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The Most Inventive Google Doodles - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, Google, internet )

Cher
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Google has adapted its logo for everything from Doctor Who's birthday to London's underground's 150th birthday, sometimes even involving animation. Here are some of the finest 'Doodles'
Teenager Uses Facebook to Save Romania's Stray Dogs
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Kelly
- 5 days ago - in.reuters.com
When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme. Credit: Reuters/Bogdan Cristel/Files
MEPs Vote to Scrap Mobile Roaming Fees in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Mobile, Phones, Internet, telecoms reforms, European Commission, EU )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The cost of phone calls abroad has been gradually reduced by the EU, The European Parliament has voted to scrap the roaming fees charged for using a mobile phone while abroad.
US Blasts Europe's Plan for Anti-Snooping Network as 'Unfair Advantage'
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Europe, France, Germany, Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Merkel, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, Snowden, Social networks )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent emails and phone calls from being swept up by the NSA, warning that such a move is a violation of trade laws.
TEN Firefighters Needed to Pull One-Eyed Horse From River in Dramatic Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: horse, rescue, firefighters, video, images, GoodNews, animalwelfare, internet, health, risks, protection, safety )

Borg
- 20 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Firefighters launched a dramatic rescue to haul a stricken one-eyed horse from a river in Lancashire. Ruby the 21-year-old mare stumbled into the River Irwell near Bolton while out with her rider.After receiving the call, 10 firefighters from Greater Manc
Snowden Leak: NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers
Offbeat  (tags: technology, Hacking, Intelligence, Internet, Security, USA )

Ray
- 41 days ago - rt.com
Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The Dark Psychology of Internet Trolls
Offbeat  (tags: Internet trolls, dark psychology, bullies, victimised, Internet )

Marie
- 52 days ago - americablog.com
There's an area of forensic (having to do with legal or criminal cases) psychology that is known as "Dark Psychology." And it just might help us better understand Internet trolls -- people who feel the need to use the Internet to victimise.
Study: Internet Trolls Are Also Terrible In Real Life
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, internet, technology, bullying, trolls, online )

Robert
- 58 days ago - pcmag.com
Internet trolls and video game griefers are just as broken in real life as you've always suspected, according to a new psychology paper by Canadian researchers.
'The Day We Fight Back': 6,000 Websites Protest Surveillance, Honor Aaron Swartz
Offbeat  (tags: Anniversary, Gayane Chichakyan, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 70 days ago - rt.com
More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz's death.
Kitty Takes Care of Sick Puppy
Offbeat  (tags: protection, off-beat, interesting, news, odd, pets, pictures, health, dogs, safety, unusual, humor, home, CoolStuff, interesting, health, internet, media, cats, animalwelfare, pets )

Kelly
- 115 days ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Zeke is allergic to certain grasses, and broke out in hives. He just got home from the vet, where he was given steroid and Benedryl shots.
Four-Legged Clepto Pooch Caught on Surveillance Camera Stealing Treats
Offbeat  (tags: puppy pilfered, animals, interesting, humor, funny, business, unusual, pets, food, dogs, crime, photos, internet, media, americans )

Kelly
- 135 days ago - examiner.com
Fox News Carolina An utterly adorable husky had an exciting day off leash on Wednesday in Clinton, S.C. as he gently padded into the Dollar General Store through sliding doors and "dog lifted" such canine treats as pig ears, beef bones, dog food,
Meet Sir Stuffington the One Eyed Pirate Cat'
Offbeat  (tags: Sir, Stuffington, cat, one, eyed, Internet, offbeat )

Marie
- 213 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Sir Stuffington the one eyed pirate cat taking the Internet by storm
Best Viral Cat Videos Celebrated at US Festival
Offbeat  (tags: Internet, cat, film, festival, wonderful, video )

Giana
- 237 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Once enjoyed on the privacy of a home computer or during a work break, the humble viral cat video has been elevated to a public art form.
Video:We Tracked Down Our Biggest Troll...and Kind of Liked Him
Offbeat  (tags: internet, investigation, interesting, discovery, technology, safety, tech, world, off-beat, society, unusual, humans, ethics, culture )

JL
- 332 days ago - motherjones.com
Ever wonder what an internet troll is like in person? We met one in his lair.
The Psychological Strains of Digital Activism - Global Voices Advocacy
Offbeat  (tags: activism, psychological strain, inadequate, internet, technology, humans, world, interesting )

Tamara
- 368 days ago - advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org
My blog has remained silent for quite some time. The reasons lie in the post I am about to write. From 2009-2011 I played a pivotal role on the Internet side of the Iranian Green Movement. This brought me many opportunities, such as co-founding AccessNow
 

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