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Saudi Arabia has long been criticised regarding its women rights. In the Muslim country women cannot travel without the consent of their male ‘guardians’ and are now monitored by an electronic system at airports.

If a woman crosses the border a new system will automatically send a text message to the men in order to inform them that the woman is leaving or entering the country, even if the man is travelling with her. (more…)

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On Wednesday the popular community-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) will take its English-language site offline for 24 hours. The aim is to protest against two US anti-piracy legislation – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) – which are being debated by Congress. (more…)

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Residents of one of the poorest areas of Medellin, in Colombia, will no have access to a giant outdoor escalator divided in six sections and ascends nearly 384m. (photo, from 20min.ch)

Until now, in order to get home from the city centre, people living in the Comuna 13 district – one of the city’s poorest and most violent neighbourhoods – had to climb the equivalent of a 30-storey building, as the area clings to a steep hillside. (more…)

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Apple’s co-founder and former chief executive has died on Wednesday at the age of 56. (more…)

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Steve Jobs (photo, from lefigaro.fr) announced his resignation as chief executive of Apple Inc on Wednesday. He will be replaced by Tim Cook, chief operating officer. (more…)

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On Thursday US-based news website the Daily Beast, discovered that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against Google. (more…)

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A week ago security researchers claimed they had found a hidden file on Apple’s iPhones and 3G iPads (photo, from nexus404.com) containing a record of everywhere the users had been. Some users were able to extract the data and plot it on maps.

Through an online question and answer document, Apple denied that the devices owners’ movements had been secretly recorded. (more…)

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