Instragram Blackout Continues During Protests In Hong Kong

China is continuing its disturbing trend of social media crackdowns as pro-democracy protests flair in Hong Kong. Websites such as Blocked In China, which monitor the government’s censorship of online services, confirm that the blackout spreads across the country.

Spectacular Photos Of Fireworks Weaponry From The Ukraine Protests

Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.

Hackers Hit Google Palestine And Deface The Front Page

A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the home page with protest literature. “Uncle google,” wrote Cold z3ro, Haml3t, Sas and Dr@g, “we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine.”

Helicopter Pilot Learns Not To Mess With Protestors And Their Lasers

The protests in Cairo are now entering their fifth week, and the crowd shows no sign of departing any time soon. Protestors are now “attacking” police helicopters with laser pointers, and despite the danger-factor, it’s actually really beautiful to watch.

Watch Police Shoot Down A Drone Flying Over Istanbul

The tension in Turkey is quickly approaching its breaking point as thousands of protesters gear up for a third week occupying Istanbul’s Gezi Park. This being the modern age, where computers fit in our pockets and everybody’s a potential terrorist, some locals decided to take their little camera-enabled, radio-controlled quadcopter for a spin. This, again, being the modern age, police promptly shot it down. And yes, a drone was harmed in the making of this movie.

Anonymous Wants DDoS Recognised As An Official Form Of Protest

The Anonymous hacking collective has petitioned the White House, using the US government’s open forum to ask for DDoS attacks to be registered as an official form of complaint — and requesting the convictions of previous DDoS attackers be wiped from their records.

Is It Immoral To Own An iPhone 5?

So many things are made in China: DVD players, handbags, adorable shoes, kitchen gadgets, watches, t-shirts, laptops and more. Some of them are made in happy, shiny factories. Some are born out of deplorable labour conditions that ruin and cost lives. We usually don’t know which is which.

US Army Pays People To Riot

How does the US Army know if its less-than-lethal armaments are effective without being deadly? Live fire training exercises employing a mob of volunteers, of course.

Animal Rights Group PETA Launches XXX Site

Today, animal rights advocacy group PETA, known for its provocative ad campaigns, finally launched the long-awaited adult website.

Is Hacking More Effective Than Protesting In Person?

The Chicago Police Department has reportedly been hacked in advance of the NATO Summit in the city this weekend. Thousands of protesters are expected to show up, and the police are bracing themselves for riots. Why travel to Chicago when you can protest from the comfort of your home?