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The FBI is investigating the leaks of “intimate” pictures of celebrities. While this may be a more valuable exercise than it looks and expose Cloud security weaknesses, the level of priority has to be questioned.

Topfinds: A chat with Guillermo del Toro; Netflix rival emerges

Movie master Guillermo del Toro talks about 'The Strain' and the horror genre. Rogers and Shaw unveil Shomi, a rival to Netflix. A stunning video shows Israel's Iron Dome at work as it deflects 15 missiles. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

A U.S. academic has created a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images on the photo hosting service Flickr.

Using social media to track diseases like Ebola

A new report argues that algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

Goodbye to MSN Messenger

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October. This marks the final end to the once popular 15-year-old service.

Mark Zuckerberg makes a move to threaten Google's search business

Facebook is testing a tool that will allow users to search for posts using keywords. Bloomberg reports that some Facebook users on the mobile app have been given the option to search for old posts from their Facebook friends.

FilmOn launches 'Occupy TV for the 99 Percent'

The Occupy Movement, with help from FilmOn and other organizations, has launched "Occupy Television" which is a 24/7 online channel for the "99%."

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Op-Ed: Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is absolutely ridiculous

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become nothing more than another ridiculous Internet meme and has done very little to raise awareness about the disease.

Watch these cats run a 'Pizza Hut'

Detch, Dora, Tencho and Hime are cats. They were hired as the newest employees to work at a fictional Pizza Hut location in Japan.

Op-Ed: Benefits of using a personal VPN

In a time of increased cybercrimes, online security breaches, and censorship tools to ban access or rights to certain websites, simply browsing the internet has become a danger, and hassle, in and of itself.

Topfinds: Interview with Edmonton's mayor; man fights crocodile

An interview with Edmonton mayor Don Iveson, who wants to positively transform his city. A man takes on a crocodile in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Doctors remove a 38-year-old baby skeleton from a woman in India. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Video: Bush accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Clinton

If you spend any time on social media sites, you have undoubtedly seen a recent flood of videos showing friends, family members, celebrities, athletes and now former presidents getting doused with a bucket of ice water.

This 16-year-old has a genius way to make your email more secure

In the next two weeks, Abe Storey is aiming to launch his latest startup, an email product called Lock Up Mail. He's on a self-imposed time crunch, because after that, he's starting his junior year of high school.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Activism fuels Justin King Special

If you're reading a report on Digital Journal about Anonymous, wolf conservation or a little-known crisis in a faraway place, chances are you're reading something by Justin King, a Digital Journalist based in Destin, Florida.

Twitter to delete images of dead people at families' request

Twitter has announced it will remove photos and videos of critically injured or dead people if their relatives request such deletions.

Video: When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached new heights the past few weeks, with a slew of celebrities and normal people taking part. Naturally, however, there are some who didn't succeed at having a bucket of ice water poured over their heads.

Modi's MyGov portal invites Indians to participate in governance

The Indian government’s portal "MyGov" launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, invites Indians to participate and suggest ways to better the country, and also volunteer their skills.

Facebook to tag Daily Mash and Onion news feeds with 'satire'

A quick browse through our news feeds on the social networking site Facebook often reveals "news" stories of a bizarre nature. These stories, from publications like The Daily Mash and The Onion have upset some people.

Indian streaming service Saavn raises $4 million in funding

Indian music streaming service Saavn went through a second round of raising capital, and drew $4 million by Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital.

Surviving Migration: IntuitSolutions and best practices for life after ProStores Promoted

Two eBay e-commerce platforms are shutting down and almost 10,000 online merchants must migrate their stores. What are the next best options?

Facebook tests 'Satire' tag to help users spot fake news stories

Facebook representatives recently announced that they will be running a spoiler style "satire" tag on fake news stories from sites such as the Onion.

India set to get .bharat domains and vernacular domain names

India's 243 million strong Internet user base can begin using “.Bharat” domains and web addresses in six regional languages from August 21.

Op-Ed: Schmaltz overload as Facebook gratitude wave wanes

It was only a matter of time before a sugar-coated social media fad happened. Apparently, these things don’t last too long. The Facebook “gratitude” thing is still going, but at least people are finally beginning to question it.

Op-Ed: How the Internet has changed the world

Over the last decade, a massive paradigm shift has occurred with regards to the way we collect, analyze and distribute news and information.

TopFinds: Robin Williams dead; interview with a young Democrat

Beloved actor Robin Williams dies, age 63. An interview with the youngest ever Democratic candidate. An ESPN interview goes awry. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Malaysia teen's Facebook 'like' prompts sedition probe

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after "liking" a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

Web Junkie explores Internet habits and addiction

A documentary called Web Junkie opened to limited theatrical release in the U.S. on August 6, 2014. The film explores Internet usage habits, specifically among a group of teens in Beijing who are being treated in an unusual type of recovery facility.

BuzzFeed raises another $50 million to fund expansion

BuzzFeed wants to expand, and just raised the money it needs to do so thanks to venture capitol firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Russia tightens Wi-Fi laws, public denounces their actions

Russian government officials have begun enforcing a previously approved law which requires citizens to use ID when signing into public Wi-Fi. Citizens and journalists have responded by criticizing their actions.

Op-Ed: Paywalls for news sites are doomed by bloggers

It's a question as old as the Internet itself: How do website owners make money from a traditionally free medium? As sites like the Washington Post erect "paywalls" to force readers to subscribe, it is time to re-examine the controversial practice.

Microsoft drops support for outdated web browsers

From 12 January 2016 Microsoft has announced that it will only support the latest copy of Internet Explorer (IE) for the different versions of Windows.

Review: Allvoices web site tries to make itself forgettable Special

Even the founder of the citizen journalist site “Allvoices” appears to want to forget what had seemed, at least for awhile, as a noble attempt to empower the analog world.

Op-Ed: Ripping off freelancers — A $5 tale of a culture of risky crap

A current story by a guy called Sacha Greif about the very iffy, non-transparent curse of freelancers called Fiverr.com, offers an insight into the sweatshop conditions freelancers are regularly forced to endure.

TopFinds: Shark finning in Costa Rica; a 'Jurassic' wedding photo

Demand in China for shark fin soup is destroying shark populations in Costa Rica. An Insane Clown Posse tattoo leads to an amputated arm. Jeff Goldblum helps make a couple's wedding photo extra special. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Political blogger outs herself as paid troll for big telecom

Kristal High, the editor and co-founder of Political365.com, is probably regretting what she said during a recent interview where she admitted to being a paid consultant for a lobbying group that advocates for big telecom companies.

Op-Ed: Australia — Land of the media suppression order, but with reason

There’s a big stink in Australian media at the moment about a gag order which has prevented any reporting of an alleged corruption case. Nobody can report a thing about this case. It can't even be discussed.

Serious security vulnerability puts WordPress and Drupal at risk

WordPress and Drupal users should update their code now to seal a security hole. Users on an older framework could see their site shut down after hackers exploit holes in XML or other security vulnerabilities.

Russian criminals stole 1.2 billion user names, passwords

Hackers based in Russia reportedly stole information from more than 420,000 websites. They allegedly now have a collection of stolen info, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.

Avoiding the four major mistakes of video conferencing Promoted

Video has helped change the way we collaborate but if you're not careful, things can go wrong in a surprising number of ways. After hosting millions of video meetings no one knows this better than video conferencing company Blue Jeans Network.

VIDEO: Double amputee puppy newest GoPro star

A Vancouver Washington puppy refuses to let the double amputation of his hind legs get in his way of living life to the fullest.
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