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Latest update : 2013-06-14

Google stops attempts to hack thousands of Iranian web users ahead of vote

Many Iranians who want to surf online have to use a VPN - a Virtual Private Network - via a connection abroad. Iran has had a cyber police force since 2011. Google says there have been attempts to hack into tens of thousands of its accounts in the country prior to Friday's presidential election. We also look at a TV quiz show host in Turkey who re-jigged his programme to satirise Erdogan. And at an unexpected media break-up: the Rupert Murdoch-Wendy Deng divorce.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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