Confirmed: Tweeting Al Qaeda Jokes At Airlines Will Get You Arrested

Yesterday, a 14-year-old Dutch Twitter user learned the hard way that airlines don’t take bomb threats lightly. And after blowing up Twitter feeds everywhere, @queendemetriax_ has officially been arrested by the Rotterdam police.


44 Per Cent Of All Twitter Accounts Have Yet To Send A Tweet

Briefly: A new report from Twopcharts has found that 44 per cent of the world’s Twitter accounts have yet to send a Tweet.


TPG Finally Has Unlimited NBN Plans

After almost two years in the making, TPG finally has the unlimited NBN plans it said it would come out with, and they’re pretty competitive, too, provided you don’t mind a slower speed.


Telstra Could Make $98 Billion From NBN Co

If you thought Telstra geting around $11 billion for its fixed line network and associated assets was a sizeable deal, wait until you hear this: NBN Co may end up paying Telstra an insane $98 billion for the lease of its network between now and 2067 according to a new report by CommsDay.


Game Of Thrones Piracy: By The Numbers Around The World

Pirates downloading Game Of Thrones In Australia is bad, and the story is the same around the world. Everyone from Sydney to London is pirating HBO’s flagship show. The pirate’s justification is that the show simply costs too damn much. Here’s how much you pay for Game Of Thrones around the world on legal channels.


Instagram Crashed And It Caused A Global Food Crisis

It’s a lovely Sunday morning, with the rain and wind of the last few days having calmed down. Sounds like the perfect day for brunch with friends, right? Wrong. Instagram is down, and it’s causing a panic among aspiring food photographers. Just look at these poor lost souls.


Report: NSA Used Heartbleed To Spy On People For Years

It’s true. After days of speculation over whether the NSA knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability that affected as many as two thirds of the websites on the internet, two anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the NSA didn’t just know about it, they used it to gather intelligence.


Seriously, Who Invented The Internet, And Why?

Video: People are always confused about who the hell invented the internet as we know it now. Even if they think they know, common mortals are most probably mistaken. This neat little video explains it clearly.


How A Great Logo Helped Make You Actually Care About Heartbleed

You might not understand the how Heartbleed works, but you definitely heard about it this week. And with it, that drippy, maroon, bleeding heart logo — which is part of what made the story so memorable. In fact, the way Heartbleed was presented by the team that discovered it is a model for how technology issues should be communicated to the public.


This Cartoon Is The Simplest Explanation Of Heartbleed Yet

You may have read some long explainers about how Heartbleed works, but this cartoon is the simplest description you’ll see of the bug.