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Central African Republic bans texting during wave of violence

After activists try to organize a general strike through text messages, the country's telecommunications ministry deems SMS a security threat.

By Jun. 4, 2014

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#NotOneMore hashtag against gun violence goes viral

In the aftermath of the Santa Barbara shooting that left seven people dead, a campaign to halt gun use in the US gains momentum on social media.

By Jun. 3, 2014

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Video games may cause aggression based on difficulty, not violence

A study finds that video games may cause aggressive behaviour, but the trigger isn't violent content, it's frustration.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Is Venezuela blocking the Internet amid violence?

As lethal protests wrack the country, the government becomes more heavy-handed with censorship.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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Can smart guns slash gun violence? Silicon Valley says yes

Star investor Ron Conway is among those behind a series of $1 million challenges aimed at using technology to improve gun safety. The key? Find ways to make sure only guns' owners are able to fire them.

By Jan. 28, 2014

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Can Silicon Valley innovate its way to a gun violence solution?

Following the tragedy in Newtown, a group of entrepreneurs led by Ron Conway resolved to use technology to help stem gun violence. Their debut effort is an incentive challenge to create smarter, safer firearms.

By Dec. 12, 2013

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Saints Row 4 banned from Australia over 'sexual violence'

The Australian Government's Classification Board, which determines ratings on video games and decides if they can be sold in the country, lays down the ruling.

By Jun. 25, 2013

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Do video games cause violence? Feds want more research

The Centers for Disease Control is stepping up its efforts to research a possible link between fantasy video game violence and real-world violence.

By Jun. 5, 2013

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Facebook pulls pages depicting violence against women

After an activist campaign and advertiser boycott, the social network deems any content that glorifies rape or domestic violence as hate speech.

By May. 29, 2013

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Tech investors funding ideas to reduce gun violence

In concert with the Sandy Hook Promise Technology Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, the tech investor community is working to find and fund technology to reduce gun violence.

By Mar. 14, 2013