

Tony Blair and global elite to feature on new digital platform

UK Porn trends: From 'Lisa Ann' to 'British', Pornhub reveals what we search for

Pornhub reveals the most popular porn search terms in Britain

Many had called on IAC to fire Justine Sacco after she sent the racist tweet shortly before boarding a flight to Africa

PR executive Justine Sacco apologises after losing job over racist Aids ‘joke’ provoked #HasJustineLandedYet Twitter storm

The now-former director of communications worked for IAC representing popular websites such as OKCupid, Vimeo, The Daily Beast and Tinder

Beyonce's new album is 'as billowing and bountiful as that legendary booty'

Weird web news: Beyonce's secret online album release

It is not often that a PR person is awake at 6.28am let alone sending emails, so it was clear there was something afoot on Friday morning when a “For Immediate Release” announcement from Purple PR pinged into my inbox.

Lufsig the wolf has become a symbol of protest in Hong Kong

Weird web news: Why cuddly wolf Lufsig is popular in Hong Kong

What sells in Ikea and has become a symbol of protest in Hong Kong? Meet Lufsig, the cuddly wolf who – since being thrown at the region’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying – has sold out in local branches of the Swedish furniture giant.

Weird web news: BOND is out of touch

And I quote: “BOND is a tiny touch module.

Andy Murray is tipped to win Sports Personality of the Year

Weird web news: Sports Personality of the Year favourite Andy Murray to duet with X Factor favourite Sam Bailey?

Tonight the winners of The X Factor and Sports Personality of the Year will be crowned.

Liz Hurley is selling her shows for charity

Weird web news: An auction for 'kids living on rubbish dumps'

In other auction news, we were alerted to one by perhaps the most un-self-aware tweet in history: “HELP KIDS LIVING ON RUBBISH DUMPS.

The baby list came from comic Rachel D'Apice, who writes a blog the ugly volvo

Weird web news: A 10-month-old baby’s Christmas wish list...

On Wednesday a blog post imagining what a 10-month-old baby’s Christmas wish list might look like went viral.

A new app designed to take the stress out of proposing

Weird web news: Three apps unlikely to take smartphone world by storm

A recent article in Business Insider contained advice for app developers from one Ryan Matzner of mobile app development firm Fueled.

John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
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The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together
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US pop diva Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, president of Turkmenistan
musicCorporate gigs become key source of musicians' income
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You've been framed: Henri Matisse's colourful cut-outs at Tate Modern
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While many films were released, few managed to match the success of James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall'
filmsDaniel Craig believed to be donning skis as 007 for first time
Mikel Arteta pictured during Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
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Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, which is hosting a Night for Scotland in Edinburgh
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Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams in the video of the song, which has been accused of justifying rape
music...and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
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The findings suggest that some of the genetic factors which influence birth size may play a part in influencing an infant’s mental development
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Steven Gerrard celebrates after his late winner
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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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