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Facebook Addresses Feds: Fake Profile Rules Apply To You, Too

Facebook is serious about fake profiles, even if you're a fed.

Facebook has taken some criticism for its rules about fake profiles, but privacy advocates may be pleased with the latest application of the social media site’s rules. Facebook sent a strongly-worded letter to a federal law enforcement agency, letting them know that the rules apply to them, too. Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported… Read more »

Redditors Warn Some Snappening Files Contain Viruses

Snappening files may be unsafe, warn Redditors.

It’s being called “the Snappening” — an invasive hack in which SnapChat photos were stolen from a third-party app server, and shared online. However, many of those who hope to benefit from the Snappening are learning what happens when one practices cyber sex acts with random parties: they’re getting viruses. The actual victims of the… Read more »

Social Media Profiles: Why Parents Having One Can Help Stop Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying through social media profiles is becoming more and more of a problem with each passing year – especially within the United States. One report confirms that at least one million children were threatened, harassed, or subjected to other types of cyberbullying in 2011 on Facebook alone. Those figures have only increased over the past… Read more »

Reddit Forbids ‘The Snappening’ (But Only As A Single File)

some snappening photos banned from reddit

Reddit angered a number of users when it banned it’s ‘The Fappening’ subreddit, and many are angry over the latest edict, too: posting the massive ‘The Snappening’ file that includes hundreds of thousands of photos is also off-limits. Others say the ‘Snappening’ ban doesn’t go far enough. The Snappening is the name given to the… Read more »

The Next Ice Bucket Challenge Is To Create The Next Ice Bucket Challenge

Tara Reid takes ice bucket challenge

The “ice bucket challenge” has raised more than $100 million dollars for the ALS Association. The charity group raises funds for awareness campaigns, research, and more for the debilitating illness most well-known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ice bucket challenge has been a rousing success by nearly any measure you wish to use. Spinoffs and… Read more »

Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Tweets Fascinating 9/11 Timeline

File photo of George Bush being notified of September 11th attacks

Former President Bush’s Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer took to Twitter to recount a riveting timeline of the 9/11 events. As one of the few people who almost never left the President’s side on that fateful day, Fleischer has very intimate details on what was happening as the world was glued to their televisions watching the… Read more »

Gilbert Gottfried Adds To Storm Of Inappropriate Ray Rice Jokes

Inappropriate reaction to Ray Rice case.

Domestic violence has been a topic of conversation in every corner since video emerged of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance in an elevator. Rice was kicked off the Ravens and indefinitely suspended from the NFL, while on news and social media, there’s been a steady discussion of domestic violence. Janay Rice has been called a… Read more »

GoFundMe Shuts Down Woman’s Crowdfunding Campaign For An Abortion

Couple Crowdfund Abortion

The pro-life against pro-choice battle has been raging for many years. Here on The Inquisitr, we heard reports recently of abortion’s connection to ALS research, specifically through the viral ALS ice bucket challenge. The pro-choice side soon had news in their favor such as PBS airing a documentary which humanizes the people and the act… Read more »

Family Members In Facebook Can Now Be Gender Neutral! What Does This Mean?

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Over the course of last month, gender identity has been a major topic, especially in California. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported about how gender identity is now being determined by the gender one identifies themselves as instead of the gender they were born with. This includes California now recognizing gender identity among the recently… Read more »

WordPress 4.0 ‘Benny’ Released, Adds Features To Popular Blog Platform

WordPress 4.0 logo

WordPress.org, the community that creates the popular WordPress blogging platform, has released WordPress 4.0, commonly called “Benny.” Although “WordPress 4.0″ appears to be a major release, the makers of the software say it’s just another release and “4.0” happened to be the next number in line after the previous release, 3.9. The term “Benny” comes… Read more »

Man Arrested For Facebook Post: Free Speech Or Terrorist Threat?

Exodus lyrics as terrorism? Man arrested for Facebook post.

A man arrested for a Facebook post two weeks ago says he was only sharing song lyrics, but several people reported that the lyrics appeared to be a threat. Now the band behind the song is responding to the controversy, and the man behind the Facebook post was released after eight days in jail, but… Read more »

Indians Apply A Humanitarian Desi Tweak To The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Indians Are Eagerly Taking The Rice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has proven to be a great example of self-propelled marketing techniques. People all over the world are eagerly drenching themselves in ice-cold water to show their support to the ALS community. Multitudes have offered cash donation to the organization that works for raising ALS awareness. However, there are many who… Read more »

The Day Instagram Went Down

On Thursday, Instagram went down for two hours.

Social media has become the hub of interaction in the modern day. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have taken over the internet and changed the way people live their lives. Users have been known to change their marital status on Facebook at the altar during their ceremony. Others have been known to stupidly tweet… Read more »

‘This Post Is Art’ Framed 4Chan Screenshot Passes $90k

4Chan Art? framed post sells for over 90 thousand

Have modern lives been so far redefined around internet and technology that an internet post simply reading “this post is art” can truly be art? That’s the question aroused by a series of eBay auctions centering around framed screenshots. The first, and original, auction, which ended August 1st, was for a framed screenshot of a… Read more »

Feeling Bored And Lonely? Try Meow Chat!

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Boredom and loneliness affects all of us from time to time, but thanks to the awesomeness of contemporary technology, we got great apps like Meow Chat here to help! According to the Daily Mirror, this marvelous new app, which just happens to be named Meow Chat for no legitimate reason whatsoever, basically combines traditional instant… Read more »

Reddit Announces ‘Reddit Live’ For Breaking News And Stuff

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Today, Reddit announced a new feature called “Reddit Live,” aimed at de-kludging the useful service during high-activity periods, it looks like. Reddit Live is a Reddit feature meant to streamline the real-time addition to comment threads. As Reddit grows in popularity and relevance, one of the most common complaints from newer users stems from its… Read more »