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Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that  the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.

David Cameron arrives in Japan with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Row with Clegg over 'snooping Bill' mars Cameron's trip to Asia

Prime Minister vents anger at Lib Dem's public dissent and calls for 'patience' on detail of plans for secret courts

Coalition split on online monitoring

David Cameron will have to resolve a split in the Coalition over a "Big Brother" plan to allow monitoring of everyone's online activity.

We need online snooping, say police

Senior police officers have warned of a "gap in the armoury" if plans for greater internet surveillance are dropped following an outcry over a proposal to monitor the online activity of everyone in Britain.

Prime Minister David Cameron during a reception at 10 Downing Street yesterday. Former Labour minister Jack Straw said the Tories were prepared to evade rules stating that donors must be registered to vote in the UK

David Cameron defends surveillance plans

David Cameron has denied that Government proposals to monitor calls, emails, texts and website visits would be a "snoopers' charter".

Leading article: A dangerous erosion of individual liberty

In a democratic society, there is always a balance to be struck between citizens' safety and their right to privacy. Given the all-too-real threat of indiscriminate terrorist violence, the Government's latest plans to expand the state's powers to snoop on digital communications are understandable. But they tip the scales altogether too far.

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Police and MI5 to get widespread powers to spy on online messages

Police and intelligence officers are to be handed the power to monitor people's messages online in what has been described as an "attack on the privacy" of vast numbers of Britons.

Police and MI5 get power to watch you on the web

Police and intelligence officers are to be handed the power to monitor people's messages online in what has been described as an "attack on the privacy" of vast numbers of Britons.

Glaxo teams up for biotech fund

Britain's biggest pharmaceuticals maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson and the private equity house Index Ventures to launch a ground-breaking €150m (£125m) fund to discover new drugs.

Move the Box tops the chart for free iPhone apps

Snake slithers down the iPhone apps chart

A simple puzzle game remains at the top of the charts for free iPhone apps this week.

Both the old and young wait to buy bread in Al Qusayr, three miles from Homs

Rebel network fights to keep news flowing from front line

Smuggled satellite equipment, cameras poked through holes blasted in buildings by artillery fire and Skype conversations from laptops charged by petrol-powered generators: this is how Syrian activists are spreading the word about the bloody assault on Homs.

West End Girl, King's Head, Islington, London Chorzelski / Apekisheva, Wigmore Hall, London
Dream Hunter, Wilton's Music Hall, London

A cleverly updated version of Puccini's Wild West opera sees a lovelorn innocent fall prey to a feckless drug dealer

Ai Weiwei will once again work with design team Herzog and de Meuron on the project

Ai Weiwei defies China with Serpentine installation

Artist barred from communicating with outside world to design 2012 Pavilion – via Skype

Patrick Strudwick: Time to teach pupils how to fail better

Since WWII no other generation has had as little chance of finding success
England captain Andrew Strauss trudges from the field in Dubai yesterday after being given out in controversial fashion by the third umpire

Strauss's case puts DRS back on trial

England's travails were already significant when Andrew Strauss, their captain, was out yesterday. It was the worst possible start to their second innings and put the Umpire Decision Review System on trial again.

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