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The Fat Jew's Joke Theft Excuse: "I Was Drinking a Daiquiri Nude" 

The internet’s most-hated joke-stealing Instagram aggregator has been eating shit all week, losing a Comedy Central deal after getting called out for ripping off comedians online. Now, Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky is making excuses for his long history of digital plagiarism. Unsurprisingly, his excuses are terrible. » 8/21/15 11:35am 8/21/15 11:35am

No, These Aren't Each State's Favorite Emoji

The blogosphere is freaking out about about the above infographic, elegantly constructed by the marketing team at SwiftKey. The interactive map supposed shows the most popular emoji in each state. However, when you take the interactive part away, it’s just confusing. Does Tennessee really love horses that much? » 8/18/15 6:50pm 8/18/15 6:50pm

How To Find The Best Fanfiction On the Internet

Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favorite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt… » 8/18/15 2:45pm 8/18/15 2:45pm

Malaysia Admits to Censoring the Internet

In 2011, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the Internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian—ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world. And definitely one of the freest if not… » 7/22/15 3:20am 7/22/15 3:20am

How Hard Is It to Get Kicked Off Brazil's "Sin-Free" Facebook? 

Evangelical Christians in Brazil are going louco for Faceglória, a new, “sin-free” Facebook knockoff for the very religious. Since launching a month ago, Faceglória has over 100,000 users pressing “Amen” instead of “like.” It also has strict posting policies: No swear words, no violence, no gay content or erotica,… » 7/06/15 1:32pm 7/06/15 1:32pm

Google's Dream Robot Is Running Wild Across the Internet

Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and landscapes into Magic Eye pictures? Well, prepare to never sleep again, because last week, Google made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to the public, and the… » 7/05/15 1:00pm 7/05/15 1:00pm

Internet Shutdowns and State Violence in Syria Related, Shows Research

EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim,… » 7/02/15 3:22am 7/02/15 3:22am