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Author Archive for: ‘Jonathan Fisher’

The Merits of Online Dating [Infographic]

People represent themselves accurately on the internet, right? No. No, they don’t. But that doesn’t stop people from dating, or at least from looking for a hookup, online. Your options here are many: you can look for one-night stand with a bot on Craigslist Casual Encounters, an affair on Ashley Madison, or a good, wholesome partner on sites like ChristianMingle. …

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Pedophiles Hide Child Porn in Web Stores

Nearly every large, well-organized criminal operation needs a good “front” — a seemingly legitimate business that helps lawbreakers arrange transactions, supplement their funds, launder money, and otherwise evade detection. (Think the bakery in “Weeds.”) Traditionally, fronts have been real brick-and-mortar storefronts and offices, but with the rising prominence of ecommerce, online criminal operations like child porn rings are increasingly hiding …

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What Prescription Drugs Are Doing to Your Brain [Infographic]

I had a friend in college tell me once that she was glad she never got into doing drugs. She then took a long pull on her third Mountain Dew of the night and put a cigarette back up to her lips. I raised my eyebrows in quiet irony. Ours is a largely medicated society — be it legally, or …

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Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic]

Earlier today WebProNews’s Mike Fossum reported that Zynga CEO Mike Pincus is selling 15 percent of his stock in the company’s secondary offering to prevent share dumping. The news comes just two days after the social network game developer acquired rival developer OMGPOP to the tune of some $200. That acquisition, which landed the company control of “Draw Something,” currently …

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The White House Says “We the People” Petitions Don’t Fall on Deaf Ears [Video]

Some people bemoan the seeming superficiality rampant on the internet (I’m often one of these people, to tell you the truth). Others fight an ongoing struggle against bills like SOPA, ACTA, C-11, and others that attempt to wrest digital freedom and privacy from individuals and put it in the hands of corporations and governments. (I’m often one of these people, …

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Court Orders FDA To Evaluate Safety of Agricultural Antibiotics

A new court decision will send the U.S. Food and Drug Administration back in time to 1977. The decision, which was handed down Thursday by New York Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, requires the FDA to follow through on hearings it initiated 35 years ago regarding the safety and appropriateness of certain low-level antibiotics used in animal feed. Labelled “growth …

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Pat Robertson Puts a Heavenly Bounty on Manning: Twitter Reacts

Pat Robertson has said some crazy things in his day. So it’s keeping with tradition that the 700 Club host should say even more crazy things, maybe even take those crazy things into the world of sports talk. He could, for example, suggest that it would serve the Broncos right if Peyton Manning, who recently replaced über-Christian Tim Tebow as …

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More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL

Looks like even more people got fired at AOL yesterday. Business Insider reports that a number of employees in the New York office marketing department were called in to meet with managers about their positions. The meetings didn’t go well. Yesterday’s firings are the latest in a slew of job cuts that have taken place at AOL this month. Other …

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How HTML 5 Really Stacks Up To Incumbent Platforms [Infographic]

HTML 5 is gaining strong industry backing from internet platform and mobile developers, but how does the revised language stack up against current king of the mountain Flash and other Web development platforms? With three years to go before the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) goal of making HTML 5 the new industry standard, the language lags far behind currently …

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American Pie’s Jason Biggs Parodies Jason Russell’s Post-Kony 2012 Naked Incident

Remember American Pie? No, not Don McLean’s moving tribute to Buddy Holly. I meant the late-nineties teen flick where Jason Biggs’s character famously copulates with an apple pie. Yeah, that one. Well they’re making another sequel, called American Reunion (I hear the working title was “Dead Horse”), and the cast has been on tour promoting the new film. As a …

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Survey Gives Owner’s Perspective Of Compromised Websites

Cyber security company Commtouch teamed up with anti-malware nonprofit StopBadware recently to survey over 600 owners and administrators of previously compromised websites. The survey discovered a variety of surprising factoids, from the fact that WordPress is a favorite content management target of cybercriminals, that 36% of site owners don’t know why their site was hacked, and a whopping 63 percent …

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Scientists Link Prostaglandin Protein To Male Pattern Baldness

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine may be hot on the trail of a new cure for baldness, following their discovery of a link between male pattern baldness and the protein prostaglandin D synthase. Scientists have long understood that both genetic factors and testosterone play a role in male pattern balding, but until now, their exact …

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