THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook can now be sued in a user’s home country

Facebook can be sued in a user’s home country if it tries to censor content, following a ruling by the High Court in Paris.

 

A French teacher took the social media giant to court after it suspended his account for posting an explicit 19th century painting, UK newspaper The Telegraph reports.

 

The man successfully argued his freedom of expression had been violated and he should have the right to take up the issue in a French court, rather than in the US where Facebook’s headquarters are based.

 

The French teacher is seeking around $28,000 in damages.

Aussie app developer gives promised charities the cold shoulder

An Aussie app developer who promised to give thousands of dollars to charity has been exposed for not handing the money over.

 

Fairfax reports Belle Gibson, the founder of The Whole Pantry, solicited donations from around 200,000 people and publicly said she would give away a quarter of her company’s profits.

 

In 2013 she claimed $300,000 had already been given to charity, however, an investigation by The Age has found no such contributions were ever made.

The internet is no longer ugly

Reckon the internet is a beautiful place?

 

It is in comparison to a decade ago, with web design improving dramatically since giants like Apple, Facebook and eBay first joined the web.

 

A designer from New York has compiled a graphic which compares nine famous websites with how they looked when they debuted.

Overnight

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 278.94 points, falling 1.54% overnight to 17,856.78. The Aussie dollar is currently trading at around 77.07 US cents.

 

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