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Pakistan blocks Facebook, YouTube

Pakistan has blocked Facebook and YouTube in a growing row over images of the Prophet Muhammad. New York Times

Mixed reaction to Google's WebM video standard

Google's new multimedia codec WebM has won mixed reviews online, with some saying it's not as good as the existing competition. PC Pro

Europe outlines broadband plans

The EU wants half of households in its member states to have access to 30Mbps broadband by 2020. BBC

Symantec confirms VeriSign deal

Symantec has picked up the authentication side of Verisign for $1.28 billion. IT PRO