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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

>> Greenpeace has called on technology giants like Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook to power their data centres with renewable energy sources. Greenpeace estimates their data centres will use 1,963 billion kilowatt hours by 2020—more than the power currently consumed by France, Germany, Canada and Brazil combined.

>> The British police inspectorate has backed down after protests by social media activists over its choice of name for a website. It had un - veiled plans for a project called The name was being used by a project started in 2009 to allow crime victims to report feedback to police forces.

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