Facebook to let nine news companies publish news to mobile feeds

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc tied up with nine news publishers to launch “Instant Articles” that will let them publish articles directly to the social network's mobile news feeds. Instant Articles will let stories load more than 10 times faster than standard mobile web articles and will include content from publishers such as the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, Facebook said in a blog post on its website

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India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape film

India has asked YouTube to remove all links to a controversial documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi after banning its broadcast, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. Leslee Udwin's “India's Daughter” features an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of four men sentenced to death for the rape and torture of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in December 2012. “We just forwarded the court order and asked them (YouTube) to comply,” an official at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told Reuters

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Revenge porn operator agrees to plea to criminal charges in Los Angeles

(Refiles story dated February 18, correcting first name of defendant to Hunter instead of Michael in second paragraph) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man who posted explicit photos of women on his so-called revenge porn website, some taken from hacked email accounts, has agreed to plead guilty in Los Angeles to hacking and identity theft charges, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The plea agreement between Hunter Moore, 28, and federal prosecutors comes nearly three years after BBC News called him “The net’s most hated man” and reported that he was known to post the full name and location of people whose naked photos he featured on his site. Revenge porn, which involves posting online photos of women or men without their consent, typically by jilted ex-lovers, has drawn the attention of lawmakers in several states who have approved legislation intended to stop the practice.

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Revenge porn operator agrees to plea to criminal charges in Los Angeles

(Refiles story dated February 18, correcting first name of defendant to Hunter instead of Michael in second paragraph) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man who posted explicit photos of women on his so-called revenge porn website, some taken from hacked email accounts, has agreed to plead guilty in Los Angeles to hacking and identity theft charges, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The plea agreement between Hunter Moore, 28, and federal prosecutors comes nearly three years after BBC News called him “The net’s most hated man” and reported that he was known to post the full name and location of people whose naked photos he featured on his site

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