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Web News: Online Outrage After Chinese Tourist Defaces Egyptian Temple

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May 27, 2013
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Today on the net: online outrage after a Chinese tourist defaces an Egyptian temple; crowdfunding initiatives in the US to help Oklahoma tornado victims; and a Californian hospital live tweeting brain surgery.


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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

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TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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Quadriga: Worldwide Web Free Internet in Danger?

Quadriga: Worldwide Web Free Internet in Danger?

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 6, 2012) — Up to now, the Internet has enabled millions of people to access information and express their opinion. Now, China and Russia are pushing for states to have a greater say over the World Wide Web at the UN telecom's conference in Dubai. Could this mean an end to the Internet as we know it? UN member states are set to review Internet regulations at the conference, which kicked off in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. User data has been administered by private organizations up to now. But Moscow has put forward a proposal saying member states should have equal rights to manage the Internet. Data protectionists and human rights campaigners fear greater curbs on cyber freedoms in authoritarian countries. And Europe is pressing for a new Internet tax to target the Web's largest content providers, including Google, Facebook and Apple. Under the proposals, the companies would have to pay a fee to send data along telecom operators' networks outside the US.
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