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Tor Concludes Appelbaum Investigation, Will Release New Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The Tor Project’s external investigation into claims that Jacob Appelbaum, the organisation’s former public face, sexually harassed and raped women has concluded, according to Tor Project executive director Shari Steele.


Facebook Admits It Blocked Links To Wikileaks DNC Emails

Facebook has admitted that it briefly blocked links to Wikileaks files containing internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. The block seems to be the result of another algorithm accident that may have incorrectly determined the links to be malicious or spam.


Marissa Mayer Says She's 'Planning To Stay' At Yahoo

After a few days full of rampant speculation, Verizon finally confirmed yesterday night that it had reached an agreement to purchase Yahoo’s core business for $US4.8 billion ($6.4 billion).


Use This Predictive Text Generator To Write Internet Fanfiction 

“Batman isn’t paid to destroy crime corners. He is actually attracted to the crimes and also The Penguin.”


Watch An Artist Spend 90 Hours Drawing A Million Dots To Make A Portrait

Artist David Bayo’s skills are all the more impressive when you lean it to get a closer look at his work. Instead of carefully applied brush strokes, he creates lifelike portraits by laying down dots, millions of them, in a painstaking process that required over 90 hours of work for this simple black and white piece.


Pozible Now Offers Film Distribution

Pozible is building a new tool for independent film creators to distribute their crowdfunded films.

“Screen Connect” allows you to distribute your Pozible-funded finished film straight from your crowdfunding page — allowing supporters and fans to rent, buy or screen publicly.


Monday'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.

The 2016 Census Will Keep Your Name And Address Opinion: In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Census will not be anonymous.

This Month In Dashcams: In Australia, We Drive On The Left Put them in charge of a couple of tons of metal, plastic and petrol, and people do some stupid things.

What Is A Cryptid? The Gizmodo Guide To Undocumented And Unusual Beasts Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, Australia the Bunyip and America its Jersey Devil.

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• Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going To Keep Appearing, Aren’t They? • Nintendo’s Stock Plummets Because It’s Not Making Enough Money Off Of Pokémon Go • Your Pokemon Trading Cards Could Be Worth A Fortune


Inside Xero's Australian Headquarters

Xero is a cloud accounting software company that specialises in products for small and medium-sized businesses. Beginning life in New Zealand, the business has since branched into Australia, the United States and the UK. We recently visited its Aussie headquarters in Melbourne which houses everything from an open plan office for more than 200 employees to a drum kit and pool table. Here are the photos.


Verizon To Buy Yahoo For Chump Change

Tomorrow morning, Verizon will announce their plan to buy Yahoo’s core assets for a pitiful $US4.8 ($6) billion according to “two people with direct knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg reports. Considering that at the peak of their success, Yahoo was valued at $US125 ($167) billion, this is yet another benchmark moment in the company’s fall from grace. In 2008, the company rejected Microsoft’s offer to buy them for $US44 ($59) billion.


Making Internet Access A Right, Not A Privilege

The Productivity Commission is currently holding an inquiry into the “Universal Service Obligation” — originally designed to ensure that everyone could have access to a traditional telephone service. Lobby group Internet Australia has told the Productivity Commission the USO should be expanded to include a “right to Internet access via fast and affordable broadband” — especially as 2016 is The National Year of Digital Inclusion.


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