Dutch Authorities Seize Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB, Arrest Three Men


Dutch police force Politie has seized the anonymous message board Anon-IB, a major hub of revenge porn and harassment campaigns with servers based in the Netherlands, and charged three men with “computer intrusion and spreading nude photos,” according to CNET.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

Windows 10 Professional isn’t just for cubicle dwellers who have no choice in the matter. While users who own a “professional” PC like the Surface Book 2 will automatically be upgraded to this higher-end version of the OS, smaller businesses and PC enthusiasts may also weigh the benefits of the Pro version vs. Windows 10 Home. 

Windows 10 Professional doesn’t take anything away from Home users; it simply adds more sophisticated features. It’s a costly choice, though: the free upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 has gone away, meaning that you’ll either have to buy a new PC with Windows 10 installed or build your own, spending extra for a license.

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Facebook rolls out its downvote button to more users

Earlier this year, Facebook confirmed it was trialling Reddit-style upvote and downvote buttons on public posts, with the aim of improving the quality of discourse on the platform. Now, it appears the feature is rolling out to a greater number of users. Hmmmm. Not sure I like the Upvote and Downvote feature of Facebook. Time will tell I guess. pic.twitter.com/hxvjW7HaTX — BEN SLATER 🌀 (@iambenslater) April 29, 2018 Upvote and downvote comments on Facebook, when did this happen? pic.twitter.com/q9F7OcJ4R3 — Carter (@cwsbbb) April 29, 2018 ok seriously facebook comments having an upvote/downvote system now is hurting my brain — emily…

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Siri gives an R-rated definition of the word ‘mother’


Siri gives an R-rated definition of the word ‘mother’  MashableAsk Siri to define ‘mother’ twice. Make sure no kids are around  Sacramento BeeiPhone Users Discover That Siri Has a Bad Mouth  Interesting EngineeringiPhone’s weirdest glitch yet: Ask Siri to define “mother” twice, learn a bad word  Ars TechnicaFull coverage


The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone


Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You’re everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of yourself is the most authentic. 

For the past decade, teens have navigated this tumultuous period of their lives with a smartphone in their hand. We know the power of connectivity can be liberating, especially in adolescence. We also know how our craving for that connection often leaves us longing for more — incomplete without one more scroll or an extra like. 

What we don’t know yet is how that constant whiplash effect of moving from elation to despair or creative engagement to mindless distraction changes young minds. I’ve been writing about this subject for a year, studying the research that suggests a link between screen time and poorer mental health, talking to experts worried about the inevitable moral panic that comes with every new technology, exploring the positive aspects of being online, and even urging young people to reclaim their lives from the thrum of social media.  Read more…

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Somehow, someone bought a brand new copy of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ in 2018


Someone just bought a brand new copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Game Gear.

No, it wasn’t from an online reseller or a copy from a consignment store. Someone bought Sonic 2, new, at a store that has apparently been carrying it since the game first arrived in 1992.

This weird piece of information comes from Mat Piscatella, a video game industry analyst at market research company The NPD Group, who tweeted about the sale on Saturday. The NPD group receives point-of-sale (POS) data from different retailers, Piscatella explained, and he was surprised to see Sonic 2 pop up, considering the game probably arrived at the store that sold it 26 years ago. Read more…

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