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Questions over African mining deal

Image copyrightPremieres lignesImage caption Katanga mine in the DR Congo One of the world’s largest firms loaned a businessman previously accused of corruption $45m and asked him to negotiate mining rights in a poor central African nation, the Paradise Papers reveal. Anglo-Swiss company Glencore made the loan available to Israeli …

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Paradise Papers: All you need to know

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParadise Papers: How to hide your cash offshore What are the Paradise Papers? The Paradise Papers are a huge leak of financial documents that throw light on the top end of the world of offshore finance. A number of stories are appearing …

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Tech Tent: Social giants get grilled

Stream or download the latest Tech Tent episode on the BBC website Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Follow Tech Tent on Twitter In the week that the term “fake news” was named word of the year by Collins dictionary, the Tech Tent podcast explores how Facebook, Google …

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‘Real growth’ in online child sex abuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmber Rudd: Tech firms have ‘moral duty’ to protect kids Tech companies need to do more to combat the “exponential” growth in child sexual exploitation online, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Ms Rudd said internet giants have a “moral duty” to …

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Sex trafficking bill gets tech backing

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The bill seeks to prosecute websites that encourage ads selling sex The internet’s most powerful companies say they will support new measures that seek to prevent online sex trafficking. The Internet Association, which counts Facebook, Google and Amazon among its members, had at first said the …

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Child sexting cases double in two years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTeenagers have been speaking about the ‘dangers’ of sexting Police investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown. Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage “sexting” offences in 2016-17, …

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Facebook pushes Messenger app

Image copyrightFacebookImage caption Android users logging on to Facebook via the web browser are reporting seeing this message. Facebook users on Android devices are being notified that they will no longer be able to access messages without the Messenger app. The function for members to read messages by accessing the …

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Rory Cellan-Jones

Image caption A virtual shower of money accompanies successful payments Facebook has chosen the UK as the first country outside the US to get its Messenger payments service. Later on Monday, local users will be able to send each other money in a message. The service was launched in the …

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Taliban app removed from Google store

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Taliban militia have been fighting in Afghanistan for many years. Alemarah, an app for Android phones created by Islamist fundamentalist group the Taliban, has been removed from Google’s Play Store. The content of the app, in the Pashto language, included official statements and videos from the …

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