ISIS supporters send death threats to Twitter staff, co-founder Jack Dorsey

Kwame Opam March 2, 2015 09:48 am03.02.2015 19

In a post released on Sunday, ISIS supporters took aim at Twitter and the social network's co-founder Jack Dorsey for blocking their accounts online. Accompanying the post is a doctored image of Dorsey in...

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.” Alleged ISIS post

Twitter is surveying users about how much they get harassed online

Adi Robertson February 27, 2015 11:20 am02.27.2015 7

Twitter, as its CEO Dick Costolo has put it, sucks at dealing with harassment and trolls. It's been trying to get better — although its changes have sometimes misfired badly in the past. Right now, though,...

How would you describe the level of abuse you receive on YouTube?

PayPal stops payment delivery to Mega, citing 'business reasons'

Russell Brandom February 27, 2015 04:25 pm02.27.2015 17

PayPal has cut ties and ceased all payments to Mega, Kim Dotcom's encrypted storage startup. Mega announced the news in a blog post, blaming Visa and MasterCard for pressuring PayPal into dropping the...

"bleeding the Internet for profit"

Google reverses decision to ban adult content on Blogger

James Vincent February 27, 2015 04:37 am02.27.2015 23

Google has reversed its decision to ban sexually explicit content on Blogger, according to a post on the company's product forums by Social Product Support Manager Jessica Pelegio. Users of the blogging...

let your freak flag fly

This dress color war is the perfect way to end a wonderful day on the internet

Rich McCormick February 26, 2015 10:27 pm02.26.2015 221

Truth is subjective. One plus one equals three, the sky is green and the grass is blue, there are five lights.

The dress is white and gold.

The dress is black and blue.

The dress in question was posted...

color blind

Facebook adds new tools for suicide prevention

Micah Singleton February 26, 2015 09:47 am02.26.2015 18

Facebook has added new tools to assist users who express suicidal thoughts. In a blog post, Facebook announced it has worked with mental health organizations including the National Suicide Prevention...

The tools are US-only

Find the next Fifty Shades of Grey in Wattpad's erotic fan fiction app

Rich McCormick February 26, 2015 12:01 am02.26.2015 8

Fan fiction lets people get closer to their heroes. It lets them get close to celebrities, step into their worlds, imagine their lives intertwining with their idols'. And it also lets them have sex. Lots...

sex sells

The not-so-glamorous life of a robot operator

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Lenovo.com has been hacked, possibly by Lizard Squad

Russell Brandom February 25, 2015 04:07 pm02.25.2015 34

Lenovo.com has been hacked. Starting at 4PM ET, users visiting the site saw a slideshow of disaffected youths, set to the song "Breaking Free" from High School Musical. At 4:17, the site seemed to have...

Instagram account exposes congressman who blew public funds on private flights and concerts

Rich McCormick February 25, 2015 12:06 am02.25.2015 33

An Illinois congressman was found to have used taxpayer and campaign funds on private plane travel, concert tickets, and other lavish expenses after the Associated Press cross-referenced his Instagram...

schocking behavior

Microsoft opens up OneDrive storage for developers to integrate into apps

Tom Warren February 24, 2015 01:18 pm02.24.2015 36

Microsoft is opening up its cloud storage service, OneDrive, to developers today so they can start integrating it directly into applications. A new OneDrive API will include support for Windows, iOS,...

A new API means more apps with OneDrive features

Google-owned Blogger bans sexually explicit content

Rich McCormick February 24, 2015 01:38 am02.24.2015 42

Google-owned blogging platform Blogger will no longer allow its users to post sexually explicit content, the company confirmed today. In a statement sent via email to selected Blogger users, Google said it...

it's a cover-up

These tiny ASCII animations live in your browser's address bar

James Vincent February 23, 2015 10:26 am02.23.2015 21

These animations created by developer Glen Chiacchieri might be the cutest example of ASCII art we've ever seen. Each piece is composed of multiple frames that are actually uniques URLs — click on one and...

URL Flip Book
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