It has becomes something of an online obsession: apocalyptic websites announcing the end of the world : over three million web pages devoted to the 21st December 2012… And you can buy survival kits online, builds shelters and rent out collective bunkers. Sites that could be deemed a touch absurd; but the Interministerial Mission for Combating Cultic Deviancy is taking them very seriously indeed.
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In this edition: young Iranians using illegal technology to bypass internet censorship; a Facebook page naming and shaming bad parents in Kenya; and a butterfly fails to faze a...
2014-09-17 Social Media
In this edition: WikiLeaks releases a list of governments using"weaponized malware"; outrage over a "Human Zoo" installation in the UK; and a man high-fiving passers-by in New...
2014-09-16 Social Media
In this edition: news media urged not to show ISIS videos; the "Book Bucket challenge" sweeping the web; and a golfing duo in a pretty impressive display.
2014-09-12 Social Media
In this edition: reactions to Barack Obama's speech on the Islamic state organisation, a campaign to stop violence against aboriginal women in Canada, and an original cover...
2014-09-15 Social Media
In this edition: online reactions to the death of David Haines; politicians in the Philippines challenged to ride public transport; and a billiards champ in a stunning display.