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Accidental Kitty Cat Filter Undermines Pakistani Minister’s Serious Livestream

No, Shaukat Yousafzai is not a furry. The regional Pakistani minister just happened to be on the wrong (perhaps right?) end of a social media snafu. During a press briefing that was streamed on Facebook Live, an AR cat filter was left on, leaving Yousafzai with dainty pink ears, whiskers, and a bit of a blush. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Ends its Watch With Plastic Water Bottle in Plain Sight

After eight seasons of watching Game of Thrones, last night’s series finale left many thirsting for resolution. Including some cast members. Read More >>

Cinema Accidentally Plays Horror Movie Trailer Before Peter Rabbit, Families Run Out Screaming

The upcoming horror movie Hereditary is being touted as one of the scariest films of the year. So when a cinema outside Perth, Australia accidentally played the trailer before a screening of Peter Rabbit, you can guess what happened. Read More >>

YouTube Displayed Some Pretty Obvious Ads for Pornographic Webcams on Trending Videos

YouTube has been serving up an ad that, with one click, leads to hardcore porn, Motherboard reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

Did T-Mobile Austria Really Just Admit It Stores Customer Passwords in Plaintext?

Given that password theft from major tech companies like Yahoo has become routine, most large firms now store their users’ passwords in an encrypted format. Keeping a list of users’ passwords in plaintext creates a huge risk—stealing that password database can give a hacker access to millions of accounts. And if a company’s users reuse their passwords on other websites, the breach can put a customer’s entire online identity at risk. Read More >>

The Utah State Bar Is ‘Investigating’ How It Emailed All the Lawyers a Picture of Boobs

The Utah State Bar is very confused as to how it emailed a picture of some boobies to lawyers throughout the state and is “investigating” how the image was included alongside content promoting its 2018 Spring Convention in St. George. Read More >>

Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi

Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly killing peoples’ Wi-Fi. The problem, first reported by Android Police, originally seemed localised to users of the Google Home Max speaker and the cheap, but usually excellent, TP-Link Archer C7 router. However since Android Police first reported the problem, it seems to have spread to other Google devices and TP-Link routers. Read More >>

Bing’s Translator Accidentally Confuses Islamic State and Saudi Arabia

Bing, Microsoft’s version of Google, learned the hard way that fluffing your translation service is a bad way to win friends on the internet. Read More >>

Hacked Slack Chats Reveal School Teachers Are Insufferable Dicks

It’s a harsh lesson to learn, but internal chat messages like Slack are really not your friend. In fact, they can be your worst enemy. Teachers at the Blackstone Valley Prep High School in Rhode Island learned that lesson in the most embarrassing way possible. Read More >>

Kanye, Champion of Paid Streaming Music, Got Caught Torrenting Software

Kanye has tried repeatedly and often to make artist-friendly streaming service Tidal happen. The premise is that Tidal is a “fair” way to stream music, an artist-friendly experience that gives back money to the creators. Which is great, but it appears Kanye can’t be bothered to pay for music software. Read More >>

Oops, More Revealing Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Arrive Early

The Emperors at Disney and Lucasfilm have declared that all Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are only to be revealed during ‘Force Friday’ events on September 4th. But apparently the stock people at a British Columbia Toys “R” Us didn’t get that memo. Read More >>

At the DARPA Robotics Challenge, We Saw a Lot of Robots Fall Over

Friday marked Day one of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, in which elite robots from around the world faced off to compete for £2.29 million in prizes. We saw some of humanity’s finest bots drive vehicles, remove rubble, cut through walls and climb up stairs. Read More >>

Publisher Accidentally Puts Porn Star on a Maths Textbook

Lazy Googling strikes again! A Thai textbook publisher had to recall 3,000 copies of a maths textbook after it was discovered that one of the photos on the book's cover came from a porn movie. Won't somebody please think of the children? Read More >>

Editor Accidentally Copy-Pastes Facebook Status Into Newspaper Article

Readers of the Memphis Commercial Appeal found a strangely out-of-place paragraph in an article about business zoning regulations: A 350-plus word status update apparently intended for the Facebook page of the newspaper's copy editor. At least she alerted us that it'd be long. Read More >>