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Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
WHY PRIVACY MATTERS
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, internet, society, safety, freedoms )

Monka
- 8 days ago - ted.com
Why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything you need to hide."
Anti-Social Network: Health Risks of Love-Hate Friends
Offbeat  (tags: technology, friendship, health, internet, Anti-social network )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.com
Around half of our acquaintances may be "frenemies" - and they could have a surprising impact on your psychology and physical well-being, says David Robson.
#YesAllWomen: NYC Actress Walks 10 Hrs to Study Street Harassment, Gets Over 100 Catcalls
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Internet, Sex, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 53 days ago - rt.com
A young woman silently walked around New York City for 10 hours, secretly videoing the catcalls, street harassment and creepy men she encountered. She experienced an instance of verbal harassment at least once every six minutes for nearly half the day.
Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 63 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
The Death of the Weekly Supermarket Shop
Offbeat  (tags: business, Internet, Shopping )

Ray
- 75 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"I tend to avoid the big stores as there's so much choice and they're very busy," says Gaynor Francis, a 37-year-old working mum of two. She does an online shop once a month, which she supplements with weekly top-up shops,
14 Facts That Prove Animals Are Winning
Offbeat  (tags: GREAT NEWS, education, activists, safety, internet, law, media, news, humans, interesting, GoodNews, rescued, conservation, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalcruelty, prevention, Body-Mind-Spirit, CoolStuff, environment, pictures, pets )

Kelly
- 166 days ago - peta.org
I looked at the page and it is so incredibly encouraging. Please keep and share with your friends and read when feeling, "WHY AM I DOING THIS ????" or "AM I EVEN DOING ANY GOOD" or "DO SIGNING PETITIONS EVEN WORK" lastly "DO TWEETSTORMS REALLY WORK".
Oxford Dictionaries: Demise of the Printed Editions?
Offbeat  (tags: Digital Age, Internet, Technology, Oxford English Dictionary, OUP )

Ray
- 183 days ago - bbc.co.uk
TV show Countdown has announced that its "Dictionary Corner" will use the online version of the Oxford Dictionary of English instead of the printed version. Does this spell the beginning of the end of the printed dictionary in the digital age?
KKK Plans to Employ US Troops in Training for Upcoming Race War (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Hate crimes, Internet, Meeting, Military, Rally, Religion, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 192 days ago - rt.com
The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group's recruitment drive is unclear.
Internet Cats You Should Know and Love
Offbeat  (tags: internet, cats, animals, culture, funny, humor, pets, pictures )

Lone
- 195 days ago - abc7.com
Don't say that you've never looked at cats on the Internet. Since you most likely have, these furry friends might look familiar to you. If not, it's time you were introduced. Check out these lovable feline Internet sensations right meow!
BBC BIAS IN ELECTION REPORTING
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, media, internet, news, politics, society, corruption, freedoms, government, politics, humans, research, government, politics, europe, interesting, freedoms, ethics, media, news, world, society, corruption, co )

Wendy
- 209 days ago - you.38degrees.org.uk
Dear BBC, we believe the BBC should URGENTLY establish processes that ensure that election reporting is fair, unbiased not sensationalist ensuring those processes are followed so that reporting fairly reflects the state of polling and voting in Britain
The Most Inventive Google Doodles - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, Google, internet )

Cher
- 243 days ago - theguardian.com
Google has adapted its logo for everything from Doctor Who's birthday to London's underground's 150th birthday, sometimes even involving animation. Here are some of the finest 'Doodles'
Teenager Uses Facebook to Save Romania's Stray Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: activists, world, women, violence, safety, sadness, society, murder, media, internet, interesting, GoodNews, ethics, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, dogs, rescued, protection, pets, endangered, celebrity, prevention, family, children, CoolStuff, goodnews, a )

Kelly
- 248 days ago - in.reuters.com
When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme. Credit: Reuters/Bogdan Cristel/Files
MEPs Vote to Scrap Mobile Roaming Fees in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Mobile, Phones, Internet, telecoms reforms, European Commission, EU )

Ray
- 260 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The cost of phone calls abroad has been gradually reduced by the EU, The European Parliament has voted to scrap the roaming fees charged for using a mobile phone while abroad.
US Blasts Europe's Plan for Anti-Snooping Network as 'Unfair Advantage'
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Europe, France, Germany, Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Merkel, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, Snowden, Social networks )

Ray
- 260 days ago - rt.com
US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent emails and phone calls from being swept up by the NSA, warning that such a move is a violation of trade laws.
 

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