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Last month in Argentina, Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas (CAPIF), the county’s music authority, issued a court order demanding 11 ISPs ban access to The Pirate Bay.

Op-Ed: Anonymity not as easy as Kickstarter flame-out Anonabox promised

The wireless router that promised complete online anonymity and airtight wireless security hit the Kickstarter world with a goal of $7,500 and ultimately brought in over half a million. All before spectacularly crashing and burning.

Op-Ed: NYer makes a video case against street harassment

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, a spotlight was turned on an organization called Hollaback! thanks to a two-and-a-half-minute video. The film was edited from 10 hours of footage of a woman walking around New York City.

YouTube mulling paid and ad-free subscription service

There can be nothing more annoying and frustrating than watching a YouTube video, while constantly being made to click off the advertisements.

Recap of latest viral videos, from dogs in costumes to Ed Sheeran

A dog and a cat making out, pugs in Halloween costumes, a little girl that wakes up and starts dancing to an Ed Sheeran song, and a man that trained his dog to bring him beer from the refrigerator--those are some of the latest viral videos online.

Graphic photo: Snake bite causes girl’s leg to shrivel, blacken

The photo below shows a 13-year-old Venezuelan girl whose leg became severely withered and blackened after she was bitten by a venomous snake. The extreme shriveling and blackening of her leg was due to severe necrosis from the effect of the snake venom.

Barcelona increasing number of public WiFi hotspots

Anyone visiting, or indeed living in, Barcelona who needs their online fix will be pleased to hear that the city will be expanding its WiFi service by adding hundreds more access points in public spaces and transport.

Topfinds: Shooting in Ottawa; new tractor beam invented

A brazen attack near Ottawa parliament kills solder Nathan Cirillo. Physicists invent a powerful new reversible tractor beam. What your face shape says about how aggressive you are. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Facebook announces Rooms app

Facebook looks to distance itself from its "real name" policy controversy with the announcement of a new message-board app where names don't matter — "Room."

Milwaukee dancing priests become Internet sensation

We've seen and heard the Italian nun who sings with a voice like Alicia Keys, now a viral video on the internet is trending, showing two US priests dancing before an audience from the Associated Press.

Photo Essay: 'Future Starts Here' new season premiere screening Special

On October 22, 2014 in New York, a reception and premiere screening was held for the new season of filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's original series "Future Starts Here." The new season is set to launch October 23, 2014 on AOL.

1 gigabit speeds on DSL possible by 2016

DSL (Digital subscriber line), one of the initial technologies that heralded the era of high-speed Internet to homes, is set to leap into the future, with Broadcom announcing a new technology that will allow speeds of 1 gigabit per second through DSL.

New research: Internet harassment — online abuse investigated

New research published today finds that 73 percent of internet users have witnessed online harassment and 40 percent have experienced it personally.

What's new? Apple releases new iOS 8.1

Apple released the new iOS 8 this past September along with its widely publicized release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Op-Ed: Opera browser struggles for market share

From time to time I look at statistics related to my blogs. Today I looked at browser percentage of page views on one of my blogs. Opera was over 40 percent. Over a longer period it runs at about one or two percent.

Op-Ed: Me-too journalism challenges credibility

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.

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