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People look at laptop computers in a cafe in Beijing on May 29, 2013

China pays 2 million to monitor Internet

China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people’s Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing’s vast online surveillance operation.

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The logo of the social networking website 'Twitter' displayed on a computer screen in London, September 11, 2013

In IPO, Twitter seeks to be 'anti-Facebook'

Twitter’s $1 billion stock offering suggests a cautious Wall Street debut by the popular messaging platform, careful to avoid the mistakes made by its larger counterpart Facebook last year, say analysts.

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Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers

Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers

Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.

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Twitter's brand marks are seen as of the speakers during their press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Februrary 20, 2013

As Twitter goes public, a look at other tech IPOs

Twitter, which on Thursday disclosed its plans to go public, is the latest US technology company to test the waters on Wall Street.

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A gallery assistant poses with Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait (December 1886-January 1887), during an exhibition preview in London on September 25, 2013

New app turns Van Gogh fans into art detectives

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum on Thursday launched a new app for tablets allowing users to turn “art detective” when looking at the Dutch master’s paintings.

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An employee works at the site of the online retailer Amazon on December 13, 2012 in Chalon-sur-Saone, France

French lawmakers vote to curb Amazon free deliveries

French lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that will prevent Amazon from offering free deliveries of discounted books.

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