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Laos cracks down on social media critics – AJE News

In a new strike on freedom of expression, Laos broadcasts a stark warning to social media users. Vientiane, Laos – With their heads hung low, three Laos nationals quietly apologise on state TV for betraying the country through anti-government Facebook posts, a striking parade of apparent confessions in the communist …

Here’s What Social Networks Know About You

A read through most online privacy policies is enough to make your stomach acid curdle. And social media companies have more access to personal data than most. Some collect information you expressly give them, like your credit card and telephone numbers. Others gather data based on how and where you …

The Bookless Library

I. THEY ARE, in their very different ways, monuments of American civilization. The first is a building: a grand, beautiful Beaux-Arts structure of marble and stone occupying two blocks’ worth of Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The second is a delicate concoction of metal, plastic, and glass, just four and …

iPad makes quiet debut in China | Apple – CNET News

An online reservation system allowed Apple to avoid the chaotic scenes associated with the company’s previous product launches in China. The iPad made a quiet debut in China on Friday, devoid of the chaotic scenes associated with previous Apple product launches in the fast-growing market. Orderly crowds outside Apple Stores …