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Welsh girl perfectly sums up the dark irony of the internet in 2 images



LONDON — A Welsh girl has shared two images on Twitter that show the dark side of being a woman on the internet — and the irony of how women are treated on social media.

Catrin Williams took to Twitter on Friday to share the following two screengrabs from her Snapchat. Her tweet has gone hugely viral over the weekend, with well over 30,000 retweets at the time of writing.

Here’s the photo that Williams shared…

Football fans defy rules, wave Palestinian flags in political protest



Scottish football club Celtic faces a sanction from UEFA, Europe’s football governing body, after fans waved Palestinian flags during a Champions League match against Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva.

‘Making a Murderer’ conviction overturned: Brendan Dassey could be freed



MADISON, Wis. — A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in a case profiled in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.

The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction and ordered him freed within 90 days unless prosecutors decide to retry him. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Justice, which was handling the case, did not immediately return a message seeking…

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Mark Hamill recorded a voicemail message as the Joker and it’s delightful



If you’ve always dreamed of being kidnapped by Batman’s psychotic clown archenemy the Joker, Mark Hamill can make that happen for you.

The iconic Jedi master, who is also the celebrated voice of Joker in the animated Batman universe, left a voicemail message in-character on the comic book artist Jim Lee’s phone.

The message is just creepy enough to convince would-be callers that their friend is actually…

You can now send a letter to President Obama with a Facebook bot



President Obama is about to get a lot more mail.

Internet unites to find 6-year-old who sent message in a bottle



LONDON — There’s something very romantically optimistic about placing a message in a bottle adrift at sea in hope that it might one day reach a distant shore to be discovered by a complete stranger.

In earlier times, if such a message did happen to find its way to a recipient, there was little chance that the sender would ever know.

Dublin pub takes the piss out of Donald Trump, literally



LONDON — Dublin has a new bar in town, and as with any new business in a bustling city, the Adelphi pub on Middle Abbey Street will need a unique identity to set it apart.

Facebook removed these body positive lingerie ads…and then reinstated them



LONDON — A British lingerie brand whose body positive adverts were removed from Facebook has succeeded in its fight to have the ads reinstated.

Your WhatsApp messages are not being deleted from you iPhone



Your WhatsApp conversations may not be as private as you believed.

iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski wrote in a blog post Thursday that he has discovered the messenger program is retaining traces of your deleted messages.

The company rolled out end-to-end encryption in April for its users, meaning that your message stays private while traveling between devices. WhatsApp doesn’t claim to have self-destructing messages, but it does claim: “Deleted messages are permanently deleted from your…

Donald Trump does his Reddit AMA in the most Donald Trump way possible



Republican Party nominee for president of the U.S., Donald J. Trump, made good on his promise and held a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session late Wednesday.

And while many thought this would be a disaster, Trump and his supporters on Reddit managed to turn the normally open concept of the AMA interview into a very on-message experience.

Trump played this one smart. Instead of doing the AMA — basically an open-ended interview, where the Reddit community asks the questions — on Reddit’s IAmA