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Why 9/11 Truthers Are Obsessed With The Plasco High-Rise Fire in Tehran

On January 19th, 2017, the Plasco building, a 17-story steel high-rise in Tehran, caught fire. The blaze began on one of the building’s upper floors and then spread quickly through the tower’s sprinkler-less garment workshops. As the Tehran fire department battled the nearly unreachable fire, the steel skyscraper collapsed in full view of Iranian state television cameras. Read More >>

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Citizen, the Creepy Crime-Fighting App Formerly Known as Vigilante, Somehow Gets £9 Million

Citizen, the extremely dubious rebranding of Vigilante—an app which notifies users of 911 reports near them and encourages them to go out and shoot videos of the crimes and their aftermath—has somehow managed to acquire a new round of eight-figure funding. Read More >>

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A Four-Year-Old Boy Used Siri to Save His Unconscious Mother’s Life

When a young boy identified only as Roman couldn’t wake up his unconscious mother, he did what any astute, technologically-adept four-year-old would do: He used his mother’s finger to unlock her phone, and then asked Siri to call emergency services. The boy’s actions saved his mother, but the incident exposes some dark and dangerous flaws in our increasingly landline-less world. Read More >>

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iPhone Bug Can Force Phones to Repeatedly Call Emergency Services

Last month, we covered the arrest of a teenager who utilised a bug to spread a malicious link on Twitter that forced iPhones to repeatedly call 911. And now, we finally know how the bug actually works. Read More >>

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Teen Arrested After Forcing Phones to Call 911 Nonstop

Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, 18, was arrested on three counts of felony computer tampering after allegedly sending out a link on Twitter that forced people’s phones to call 911 repeatedly. Authorities were not amused. Read More >>

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Shop is Very Sorry for Exploiting 9/11 With its ‘Twin Tower Sale’ Advert

In a deeply regrettable attempt to cash in on human tragedy using viral video magic, a company called Miracle Mattress decided to film and post a bizarre commercial promoting its “Twin Tower sale”. Read More >>

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Siri Directs 9/11 Questions to the Police

Conspiracy theorists beware: they're listening to you. It turns out if you ask Siri about the events of 9/11, it'll call the police on you. Read More >>

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Photos of Tourists Staring at the WTC Are Weirdly Riveting

If you've ever been to Lower Manhattan, you've seen them: Swarms of sightseers with their eyes raised skyward, gawking at One World Trade Centre. Annoying to some, but revealing to photographer Keith Goldstein—whose photo essay Looking On captures the neck craning. Read More >>

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A 9/11 Plane Part Has Been Found in New York City

The NYPD is saying that a 5-foot long airplane part of a 9/11 plane has been found in an alley near the World Trade Center. The landing gear part, which came from one of the airplanes that crashed into the Twin Towers, was found three streets from Ground Zero. It's incredible given that it's been more than 11 years since the tragic event of September 11th. Read More >>

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Listen to This Drunk Idiot’s Emergency Calls Over His Broken iPhone

It's unclear whether this moron Michael Alan Skopec was drunk beyond belief or had just returned home from a lobotomy, but either way, he was angry! Why? IPHONE NO WORK. So, naturally, he called the US' 911 number. Repeatedly. Here are the tapes. Read More >>