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Online music videos to get age rating in UK

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Digital Music, Internet, music, YouTube Leave a Comment

In further proof that he has absolutely no understanding of how the internet works, UK prime minister David Cameron has announced that music videos on YouTube and other websites will be given age ratings from October to stop children seeing “graphic content”. Cameron said that new filters will replicate rules that exist offline for media…

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Top Tory MP's blog, Twitter and Facebook hacked

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Facebook, Tech Digest news, Twitter Leave a Comment

Hackers have yesterday wreaked havoc with the Facebook, Twitter and blog accounts of Therese Coffey, Conservative candidate for Suffolk Coastal. Explicit messages were sent from Coffey's accounts, with some grim remarks made about Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife….

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Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

Gerald Lynch Facebook, Facebook Applications, Tech Digest news, Web 2.0 5 Comments

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

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15 Must-Follow General Election Twitter feeds

Gerald Lynch Features, Internet, Round ups, Tech Digest news, Twitter, Web 2.0 1 Comment

If there is one thing other than "Bigotgate" that this General Election will be remembered for, it'll be the growing use of social media to share party policies and give voice to the nation's voters. From the #nickcleggsfault hashtag to…

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The General Election in 12 YouTube videos

Gerald Lynch Features, Internet, Media, Round ups, Tech Digest news, YouTube Video of the Day Leave a Comment

The 2010 General Election is almost upon us, and after months of long, hard campaigning up and down the streets of Britain, it's turned out to be pretty riveting, nail-biting stuff. A real three-horse race for the first time…

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Facebook and YouTube line-up digital election debates with Party leaders

Gerald Lynch Facebook, Internet, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

The leaders of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties will all be taking part in online debates in the run up to this year's general election. Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will answer questions asked by the…

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