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TopFinds: Dick Cheney's CIA admission; rock with 30,000 diamonds

Dick Cheney admits some of those the CIA tortured were innocent. A strange rock with 30,000 diamonds is discovered in Russia. An unfortunate photo of Bill Clinton goes viral. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: Will Facebook ever make a dislike button?

With Facebook revealing during the company's Q and A that they are currently developing new buttons, the question of whether Facebook will ever introduce the highly controversial and requested dislike button comes to the forefront.

Op-Ed: Hopefully bidding war on for the Interview

Delft - There were reports Thursday that at least one bidder was offering to buy Sony’s “The Interview” and put in online free. Otherwise, Islamic terrorists, already using social media, may use blocking movies as a new way to manipulate the West.

Hackers trick way into ICANN computers

San Francisco - The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.

Op-Ed: Release The Interview — A future without theaters

Pyongyang - North Korea was the last place for innovation but their threat against Sony could hasten the end of theaters as we know them.

James Franco, Seth Rogen cancel public appearances amid threats

New York - Stars of the upcoming comedy The Interview have canceled previously scheduled promotional appearances for the film amid threats of violence from cyber hackers.

Police raid Pirate Bay closing down Internet piracy site

Stockholm - Pirate Bay was allegedly the most popular place to download copyrighted material but it was taken off line last week after a police raid.

Mystery Twitter leaker of raids has Turkey guessing

Istanbul - He has access to top secret information, has been able to stay one step ahead of the authorities and is nearly always right.

TopFinds: Animals 'go to heaven'; scientists create life's spark

Pope Francis declares that all animals go to heaven. Scientists recreate the "first spark of life." An interview with Jimmy Smits on the end of 'Sons of Anarchy.' Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

New woes may put brakes on Uber, ride-share growth

Washington - Uber, the ride-sharing service and Silicon Valley superstar startup, has hit problems around the world which threaten to put the brakes on its spectacular growth.

'Numa Numa', the Internet's first viral video turns 10

"Numa Numa", probably the first viral video, debuted on the Internet 10 years ago, on December 6, 2004, before even YouTube was born.

Iran minister says all web surfers to be 'identified'

Tehran - Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.

TopFinds: Boy found behind 'false wall'; Blackberry's iPhone plan

A boy who was missing for four years was found behind a "false wall." A look at whether Blackberry's plan to swap iPhones for Passports is smart. A look at the controversial "most beautiful girl in the world," age nine. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Video of train 'mowing down bear' shocks Russians

Moscow - Russians reacted with shock Friday and prosecutors launched an inquiry after a YouTube video went viral showing a train apparently mowing down a bear on the tracks as the driver shouts "crush him!

U.S. lawmaker's aide to quit over Obama daughters rant

Washington - A communications director for a Republican lawmaker said she would resign after she posted a Facebook rant about U.S. President Barack Obama's daughters.

India sisters applauded for beating up alleged molesters on a bus

New Delhi - Two Indian sisters were showered with praise and cash on Monday after a video of them thrashing three alleged molesters on a moving bus was widely replayed.

U.S. lawmaker's aide draws ire over first daughter scolding

Washington - A U.S. lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger.

TopFinds: Pacquiao's weighty decision; stars go missing

Floyd Mayweather may be the reason Manny Pacquiao hasn't figured out his weight class preference. A group of stars is missing and scientists are baffled. An Ontario man is charged with assaulting women's feet. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

TopFinds: Defending Burnaby Mountain; Canadian lakes 'jellifying'

A first-hand account of the protests against Kinder Morgan at Burnaby Mountain. Industrial acid deposits are turning Canadian lakes into literal jelly. How magic mushrooms transform the brain. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Game on for Ukraine's video games makers despite conflict

Kiev - With empty pizza boxes and coffee cups littering the desks of bearded young programmers, Frogwares looks like any other successful video games company, even though this is not California, but Kiev.

Producer of fake 'Syrian hero boy' video apologises

Stockholm - The producer of a viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire apologised Sunday after the revelation it was fake drew fierce criticism.

'Syrian hero boy' video was hoax, filmmaker says

Stockholm - A viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire, watched online by millions of viewers, was faked by a Norwegian film crew, according to its director.

TopFinds: Rosetta comet mission success; Alzheimer's breakthrough

The Philae spacecraft has landed on a comet, marking a world first. A major breakthrough against Alzheimer's is on the horizon. Robert Plant denies a nearly $800 million payday to reunite Led Zeppelin. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Op-Ed: Conflicts of interest reveal why Internet must be a public good

The Daily Dot has revealed a troubling bit of information: Two prominent opponents of net neutrality, Bret Swanson and Tom Hazlett, who recently published op-eds in The Wall Street Journal and TIME, respectively, are maybe a bit too cozy with ISPs.

Op-Ed: Net neutrality furor — Why the Internet should be a public good

The Internet is the greatest invention in modern decades in terms of education and consumer awareness...so why are some conservatives upset that the Obama administration wants to preserve Net Neutrality?

President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC for new rules

President Barack Obama struck a populist chord on Monday in his plea to the Federal Communications Commission to enact a strict set of rules designed to prevent corporations from prioritizing websites on the Internet.

Scientists succeed in using Internet for telepathic messages

The idea of telepathy, once considered the nonsense of mystics and parapsychologists, has now been confirmed by mainstream science in an experiment using the Internet.

Time Warner Cable quoted man $20K for broadband internet

Jess Walser, from central New York, says Time Warner Cable wanted to charge him $20,000 for access to broadband internet.

TopFinds: Revelations on USS Liberty attack; WW II plane found

Al Jazeera has aired a new documentary with some big revelations on the USS Liberty attack. A World War II plane is recovered from Lake Muskoka. A South African man has a South American lungfish removed from his bowels. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'

Den Haag - A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday.
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