The bitcoin market is no stranger to controversy. Ever since its conception, there are sceptics that question the viability of bitcoin as an alternative to paper currency. However, even they cannot deny the numerous advantages of cryptocurrency especially when it comes to wireless transactions. [Read more…]
Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee is no stranger to the courts of his country and jail. Last year, he hit the headlines when he was charged as a political dissident due to his outspoken blog posts and YouTube videos. He has “attacked” the government and ridiculed its leaders as well.
Britain is currently facing a surge of criminal bigotry. Nearly every day, we hear another story of hate speech spewing as the church debates the inclusion of gay clergy. The latest story involves Jayne Ozanne, one of the leading campaigners for LGBT equality in the Church of England. According to Curve magazine, Ozanne has reported a hate crime to local authorities.
From the day Pokémon Go was released, it was clear that the world was going to experience a phenomenon. Within 13 hours of its launch, the app was already #1 in the top-grossing list in the US!
It hasn’t been all fun and games for the app’s makers and players, though. We’ve heard about complaints of server crashes (oh, what a problem), and worse, stories about petty crime. And, even worse, accidents that led to injuries and even death. [Read more…]
As if Facebook “people you may know” feature wasn’t creepy enough. (Listen, if I really do know them and aren’t friends on Facebook, chances are I don’t want to be!) Anyways, it seems the social media giant crossed the line when one psychiatrist discovered that Facebook was suggesting that her patients friend each other.
When the blog was introduced in the mid-90’s, people thought of them as online journals. Everyone made a blog about whatever interested them and the only followers they would have is people that cared about their personal lives. However, in today’s time all of that has changed. Somewhere along the line, blogs evolved into one of the most influential marketing tools on the web. So, how did this blogging evolution happen?
If you’ve been paying attention to the foodie scene then you have probably noticed the strange new trend hitting restaurants around the world. One British food blogger is pointing out how restaurants are working hard to serve their food in the quirkiest of ways. Ross McGinnes finds this trend pointless and says he has had enough of “all this style-over-content hipster nonsense.”
Tanzania has a reputation for banning and censoring journalistic outlets that make any negative mention of the country’s government or leadership.
“I am limited in what I can report. I feel that I have a responsibility to report what would not upset the government,” said an editor at one of the nation’s largest newspapers, who requested anonymity so she could speak candidly. [Read more…]
We’ve heard some drastic stories about people that choose to blog about pretty serious events. However, one 25-year-old cancer patient has made the controversial decision to chronicle his failing health and death.
Dmitrij Panov started a blog back in February. His first entry started off with a shocking confession:
“Hello, my name is Dmitrij Panov and I’m going to die soon. It may sound strange, but that’s how it is.” [Read more…]
Fast food restaurants are known for introducing outrageous food creations in an effort to gain sales. Take for instance, Burger King’s latest introduction: Mac N’ Cheetos. [Read more…]