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Op-Ed: Why Weird Al is winning the Internet

Twenty-two years after beginning his famous parodies of popular music, "Weird Al" Yankovic has hit number one on the charts. A look at why this entertainer has, at age 54, entered the limelight.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

French online forums overflow with hate over Israel offensive

Paris - The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has let loose an unprecedented wave of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators say they are struggling to contain.
In the Media by Laurence Benhamou (AFP) - 1 comment

Proposed limits generate 1 million comments from web users

Washington, D. C. - More than 1 million US residents are expected to weigh in on a controversial federal proposal to allow some paid Internet traffic to have priority over free messages and the public comment period still has nearly two months to go.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Op-Ed: Net 'Neutrality' may not be 'equality' for all Special

Our country is famous for giving its people freedoms, then slowly over time it takes them away one by one. And next on the list of freedoms we may start to lose is Internet access. And in some ways, it has already begun.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 3 comments

TopFinds: Malaysian Airlines plane shot down; Bruno Mars in NYC

A Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down yesterday, killing everyone on board. Researchers create the darkest material ever. Bruno Mars electrifies Madison Square Gardens. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Alleged prostitute denies role in Google exec drug death

Santa Cruz - An alleged high-priced call girl accused of killing a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fleeing his yacht has pleaded not guilty.
In the Media by AFP

'Hot Cop of Castro' becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation

San Fransisco - A San Francisco police officer has become the newest Internet viral photo sensation after his photo was posted on Facebook by an admirer.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Bell Labs claims Internet speed record

Bell Labs is celebrating breaking the Internet speed record. Bell Labs researchers transmitted data at 10 gigabits per second. This feat was undertaken using copper lines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

TopFinds: The Go-Go's hit NYC; return of the 'Super Moon'

The Go-Go's pack a punch at The Paramount in New York. The "Super Moon" returns. A 98-year-old woman is evicted from her home of 50 years. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

FreedomPop brings its offering of free mobile internet to Europe

From today, the mobile network provider FreedomPop is extending its completely free internet and phone access into Europe on a pilot program, initially in Belgium only.
In the Media by James Walker

TopFinds: Inside London Pride; the Jewish 'perfect Aryan' baby

A photo essay takes us through London's Pride festivities. The truth behind the "perfect Aryan" baby. The strange journey of a good-looking alleged felon. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Op-Ed: How technology will drive the future of creation and curation

When Kevin Ma founded Hypebeast in 2005, its incarnation was as nothing more than a simple, yet quite elegant, sneaker blog.
In the Media by Aron Solomon

Edward Snowden inspired anonymity software, OnionShare, launches

A recently released open-source software, created in response to the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents, claims to allow users to securely send large files over the internet with complete anonymity.
In the Media by Greta McClain

TopFinds: World's best health care; man says he lived on Mars

The country with the best health care system revealed. A man claims to have lived on Mars for the past 17 years. A thorough interview on Russia's relationship with the Middle East. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future

London - Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.
In the Media by Naomi O'Leary (AFP)

TopFinds: New twist in Amanda Knox case; Pope calls out the rich

Allegations of laboratory fraud in the ongoing Amanda Knox case. Pope Francis asks bankers and the super-rich to find some ethics. A bizarre car crash caused by a threesome. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Wikipedia changes rules to deter astroturfing

Wikipedia has had a problem with people putting misleading or false edits on pages for some time. They have now changed the rules so that editors must disclose whether they are being paid.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Topfinds: An inside look at Syria; packaging-free grocery store

A look at the goings-on in Syria from a citizen's perspective. Germany sees its first "package-free" grocery store. A rare wolf is gunned down by Florida wildlife officers. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Internet traffic to hit 131 exabytes of data per month by 2018

According to a new study, 1 million minutes of video will cross the net every second in 2018. This will amount to 131 exabytes of data per month.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Thai cyber police step up royal slur patrols

Bangkok - Thailand's military is bolstering its self-designated role as protector of the monarchy with increased "cyber patrols" to root out critics of the king following last month's coup.
In the Media by Delphine Thouvenot (AFP)

Facebook starts selling your browser data

Facebook has recently started a program to read your browser history and preferences. This data will be sent to major companies so they can market products towards you.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Largest STD online community/dating website and its new app Special

The largest online community and dating website for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has announced a new iOS app. Launched in 2001, PositiveSingles.com is for people who live with STDs like HIV, Herpes (HSV), or HPV.
Digital Journal Report by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti - 1 comment

TopFinds: Los Angeles hackathon; payments by a swipe of the palm

Los Angeles holds a two-day hackathon within City Hall. A Swedish student designs a potentially revolutionary payment method. A Moncton, NB man shoots several RCMP officers. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

The costs and traumas of 'cyberchondria'

"Cyberchondria" is a take on "hypochondriac." In this case it is about people looking up medical symptoms on-line, and then thinking that they have one condition or another. The average U.S. citizen spends 52 hours per year looking up health information.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Why the net neutrality fight will never end

The fight for net neutrality is something that our children and our children's children will still be fighting. Sound strange? Here are some hard facts to back it up.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: How the Internet is helping expat children integrate

What happens if you're offered the promotion of a lifetime but it's in a different country? To some this'll be a no-brainer but to others, children need to be considered. So what's the best way of ensuring they integrate as well as you do?
In the Media by Em Buchanan

Nigerian in court over fake wedding scam with Aussie grandmother

Ibadan - A Nigerian man who allegedly conned an Australian pensioner out of $90,000 in an online dating scam has appeared in court charged with deception, the country's anti-graft agency said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Many U.S. cities wired for fast Internet, but can't use it

A new report from VICE says that while many U.S. cities have a fiber optic cable network that could provide much faster Internet, large Telecom companies are actively lobbying to make sure average citizens can't access them.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 4 comments

US tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

New York - The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies.That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.
In the Media by Sophie Estienne (AFP)

Intel steadies as PC declines ease

New York - US computer chip giant Intel reported a modest dip in earnings in the first quarter on Tuesday, amid a stabilization of the key personal computer segment.Profits in the January-March period dipped five percent to $1.
In the Media by AFP
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