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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts

The ACLU is declaring victory in a lawsuit against the Minnewaska, Minnesota School District–one that could have implications in how schools construct privacy policies around students and their off-campus social media use. The story focuses on Riley Stratton, who the …

Revenge Porn Ban to Be Proposed at Federal Level Revenge Porn Ban to Be Proposed at Federal Level

While various efforts to ban so-called “revenge porn” have been taken at the state level, there hasn’t yet been a push at the federal level to enact laws to criminalize non-consensual online distribution of sexual content. According to reports, this …

Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself

Facebook tests new features and little tweaks all the time, and the majority of them never make it to primetime (meaning a global rollout). But here’s one that we think would be rather helpful. The company is testing a new …

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it …

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that …

CNN Producers Arrested Trying to Get into World Trade Center Site to Cover Recent Break-ins of the WTC Site

Two CNN producers have failed at something a set of BASE jumpers and a 16-year-old parkour enthusiast succeeded in doing: getting past security and scaling the World Trade Center. Reuters reports that 35-year-old Yon Pomrenze and 26-year-old Conner Fieldman Boals …

Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new …

Google Glass Goes Fashionable with Ray-Ban, Oakley Deal Google Glass Goes Fashionable with Ray-Ban, Oakley Deal

Google Glass is a lot of things, but one thing it’s not is particularly fashionable. When Google finally launches their wearable tech to the masses, all of the innovative features in the world aren’t going to help sell the thing …

Twitter Music Is Dead: App Removed, Service Goes Dark on April 18th Twitter Music Is Dead: App Removed, Service Goes Dark on April 18th

In news that is unlikely to affect most of you, Twitter has decided to give up on Twitter Music, the company’s trending music app that they launched last April. It’s been nearly a year since Twitter Music went live to …

Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie

Your face drives engagement. It’s really that simple. Your Instagram photos (and possibly your Facebook photos too) are going to be much more popular if they prominently feature one crucial element–a human face. The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up …

A Big Sex Scandal Involving ‘Anti-Gay’ Republican Is Brewing, According to Some Redditor A Big Sex Scandal Involving ‘Anti-Gay’ Republican Is Brewing, According to Some Redditor

It’s safe to say that the vast majority of the stuff people say on reddit is complete and utter bullshit. That’s because reddit exists on the internet, of which 99.9% is total bullshit. When anonymous users are given fake internet …

Kentucky Fans Still the Most Basketball Obsessed, Twitter Data Shows Kentucky Fans Still the Most Basketball Obsessed, Twitter Data Shows

When it comes to loyal and devoted college basketball fandom, there’s simply no place like my old Kentucky home. The University of Kentucky Wildcats have the most wins in the history of college basketball, and they also have the highest …

Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

If you’re impatiently waiting for computers to actually start thinking, reasoning, and feeling like humans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of other high-profile investors have decided to help speed up the process. Zuckerberg, alongside Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags

#Brands #need #to #stop #being #so #hashtagheavy. Simply put, your Facebook posts are way less engaging when you overuse the hashtag. Sure, hashtags can be a great tool for brands to utilize across a wide range of social platforms-but when …

Obama Calls Ellen’s Record Tweet a Cheap Stunt Obama Calls Ellen’s Record Tweet a Cheap Stunt

As you may have heard, the deadline for Obamacare enrollment is fast approaching (it’s the end of the month, fyi). In order to get more people on board, President Obama has been on a media tour of sorts. The latest …

David Fincher Reportedly Wants Christian Bale (and Only Christian Bale) to Play Steve Jobs David Fincher Reportedly Wants Christian Bale (and Only Christian Bale) to Play Steve Jobs

In a turn of unbaleievable news coming out of the long-awaited Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic saga, it appears that David Fincher is holding out for Christian Bale for his lead. According to The Wrap, who quotes an individual familiar …

‘Family Friendly’ Walking Dead Will Re-Air on Fox Syndicate This Fall ‘Family Friendly’ Walking Dead Will Re-Air on Fox Syndicate This Fall

If you love AMC’s hit zombie show The Walking Dead but hate all off the things that make The Walking Dead a zombie show–mainly the graphic depictions of exploding zombie heads–then you’re in luck. AMC and MyNetworkTV (a Fox-owned network) …

Netflix’s New Drama Adds Sam Shepard, Still Doesn’t Have a Name Netflix’s New Drama Adds Sam Shepard, Still Doesn’t Have a Name

The nameless new Netflix original from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler has added another well-respected, veteran actor to the mix. The Hollywood Reporter says that Sam Shepard, whose resume is too vast to condense here, …

Gamers Are Now Student Athletes at Top South Korean University Gamers Are Now Student Athletes at Top South Korean University

Although we’re coming around to it, there’s no doubt that places like South Korea are a little more into eSports than we are. But if a South Korean mother did happen to get a bit concerned with the amount of …

Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well

When the largest company in any arena announces plans to purchase the second-largest company in the same arena, you can hear whatever crumb of competition that currently exists slowly falling from the market. It sounds like the faint cries of …

Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen …

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you …

Man Blackmailed After Responding to Craigslist Sex Ad with Naked Photo Man Blackmailed After Responding to Craigslist Sex Ad with Naked Photo

My mother always told me “Josh, never send naked selfies to people you don’t know on the internet.” That was her favorite mom warning, apart from “Josh, don’t blackmail people.” Moms are so smart. A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty …

‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time ‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time

Operating behind its “wall of secrecy,” the National Security Agency has been put on one watchdog’s list of ‘Enemies of the Internet.’ “Identifying government units or agencies rather than entire governments as Enemies of the Internet allows us to draw …