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In recent weeks the public has been bombarded with false reports carried as the lead stories on respected journalism venues. The claimed release of 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls was one.

TopFinds: Earth's magnetic field flip; Tower of London sees red

Earth's magnetic field could flip within our lifetime — what does that mean? The Tower of London's moat gets filled with "poppies." Rob Ford's privacy was breached in Toronto. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: BBC vs Google over 'the right to be forgotten'

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google. This is a direct challenge to Google's controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.

Facebook can tell you if your password was stolen

Facebook believes you shouldn't have to worry about hacked web passwords. It's there to protect you, it says. If if finds a hacked password, Facebook disables the password and notifies the account holder that this password is owned by hackers.

YouTube's biggest videos are under attack by malicious 'Sweet Orange' malware

YouTube videos are under attack. Ads shown on the video platform are the latest victims of malicious advertising, or malvertising, which redirect users to harmful sites.

Video: Extreme head lice infestation will make your flesh crawl

A video clip posted to YouTube shows a mother removing hundreds of lice from her child's hair by drawing a fine-toothed comb through it. Prepare for skin crawling sights as this could be the most extreme case of head lice infestation you’ve ever seen.

What the new GTLD roll out means

For the past decades, there have been only a handful of domain extensions, making it difficult to find a good web address since there were so few options. However, in the next few years we can expect over 1,300 new domain extensions added.

114-year-old woman forced to lie about her age to join Facebook

While social media is undoubtedly most popular with younger generations, Facebook also has an older presence — but some are actually too old for the website to handle.

VIDEO: 8-year-old boy has moves like Swayze

A video showing an eight-year-old boy doing his best Patrick Swayze imitation while watching the final scene of the movie Dirty Dancing has gone viral.

Video: Chinese woman stripped, beaten in 'concubine culture' war

Images showing a Chinese "adulteress" being stripped naked and beaten severely in public by an angry scorned wife and her friends are being shared online.

TopFinds: Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize; appeal of micro-homes

A remarkable Nobel Peace Prize win for 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai. Micro-homes may be poised to become a new housing trend. A fisherman discovers a fish with human teeth. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Obama says White House expects FCC to uphold net neutrality

At a town hall-type meeting Thursday in Southern California, Pres. Barack Obama said his administration “expects” the FCC to maintain net neutrality, and to prevent Internet service providers from offering multiple tiers of service.

Op-Ed: Porn at work — The industry that steals your brain?

Watching porn at work is global. Three percent of Americans admit watching porn at work, according to some figures. Nielsen says 29 percent watch it at least every week. The numbers never add up, but the problem is everywhere.

Teacher captures stunning photo of great white shark

Swiftly spreading across the Web is this photo of a hungry great white shark taken by New Jersey elementary school teacher Amanda Brewer. “I wasn’t even a little bit frightened,” she said in an interview.

Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

#SalvemosAExcalibur: Spain kills Ebola patient's dog Excalibur

Despite protests by animal rights groups, Spanish authorities have killed Excalibur, the mixed-breed dog belonging to the Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating two Spanish priests flown into the country from Liberia last month.

Watch pro biker Danny MacAskill do crazy stunts on 'The Ridge'

Pro stunt biker and compulsive thrill-seeker Danny MacAskill has released a new video showing him perform crazy stunts on a bike along treacherously narrow cliffside paths and on rocky outcrops of the Cuillin Ridgeline in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

TopFinds: Melting ice alters gravity; Norway best place to age

So much of Antarctica's ice has melted that Earth's gravity has shifted. Norway is named the best place in the world to grow old. A carjacker picks the wrong woman to try and steal from in a viral video. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Alan Becker releases long-anticipated Animator vs. Animation IV

In 2007, Alan Becker, 17, uploaded a video to YouTube that instantly went viral. Today, this fourth sequel to that stick-figure animation, at 13 minutes long, has already racked up 275,000 views mere hours after its release.

Op-Ed: Firedrive takes the complication out of the cloud

Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices."

Twitter invests $10 million in MIT social media lab

Twitter is giving every tweet on its network to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, as well as a $10 million investment, to create a hub to better learn how to understand and use social networks.

How ads will be following you around the Web, thanks to Facebook

Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a new ad technology designed to show you ads outside of Facebook, based on what the social network knows about you.

Yahoo kills oldest product after 20 years

Internet giant Yahoo, in the midst of shutting down a number of products and focusing on building up others, says the company axe will fall on its oldest service.

TopFinds: Inside an infamous Thai zoo; Cyclist cheats death twice

Inside the Thai zoo where a woman killed herself in a crocodile pond. A Russian cyclist is lucky after cheating death twice. A "ghost" is caught on camera in England. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: Social experiment to determine dating 'cruelty' is highly flawed

Making the rounds online is the result of an experiment by Simple Pickup, a male-drive dating site. An attractive man and woman were each given body adhesives and makeup to look fat when arriving for their Tinder dates to see how the opposite sex reacts.

Op-Ed: Google vs Murdoch — When giants disagree

A recent open letter from Rupert Murdoch to the European Commission accuses Google of being anti-competitive. That’s not good news for Google, which is currently under anti-trust investigation in the EU.

Op-Ed: Apple rushes new products to market too fast

Apple’s decision to finally match Samsung and others by producing mobile phones big enough to be easily used was off to a fast start, almost warp speed.

Why your Facebook friends are inviting you to join Ello

In the past few days, you might have noticed your Facebook community pushing you to join Ello, a new social network best known for being ad-free. But what else should you know about this hot new startup?

Op-Ed: 4Chan user naked Emma Watson pics threat hoax by media co morons

A user on 4Chan, a sorry excuse for a troll social site, has threatened to release nude pictures of Emma Watson after her recent feminist speeches. Watson, apparently, is one of many stars to be demeaned in this way.

Huntsville schools: NSA call led to monitoring students online

A call from the National Security Agency warning of a threat against faculty members allegedly prompted city school officials in Huntsville, Alabama to begin secretly monitoring students' online activity.

Berlin asks Google to reveal details of search algorithm

Berlin has asked Google to reveal details of the search algorithm that has helped it achieve its status as the world’s largest Internet search engine.

Op-Ed: Facebook becomes way to share loved ones final days Special

In life's final days, my childhood friend used Facebook to share the last moments she spent with her grandmother. Increasingly, we see Facebook being used as a memorial tribute for loved ones who pass.

TopFinds: The world's eyes on Scotland; 'The Prophet' stuns

The eyes of the world are on Scotland, who just recently voted "no" to independence from Britain. Khalil Gibran's classic 'The Prophet' comes to life. Shane Koyczan debuts a powerful new video-poem on cyberbullying. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

YouTube is paying millions to keep its biggest stars on the site

Google has announced that it will be spending money on some of YouTube's biggest stars to help them develop new show ideas. This comes as the site faces competition from Facebook over control of the most popular online personalities.

VIDEO: Helmet cam captures dramatic armed robbery attempt

The dramatic video of the attempted armed robbery of a tourist in Buenos Aires, Argentina is spreading across the Internet.

Netropolitan social network for rich people costs $9,000 to join

Having difficulty relating to the hoi polloi crowding social media networks like Facebook and Twitter? Got heaps of money, but not so much time, to burn? Then Netropolitan Club might just be for you.

Q &A with Evan Feinberg on FCC regulations and the Internet Special

Once you're online, you don't have to ask permission or pay tolls to broadband providers to reach others on the network. And if you have an innovative new website imagine having to get permission to do so.

Wikileaks releases FinFisher 'weaponized malware' customer list

The whistleblower website Wikileaks on Monday released portions of the FinFisher surveillance suite, along with a customer list which includes police in Australia and the Netherlands as well as security and intelligence agencies in 15 nations.

Study: Are habitual Facebook users easy marks for phishing scams?

Been a victim of countless social media scams or attacks? If so, chances are you are more than a casual Facebook user. According to a new study, habitual Facebook usage is making you an easy phishing target.

72,300 ancient manuscripts to be digitized in India

Several thousand manuscripts that are centuries old are set to be digitized and made available over the Internet in the public domain, thanks to an initiative by the state government of Tamil Nadu in India.

TopFinds: Solar storm coming Saturday, Garth Brooks flops

Expect a very cool solar storm to touch down on Saturday. How a cute caterpillar can be dangerous. Country star Garth Brooks' new song disappoints, our Music Editor writes. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

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