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Yarosh's Business Card

April 22nd, 2014 11:00 AM

Filed under: twitter, hashtag, ukraine

After a business card for the Ukrainian presidential candidate Dmytro Yarosh was purportedly discovered at the scene of a deadly shootout in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Twitter users responded to the accusations of Yarosh’s involvement by creating photoshopped parodies of the so-called crime scene evidence.

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Dutch Teen Arrested For Terrorist Joke Tweet

April 14th, 2014 3:40 PM

Filed under: twitter, terrorism, american airlines

Not that we needed a life lesson on why one shouldn’t joke about carrying out a terrorist plot on Twitter, but a Dutch teenager found out what happens the hard way after she tweeted at American Airlines with a warning of an imminent attack yesterday. As it turns out, jokes about terrorism don’t fly on Twitter, especially when directed at airline companies.

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The Heartbleed Bug

April 12th, 2014 6:00 PM

Filed under: bug

The newly-discovered bug in encryption software OpenSSL that rocked the coding community this week may be much more widespread and detrimental than initially estimated, as networking companies continue their thorough check for vulnerabilities of their routers and other infrastructures.

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Parental Advisory Meme Alert: Eraser Challenge

April 2nd, 2014 7:00 PM

Filed under: challenge, teens

Teenagers have been rubbing their skin raw with eraser--a.k.a the pencil’s second most dangerous end--and sharing it on YouTube for years, but parents are just now picking up on this yet another mindless fad after it was reported in the news as the latest dangerous viral trend among teens.

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