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Protesters in Iran clash with pro-government hardliners in the country’s largest demonstrations since 2009

Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. AP Iran was rocked by protests this week that pit protesters angry with the country's economic downturn against pro-government hardliners. The demonstrations began Thursday, when protesters took to the streets to criticize Iran's government and the skyrocketing prices of basic necessities.…

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Bitcoin is climbing on the last day of 2017

A chart showing the value of bitcoin on 31 December, 2017. Markets Insider A bitcoin was worth $13,324 at 12.30 p.m. (GMT) on New Year's Eve. It was up 4% on the previous 24 hours. A single Bitcoin has increased in value 13-fold since January 1. Bitcoin started the final day of 2017 with an…

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UK threatens to tax ‘ruthless profiteers’ Facebook and Google if they don’t do more to combat extremism

An illustration showing the logos of internet companies in front of an ISIS flag. Reuters The UKs security minister said tech firms must do more against extremism. Ben Wallace criticised companies who provide encrypted messaging. He also attacked "inaction" on removing terrorist content. Wallace suggested increased taxes to fund expensive counter-terror agencies. This could reportedly…

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The world’s biggest YouTube stars are seeing a massive slowdown

YouTube blogger Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, poses during a photocall for her debut novel "Girl Online" in London November 24, 2014REUTERS/Luke MacGregor YouTube millionaires like PewDiePie and Zoella are seeing a massive slowdown in subscriber growth and views, according to social stats analysed by Business Insider. YouTubers have seen years of growth as vlogging…

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