Meltdown: What The Hell Is Happening At Reddit?

At the heart of Reddit, one of the Internet’s most popular social news and discussion sites, is its users. Over 3.5 million of them keep 9500 subreddits (communities or topics) fed with shared links and constant discussion moderated by an army of volunteers.


iiNet CEO Warns NBN Must Be Cheaper To Keep Up With Netflix Demand

Australia loves Netflix. Almost too much, in fact according to iiNet’s CEO David Buckingham.


Playing Bing Pong Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Bing

In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.


Why You Think Some Things Are Common On Social Media When They're Not

Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well, you might just be victim of a network quirk that makes it appear as though something is common — when in fact it’s actually rare.


This Tweet Contains All The Code For An Entire (Tiny) Game

If the popularity of game jams is anything to go by, indie game coders love the chance to flex their programming and creative skills. So when Aussie dev Ben Porter last week issued the challenge to fit a game inside a single tweet, he got some great replies, including this strangely addictive effort from a guy by the name of Alex Yoder.


Reddit's AMA Sub Is Back Online And Throwing Punches

Following a day-long blackout, Reddit’s Ask Me Anything /r/IAmA subreddit is back online. But in the same post it used to welcome back users, it also stuck two fingers in the general direction of Reddit’s management.


Research Shows Internet Shutdowns And State Violence In Syria Related

EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim, suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression.


Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart

If you take a look at the front page of Reddit right now, you might find it a bit… empty.


UK PM David Cameron Wants To Ban Encryption In Britain

David Cameron has signalled that he intends to ban strong encryption — putting the British government on a collision course with some of the biggest tech companies in the world.


DEA Agent Who Stole Bitcoin During Silk Road Investigation Pleads Guilty

One of the two US government officials charged with some shady dealings during the investigation of Silk Road pleaded guilty today. Carl Force used to work for the DEA and during the course of his investigation was doing things that might even make the darknet blush.


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