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2018’s most exciting films, TV and music

The new year arrives with the prospect of greatness. The return of Wes Anderson, Roseanne and Jack White could make 2018 one to remember. Here are some of the most anticipated movies, TV shows and albums planned for release this year. On the big screen… Lady Bird (16 February) If …

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Iranian web crackdown drives surge in privacy technology

The use of counter-censorship technology is increasing in Iran after the authorities blocked access to popular communications services. Photo-sharing app Instagram and encrypted messaging app Telegram have been blocked in the country despite president Hassan Rouhani claiming he would allow “space for legal criticism” as demonstrations against the clerical regime …

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Emma Stone and Natalie Portman back anti-harassment campaign

Emma Stone and Natalie Portman are among hundreds of leading Hollywood women backing a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment. Time’s Up aims to address “the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential”. “From movie sets to farm fields to …

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