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Yes, Google admits police can wiretap your Hangouts for the gov't

Recently, on a Reddit "Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Friday, Google 'fessed up and said that although it encrypts its popular Hangouts conversations, it doesn't use end-to-end encryption. What exactly does that mean?

Op-Ed: Evolving Reddit — New video division will create unique content

New York City - Reddit is THE site everyone has an opinion about, for, or against. Some love it, some loathe it. It’s the internet’s answer to getting your face sandblasted every day, or a really fascinating roam around the world. Buzzfeed with soul, perhaps.

Reddit sees dramatic reduction in revenge porn victim reports

Reddit's community leader has updated the world on the website's continuing efforts to eradicate revenge porn. The popular discussion board known as the "front page of the Internet" has promised that revenge porn will not be tolerated.

Op-Ed: The top 10 sub-reddits all journalists should be checking out now

At 5.2 billion pageviews monthly, reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world. Journalists and news junkies can get the latest headlines from various reddit communities, from tech stories to sports highlights to offbeat news.

Op-Ed: Hoax – Priest who never existed claims he died, saw female God

Boston - So lately, tongues have been wagging due to a recent story of an elderly priest who died and had a conversation with God, and a female God at that. The story has been dancing around on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates warns against artificial intelligence

The debate regarding artificial intelligence has reached the commercial sphere. Bill Gates has joined Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk in warning of the risks to humanity from artificial intelligence. In an interview on Reddit, he explained his views.

Meet Redditmade, Reddit's own crowdfunding site

Reddit, the popular, self-described "Front Page of the Internet" has launched Redditmade, a crowdfunding platform for its subreddit users.

Apple and Reddit shut down the iWorm virus that took control of Macs

Apple has added the dangerous iWorm bug to its malware detector after 17,000 Mac users were found to have been infected with the virus.

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

New York - 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.

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.

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: Subreddit on beating women shut down

Most of our readers and Digital Journalists would not stomach a site that advocates violence against women. Unfortunately one sub-sector of the site Reddit approved of and applauded violence against women until a recent shutdown.

Op-Ed: For young guys on mobile, Twitter & Reddit erupt as leaders

New research coming out of Consumer Sharing Trends Report 2014 reveals that Twitter’s back and stronger than ever. And what social channel saw the second most dynamic growth, you ask? Reddit.

Reddit posts list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown updated

Reddit users have updated the list of games affected by the GameSpy shutdown to include games that will be still be available and games that will lose its multiplayer feature.

'Crysis' will not be saved from GameSpy shutdown

Crytek has officially confirmed that it has no plans to transfer the multiplayer features of 'Crysis' and 'Crysis 2' in response to the shutdown of GameSpy.

Reddit users generate list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown

In response to GameSpy's shutdown of its multiplayer servers, Reddit users have compiled a list of games that will be impacted.

Popular Reddit user, scientists creating children's book

In collaboration with a team of scientists, an ecologist popular on Reddit is raising funds to create a children's book aimed at teaching evolution in a fun and interesting way.

Op-Ed: Today is 'The Day We Fight Back' — Er, If you know about it

Today, February 11th, 2014, is “The Day We Fight Back against Mass Surveillance”, according to a host of organizations including Mozilla, Reddit, Free Press and Demand Progress.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates hosts AMA on Reddit

Beginning at roughly 1 p.m. EST and lasting for about two hours, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft founder Bill Gates was available via Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything).

George Clooney opens up with Reddit Q&A

Normally one to shy away from the paparazzi, actor George Clooney was surprisingly candid as he answered questions during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

Man with two penises answers questions on Reddit

A man who claims to have two penises took to the website/forum Reddit two days ago to answer questions during an Ask Me Anything Session. So far more the post has gathered more than 11,000 comments.

Former Snow White dishes about portraying a Disney Princess

Little girls all around the world dream of someday getting to meet their favorite Disney Princess. Many of them actually get that chance by visiting one of the Disney Parks. It may not be all that it seems, though, for the women behind the crowns.

Brothel worker in Australia answers questions on Reddit

A woman going by the name 'Rosie' took to Reddit to answer questions about her new line of work, which is a prostitute working in a brothel.

Op-Ed: What do The New York Times' losses tell us about good journalism?

The New York Times just posted its 12th consecutive quarterly advertising revenue decline, claiming a "complex and fragmented" market is to blame — but is it something else?

Image of kid at closed zoo goes viral

Quickly spreading across the Web, via sites such as reddit, is a photo of a child holding onto the bars of The National Zoo gate, the "temporarily closed" sign hovering above him. Does this photo best define the fallout of the U.S. government shutdown?

Did the PostSecret website publish a Chicago murder confession?

PostSecret, the community art project where people share their secrets by anonymously mailing them on homemade postcards, published on their site this week an alleged murder confession. Social media is buzzing to decry this morbid post.

High school remembers student's cancer battle at graduation

A heartbreaking photo of a reserved seat at a high school graduation goes viral. The seat was reserved for a young man that had lost his battle four years previous.

Op-Ed: Processed chicken free of human body parts says factory worker

The confessions of a chicken processing plant worker caused much clucking on a Reddit thread but when it comes to chicken nuggets, the insider gave re-assurance that processed chicken products contain nothing in the way of human body parts.

US programmer outsourced own work to China, played on Internet

A rather ingenious programmer, working for a critical infrastructure company in the US, outsourced his work to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his salary. He then sat and played on Facebook, ebay and reddit and watched cat videos all day.

W.H. set to respond to petition to fire Attorney in Swartz case

Aaron Swartz is dead, but a petition to have the U.S. Attorney in his hacking case fired, is very much alive. With the necessary signatures, the White House must respond.
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