The Digest: Apple sued… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple sued over ‘shrinking’ gadget storage | BBC News

“Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of memory required by its flagship operating system. The legal complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads. The complaint alleges that it takes up so much space that far less than advertised is left for people to store their own data. Apple has yet to issue any official comment on the lawsuit.”

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg follows Oprah by founding book club | The Guardian

“Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to add a little more ‘book’ to Facebook. The Facebook founder and chief executive announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs and cultures.”

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Netflix VPN crackdown: Service ‘pressured’ into blocking international streamers from US version | The Independent

“Netflix has been accused of blocking subscribers who use tools such as VPNs to watch films and TV shows not permitted in their country. The video streaming giant is reportedly cracking down on users who circumvent geolocation restrictions after apparent pressure from movie studios which want full control over what people can watch where. Netflix has rejected the claims, insisting its VPN policies have not changed.”

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London college offers course in selfies | The Telegraph

“A central London college is offering its students the chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers. Starting in March, City Lit College in Covent Garden is offering a dedicated course in ‘The art of photographic self-portraiture’, or in layman’s terms – selfies.”

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Broadband porn filters enforced to all UK customers | Broadband Finder

“Four of the UK’s leading broadband providers are now making existing customers decide whether or not to activate porn filters. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have been pressured by the government to enforce adult content filters as part of their services. Some providers are even pausing web browsing to give customers the decision to activate the filters or not, before they can resume.”

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Stuart O’Connor