Beware: Porn-Based Malware Is Sweeping Across Facebook

Don’t click any porn links on Facebook. Just don’t. It’s a good rule of thumb, but there’s an extra good reason right now. There’s a troubling type of porn-based malware that’s apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could get the same Click Transmitted Disease.


Kogan Wants To Sell You Groceries Online

Kogan may have started out in the world of cut-rate Chinese-made TVs, but in the last few years it has branched out into smartphones, home appliances, and household goods. Now the Australian-founded online supermarket wants you to buy your batteries, shampoo, razors and Pringles over the ‘net.


FCC Redefines Broadband As Guaranteed Download Speeds Of 25 Mbps Or Faster

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to redefine broadband as “internet which is actually fast enough to use”. Now, in order to call its service broadband, companies in the US will need to guarantee download speeds of 25 Mbps or faster and upload speeds of 3 Mbps or faster. This is really, really good news.


What's The Most Embarrassing Viral Hoax You've Ever Been Fooled By? 

The internet is full of lies, hoaxes, and misinformation. And we, we are only human. Whether it’s with some dumb fake news site or a viral photo that won’t die or an misread Onion headline, we’ve all been a proven too gullible at some point. Tell us your most embarrassing story.


Deepak Chopra Has The Worst Avatar Ever On Twitter

Deepak Chopra, online werewolf and mortal nemesis of Gizmodo’s Matt Novak, wants you to know the “possiblities” are infinite. A message he decided to share with the world using the only medium that matters anymore — his Twitter avatar. The possibilities are so infinite, in fact, that he has freed himself from the shackles of spelling. B freee!


Gerry Harvey Wants Tax-Dodging Multinationals To Pay More

Multinational corporations including tech giants like Google and Apple make money in Australia, but it’s entirely possible and perhaps likely that they’re not paying an equitable amount of tax on that revenue. The namesake of one of Australia’s most iconic retailers continues to clamour for multinationals to pay an amount of tax he feels reflects their local operations.


YouTube Is Now HTML5 By Default, Goodbye To Flash

It has been a long four years coming, but as of today, YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video on any modern Web browser. What does that mean? Faster video load times, better compression and smoother frame rates, as well as the joy of saying goodbye to Flash.


Facebook Wants You To Know It Loves Free Speech (Except When It Doesn't)

Two weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an impassioned post about the importance of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo killings. This week — whiplash warning — Facebook is censoring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey, including images similar to the Hebdo cartoons.


Canadian Spies Monitor Millions Of International File Downloads Daily

The leading surveillance agency in Canada monitors millions of downloads made across the internet, in what The Intercept calls “a dragnet search to identify extremists”.