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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news.


(Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)




Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus today. (AP Photo)

#SYRIA: The possibility of Western military intervention in Syria escalated dramatically today.

#WORLD WAR II: Over 40 Auschwitz guards are to face German prosecutors for war crimes.

#ARRESTED: A JP Morgan trader wanted over a €4.6 billion fraud scandal was arrested today.


  • Will we ever want to have sex with robots? Good question. [BBC]
  • Facebook has to pay out $20 million for using users’ personal data in ads. [Mashable]
  • Here’s an assessment of the Ubuntu Edge smartphone crowdfunding project – and what didn’t work [Guardian]


The Guardian picks out 20 online talks that could change your life, on topics as broad as shame, body language, how to ask for things, and dealing with death. [The Guardian]

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