This weekend’s rumored studio raid and arrest of the elusive street artist in London turns out to be a hoax orchestrated by National Report, a satirical “news site” that has previously fooled the Internet with somewhat believable hoaxes like the Fukushima radiation scare and Sarah Palin’s racist interview scandal.
The popular secret-sharing mobile app that bills itself as “the safest place on the Internet” has come under a heavy storm of public scrutiny in the wake of The Guardian’s scathing investigative report on the company’s shadowy practices in handling its users’ data.
After accusing her father of verbally and physically abusing her as a child on Twitter this week, actress Amanda Bynes retracted the statements claiming that a microchip implanted in her brain forced her to make the controversial tweets.
Amidst Google’s ongoing crackdown against nudies of celebrities that have been leaked and circulating online in the past month, a fourth batch of private photos of even more reality TV and film stars allegedly hit the torrent circuit yesterday, among the latest victims including Winona Ryder and Nick Hogan, the son of the pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan.
After GamerGaters launched “Operation Disrespectful Nod” to write sponsors of gaming news blogs deemed threatening to their cause, Intel announced they had pulled an ad campaign from Gamasutra after receiving numerous complaints about an article written by staff writer Leigh Alexander.