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Facebook, Twitter, Google quietly step up fight against terrorist propaganda

Facebook said it took down a profile that the company believed belonged to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband is accused of killing 14 people in a mass shooting that the FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism."

Saudi prince now owns 5% of Twitter

Alwaleed has increased its stake in Twitter over the last six weeks to 5.17%, making him the second biggest shareholder after former CEO and co-founder Evan Williams.

The announcement comes just days after Twitter (TWTRTech30)named Dorsey as its permanent CEO.

US stocks move higher; energy, GE, Twitter are among gainers

General Electric jumped 4 percent Monday after activist investor Nelson Pelts bought a stake in the company.

Twitter rose 5 percent after a long-running search for a full-time CEO concluded. Co-founder Jack Dorsey will have a second chance at leading the company.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 188 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,662 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

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Goroka set to host Highlands leg of Besta Cup

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The final leg of the annual Besta Football Association Cup will get going in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province from October 9-11 at the National Sports Institute.

Toropo: Student assault probe not over

Twitter might axe 140 character limit

The social media giant is currently mulling the introduction of a product that will end character restrictions that have become Twitter's trademark, according to Recode.

While Twitter is officially staying tight-lipped at the moment, unnamed officials told the website that interim Jack Dorsey sees the policy change as a way to freshen up the tech leader.

If enacted, the move would echo Twitter's decision to lift the 140-character restriction for private messaging in August.

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Facebook returns after suffering wide outages

Users in various locations were greeted with an error message at around 3pm ET/8pm BST that read: "Sorry, something went wrong."

The outages follow just four days after Facebook temporarily went down on Thursday, September 24.

Facebook has yet to offer any explanation or cause for Monday's service outage, although service appeared to have been restored by 4pm ET/9pm GMT.

The matter riled up users on social media, who wasted no time posting on Facebook's rival site Twitter.

Britney Spears could extend her Vegas residency into 2016

According to a cluster of pictures doing the rounds on Twitter, Live Nation has let it slip that Britney's planning a new run of shows from January 2 to April 22.

The singer's residency is officially scheduled to run until the end of the year, with Britney herself recently expressing doubt over whether she'll sign up for more shows.

"I haven't made up my mind," she admitted last month.

"I really love doing the show. It's a lot of fun, but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do."

Google introduces 'fun facts' feature

Type "fun facts" into Google and discover trivia about nicotine, Benjamin Franklin, Scotch whisky, sunburns, crayons, Mars and more.

It's a great way to discover interesting info, and it's pretty addictive too - don't say we didn't warn you!

Google also changes the text in the search bar to "I'm feeling curious" once you choose to "ask another question".

The cool little quirk works when you type "interesting facts" too.

Elsewhere, Google recently unveiled its new logo, which has a touch of Sesame Street about it.

The unsung hero of meetings at Twitter is Google Hangouts

Large companies have long had offices around the world, but cloud computing is making it easier than ever for those far-flung employees to work together. In a blog post on Friday, Twitter shared some details of how its employees work together from offices scattered across the globe, and how they rely on Google products to do it.

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Reaching the ultimate peak in tourism accommodation

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MOUNT WILHELM – Papua New Guinea’s highest peak – lies 4,509 metres above sea level and it is the point where three provinces, Simbu, Western Highlands and Madang literally meet in the skies above.

Symposium aims for health laws – Sirigoi