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Dating Platform Zoosk Ditches IPO Plan As Founders Exit Leadership Roles


The countries with the most and least Internet freedom



Internet freedom around the world has declined for the fourth year in a row, as more countries introduce aggressive online censorship measures, according to a new report.

Freedom on the Net 2014, the fifth-annual report released by independent watchdog organization Freedom House last week, found that of the 65 countries assessed, 36 experienced a negative trajectory in online freedom between May 2013 and May 2014. This was due to factors such as blocked social networks, aggressive online…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile Under Attack From Brazilian Trolls

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DIY artificial insemination: How to get pregnant with a racquetball



When Nellie Mead and Teresa Espinosa conceived their daughter, they did it without sex, a fertility clinic or medical supervision. Instead, Espinosa injected a friend’s sperm into a menstrual cup she bought at a drugstore. She then inserted the cup into Mead’s vagina in their Spring Hill, Florida, home. Aliena was born in July.

“I was shocked when it worked,” says Mead, 25, who had thought her only options were “to have sex with a guy and that wasn’t happening” or “to save thousands of…

London protestors rally against UK porn laws by sitting on each others’ faces



LONDON — Hundreds of protestors have descended on Parliament to protest against new porn regulations.

A mass “face-sitting” is being staged Friday at the Old Palace Yard in central London to challenge a recent law included in the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, which bans a variety of activities from being depicted in online porn.

Anything involving “physical restraint,” “strong physical and verbal abuse” and…

Facebook Combines Atlas, Audience Network, And LiveRail Into An AdTech Voltron


You can now buy Nick Offerman’s wooden emoji to benefit charity



Though Nick Offerman’s wooden emoji began as a joke, these handcrafted odes to texting can finally be yours IRL — and for a good cause.

The mustachioed Parks and Recreation star is known on- and off-screen for his craftsmanship, and is the proud proprietor of Offerman Woodshop. When his fake informercial for wooden emoji aired on Conan in November, fans wrote in to express serious interest in purchasing real ones

Thanks to the outpouring of support, Team Coco is now offering real,…

Yik Yak fixed security flaw that exposes ‘anonymous’ users



It seems Yik Yak, the popular anonymous messenging app, wasn’t quite as anonymous as some people thought.

The company didn’t encrypt a “seemingly innocuous” aspect of the app, according to SilverSky Research Labs. That allowed hackers to easily take over other accounts — not only seeing users’ previous posts, but creating new ones.

Luckily, there’s a fix. SilverSky notes that it told Yik Yak about the problem on Dec….

Cyber sleuths reveal new clues about mysterious Sony hackers



On Aug. 15, 2012, a group calling itself the “Cutting Sword of Justice” hacked into the network of Saudi oil giant Aramco, and destroyed all data on 30,000 of its computers. Less than a year later, another mysterious group of hackers self-identified as the “Whois Team” launched a cyberattack on South Korea, hitting some of the country’s banks and TV companies, and wiping multiple hard drives in their computers.

In both of these attacks, which are known as “Shamoon” and “DarkSeoul”, the…