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Activist investor pushes for Yahoo-AOL merger

In an open letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the investment management firm Starboard makes its case for the oft-rumored pair-up.

By September 26, 2014

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Anonymous activist pleads guilty to threatening FBI agent

While several charges were dropped, former Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown pleads guilty to sharing stolen data and targeting a federal agent.

By April 29, 2014

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Activist group to debut barcode-scanning boycott Israel app

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is coming out with a smartphone app that can scan products to see if the manufacturer has ties to Israel.

By March 13, 2014

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In Syria, a detained Internet activist remains in limbo

Two years ago this week, authorities arrested a computer programmer, Bassel Khartabil, involved in protests against the Syrian government. There's still no word on when he'll be released.

By March 11, 2014

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Syrian activists' Facebook pages said to be shuttered

A handful of profiles and pages on the social network, which have been gathering places for Syrians to discuss their country's civil war, have mysteriously disappeared.

By May 22, 2013

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Yahoo's Mayer set to outline her plan as criticism mounts

Speaking at her company's investor conference call this week, Marissa Mayer will discuss her strategy for overcoming Yahoo's challenges.

By October 20, 2014

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UK government brands trolls 'baying cowards' ahead of stiff, new prison sentences

Planned new laws could put British Internet abusers behind bars for up to two years.

By October 20, 2014

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Activist 'Twitter Dress' tweets political messages

An Internet-connected frock that streams tweets gives young Swedes a voice at the annual bigwig political summit Almedalen Week.

By July 15, 2013

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Breast cancer activists win battle with Facebook over mastectomy photos

A Change.org petition pushes the social network to be more conscientious in how it handles images depicting breast cancer survivors.

By June 12, 2013

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Google activists try to sabotage Google Glass auction

A student wins in the Google #IfIHadGlass competition and tries to sell his glasses on eBay. He meets with opposition. He says he just wanted to pay off his student loans.

By April 20, 2013