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'Scooby Snack' Added To Oxford English Dictionary, Presumably After Bribe Of Scooby Snacks

There are two food groups in the Scooby-Doo universe. One is the giant sandwich, crafted from whatever ingredients can be found in a haunted kitchen. The other is the Scooby Snack, a treat with delicious powers of bribery and persuasion — and now, an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.


Google Has Turned On Its US-Japan Undersea Cable 

After two years of building, the undersea cable Google built between the US and Japan is now live.


Facebook's New Slideshow Feature Almost Leaked My Secret Relationship

If you like the sudden realisation that Facebook knows more about you than some of your closest friends, you will love the new Slideshow feature.


The Juiciest Parts Of The New Facebook Tell-All Book

In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. The book was finally released on June 28, and there’s a fair heap of dirt to be found amongst Martinez’s 528 pages chronicling his time at Facebook and his broader experience of working in Silicon Valley.


Malware Caught 10,000 Facebook Users Unaware In Three Days

Last week, a malicious group tricked almost 10,000 Facebook users into sharing their email addresses and password with a phishing attack, discovered by Kaspersky Lab, that then went on to spread itself to those users’ friends and family through seemingly innocuous Facebook messages. South America was especially hard hit by the infection.


Mark Zuckerberg Really, Really Loves Walls

Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall on his 700-acre Hawaii estate, and his neighbours are pissed. Somewhere, Donald Trump is thrusting his tiny fists in the air, furious that he’s been ousted as the world’s resident wall-loving entrepreneur.


The Best And Worst Ideas From San Francisco's Big Homelessness Project

Even if you don’t follow any friends or businesses from the US, you might have noticed an uptick of stories about the Bay Area’s homeless crisis in your social media feeds over the last 24 hours. Dozens of news organisations worked together to coordinate the publication of stories on homelessness today — all of which are mean to specifically focus on solutions for housing the region’s homeless population.


Thursday's Must-Read Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s must-read stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

You Can Stop Second-Guessing That Big Revelation From The Game Of Thrones Finale There’s no real way to discuss this without spoilers, so let me put it this way: If you had any lingering doubts about that scene, you may put now them away.

10 Comics That Shut Down Terrible Internet Arguments Is there a persistent Internet argument that you’re just sick of responding to? Don’t have the energy to explain the problem with the argument for the billionth time?

Florida Man Sues Apple For $13.4 Billion, Says He Invented The iPhone In 1992 Florida man Thomas Ross believes that he divined the future of human communication 15 years before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone.

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Telstra's Network Is Down Again, This Time In Victoria

Telstra is down for some enterprise and business customers in Victoria the day after announcing a $250 million investment in network improvements, making it the fourth time in as many months the telco has suffered problems.


10 Comics That Shut Down Terrible Internet Arguments

Is there a persistent Internet argument that you’re just sick of responding to? Don’t have the energy to explain the problem with the argument for the billionth time? These comics can help, countering those troublesome arguments with a few words and pictures.


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