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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.

Video game world tensions erupt in 'GamerGate'

San Francisco - The horrific misogynistic abuse of female figures within the video game industry has triggered debate over whether women are being accepted as equal partners in the sector.

Anti-Orban activists mobilise in Hungary

Budapest - When Balazs Gulyas set up a Facebook page about a new Internet tax he had no idea he would soon be organising one of Hungary's biggest demos in years.

Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay whisked to Thai capital

Bangkok - The Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay website was hauled to Bangkok Wednesday following his arrest in northeast Thailand, with police from Stockholm waiting to press for his deportation to serve a jail term for copyright infringement.

Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder arrested at Thai border

Bangkok - A Swedish co-founder of the controversial file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested while trying to enter Thailand, immigration police said Tuesday.

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: GCHQ chief

London - Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", a senior British spy said Tuesday, warning that some US technology companies are "in denial" over the issue.

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: GCHQ chief

London - Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ wrote in a Financial Times article published Tuesday.

U.S. communities taking affordable broadband into their own hands

Under the guidance and support of Next Century Cities, an organized effort is underway to revamp Internet infrastructure on a community level for the 21st century.

Terminally ill US woman who fought for right to die kills self

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer has committed suicide, following promises to do so that had triggered shock and controversy over the right to die.

Internet tax stopped by mass protests in Hungary

In what are the largest anti-government demonstrations in years about ten thousand people streamed across bridges over the Danube in Budapest to protest against a proposed tax on the Internet.

Egypt jails eight men for three years over 'gay marriage'

Cairo - An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years on Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet.

TopFinds: Canadians defend Muslims; 'Birdman' flies high

A group of Canadians defend a Muslim harassed while waiting for a bus. 'Birdman' is a compelling tale of big egos and washed-up actors. Easter Islanders made contact with the outside world earlier than previously thought. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

U.S. right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

Marseille - A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

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.

New York street harassment video goes viral

New York - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B.

Barcelona increasing number of public WiFi hotspots

Barcelona - 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.

Anger mounts in Hungary over Internet tax

Budapest - A proposed Hungarian tax on Internet usage has sparked new accusations of an anti-democratic crackdown in the EU member as tens of thousands are expected to march against the measure Sunday.

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.
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