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Pakistan Tries to Block 400,000 Websites, Fails

Pakistan launched one of its most ambitious censorship initiatives in memory at the beginning of 2016, with a Supreme Court order to “take remedial steps to quantify the nefarious phenomenon of obscenity and pornography that has an imminent role to corrupt and vitiate the youth of Pakistan.” It’s apparently not going well.

Inside Tumblr’s Teen Killer Cults

Tumblr, the digital hiding place for fifteen-year-old girls and their teenage angst, is commonly associated with social justice, third-wave feminism and fluorescent-dyed hair. It is a place regularly mocked by other online communities for its politically-correct stances and oversensitive reactions to anything

Inside The Tumblr Shoplifting Craze

The mere mention of Tumblr leads to exasperated groans from anyone of sound mind. The microblogging site, now owned by Yahoo!, has played host to a myriad of rabid social justice warriors and third-wave feminists for years. Straight white males are usually

David Karp of Tumblr (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press)

Net Neutrality: Silicon Valley’s Whiz Kids Are Stumped

The whiz kids of Silicon Valley are celebrating the GOP’s apparent collapse on Net Neutrality. The New York Times exults: “the little guys appear to have won.” It omits that the “little guys” are some of the richest people in America, and–by their own lights–the smartest. The odd thing is that the nerds who have an app for everythng seem to be unable to explain what Net Neutrality actually is, and why we need it. Case in point: Tuesday’s epic failure by Tumblr CEO David Karp on CNBC.

Keira Knightley Poses Topless, Protests Photoshop

Keira Knightley Poses Topless, Protests Photoshop

Keira Knightley did something we’re not used to hearing about in Hollywood.  The 29-year-old actress posed topless for the August issue of Interview Magazine in protest against photoshop so people could see her in her natural state.  The shoot was reportedly a

Kansas City Royals Take Fans Back to the Future

Kansas City Royals Take Fans Back to the Future

If you could drive a DeLorean three decades into the past, you’d likely stumble upon a dark hall full of Americans captivated by the idea of driving a DeLorean three decades into the past. You would also find a small-market

WH: We Weren't Looking for an Ebola Expert to be Czar

WH: We Weren't Looking for an Ebola Expert to be Czar

During Friday’s White House Press Briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that new Ebola czar Ron Klain was qualified for the position despite his lack of a healthcare background because the White House was not looking for an

Hillary: Ebola 'Is Not Going to Stay Confined'

Hillary: Ebola 'Is Not Going to Stay Confined'

In a speech given to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Foundation in Las Vegas, NV on Monday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a potential 2015 Democratic presidential candidate weighed in on the threat of Ebola spreading

SoundCloud Loses Money Faster as it Grows

SoundCloud Loses Money Faster as it Grows

Here is a brilliant Internet business plan: We get rich by creating a service that goes viral and generates 175 million customers. We then make $.08 a year on each and every one of them! All we have to do

Fmr Dem Sen Webb Won't Say If Hillary Is Qualified

Fmr Dem Sen Webb Won't Say If Hillary Is Qualified

Former Democratic Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, would not say if Hillary Clinton was qualified to be president on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.  When host Chuck Todd commented that Webb is seen as a potential candidate who would

Fournier: Obama Unpopularity Is 'an Anvil to Democrats'

Fournier: Obama Unpopularity Is 'an Anvil to Democrats'

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day” during the show’s “Inside Politics” segment, National Journal’s Ron Fournier reacted to a new CNN/ORC poll which showed Scott Brown and incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a 48-48 percent tie in that state’s