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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.

Video: Unicycling as an extreme sport? Just watch

Unicycling probably is not the first, or even the last, thing that comes to mind when thinking about extreme sports, but a recent video proves the sport can not only be extreme, but death defying as well.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

Op-Ed: Internet Slowdown Day — Protecting Internet equality

More than 60 prominent websites and upwards of a million people will participate in today's Internet Slowdown Day to protest the FCC's rules change what would "slow down" the Internet.

Op-Ed: Signs of an SEO Scam

When you’re shopping for search engine optimization (SEO) services, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Op-Ed: Will Google choose to turn your volume down?

What's going on behind closed doors about the decisions being made for our Internet's future? Have we trusted the wrong people?

VIDEO: Watch as baby elephant plays, dances with ribbon

Visitors to an elephant nature park in Thailand were treated to an enthusiastic ribbon dance, but the star dancer was not a member of the staff, but instead, it was a pachyderm gymnast putting on the show.

Topfinds: Faroese perspective on whale hunts; RIP Joan Rivers

A Faroese perspective on the pilot whale hunt. Georgia dealerships take on Tesla. Joan Rivers passes away at 81. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

VIDEO: Vacationers frantically warn swimmers of approaching shark

Video taken off a hotel balcony in Destin, Florida, captures vacationers frantically trying to warn swimmers of a hammerhead head shark chasing its next meal.

Crowdfunding raises $93K for gay Georgia son disowned by family

Things didn't go so well when 20-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce came out to his Christian parents at their Georgia home last year.

Big tech firms to observe 'Go Slow' day as form of FCC protest

On September 10, if you're finding that Reddit is moving frustratingly slowly, don't panic — it's not your Internet connection. It's a protest of the FCC's potential changes to net neutrality laws.

Kaspersky Lab and Mensa team up to launch the Global Think Test Promoted

The Global Think Test, the worldwide brain training sensation, gives you the chance to test your mental might against scores of entrants and win great prizes.

Op-Ed: FBI moves on celebrity pics leaks — Cloud security farce exposed

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.

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