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Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff’s friend says the U.S. government did nothing to assist his family in their dealings with Islamic State militants’ demands for ransoms – including government threats and bullying over attempts to buy him out the terrorists’ demands.  (credit: Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

Tech Insiders: Decentralized Firms Helped Block Spread Of Beheading Video

Tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants — and implemented them this week after a second killing, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday.

09/03/2014

President Barack Obama wants cars to be able to talk to each other. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Pseudo-Sings Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ (WATCH)

“Baracksdubs,” the same YouTube account that has pieced together pieces of speeches and put them over music to make videos of President Barack Obama “singing” songs like MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” and LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” has outdone themselves this time.

08/07/2014

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Parents Urged To Warn Teens Against Taking Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’

The “game” involves teenagers recording themselves as they pour lighter fluid all over their body before lighting the flame.

08/06/2014

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Psychologist: YouTube Has Become Tutorial For Kids On How To Act Violent

Researchers and psychologists have long questioned what kind of effects violent television shows, song lyrics and video games have had on audiences throughout the years. Now, those same questions are being applied to videos featuring violent attacks and fights on sites like YouTube.

05/07/2014

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75 Percent Of Americans Say It’s OK For Women To Propose To Men, Few Do

Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.

05/05/2014

A Turkish official is quoted as saying the country will consider its own Internet protocol after condemning anti-government tweets. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Turkey Considering Creating Its Own Internet

The report comes after Turkish officials threaten to censor anti-government tweets.

04/24/2014

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Anti-Muslim Film Ordered Taken Off YouTube

A U.S. appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors.

02/27/2014

American luger Kate Hansen admitted to being part of a prank video supposedly showing a wolf in an Olympic Village dorm. (Getty Images)

U.S. Olympian Kate Hansen Admits To Faking Wolf Video

Kate Hansen conspired with talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel to post hoax video of a wolf.

02/21/2014

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Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms.”

01/05/2014

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YouTube Releases List of Top Videos of 2013

YouTube released its list of top videos of 2013 Wednesday, and it turns out a lot of us really wanted to know what the fox says.

12/12/2013

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