Why Google’s New Anti-Porn Policy Is Such a Big Deal

The corporate giant's stance against explicit content could have Internet-wide ramifications.
 

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of TV’s greatest sitcom with this collection of Seinfeld-themed Emojis. Unfortunately, they aren’t available to download for all keyboards yet (an app is coming soon), but don’t worry, the geniuses behind the artwork—who happen to be the same team behind the @Seinfeld2000 Twitter profile—are on the case:

We called Apple and tried to make this hapen but honestly the CEO, Tim Cook or whatever, he was like “how did you get my phone number, this is my confidentiel unlisted number. I am v busy, plese stop calling” and then when we called back he simply declined becase it went straght to voicemail after only one ring or whatever.

 

Why Google’s New Anti-Porn Policy Is Such a Big Deal

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We live in wondrous times. A man in Ohio named Zach Danger Brown thought it would be funny to set up a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $10 so that he could make a bowl of potato salad. In an interview with Buzzfeed, he explained, “I’ve always enjoyed potato salad at Memorial Day parties and Labor Day parties. Early this week someone asked if I’d ever made potato salad and I couldn’t say that I had. So I turned to Kickstarter to change that.” The unexpected publicity brought out the Internet’s most generous potato salad lovers and fans of ironic fundraising efforts, and so far, he’s exceeded his $10 goal by more than $35,000. And, there’s still 25 days left to go. Somehow, LeVar Burton’s $5.4 million Kickstarter effort to bring back Reading Rainbow seems just a little less impressive ...

Update: The Kickstarter has passed the $60,000 mark. Discuss

 

Imagine getting paid to lay in bed and binge watch Netflix all day. If you live in the U.K. and are currently looking for a new job, that dream may soon be a reality. The streaming programming provider is looking for a new “tagger,” whose job it will be to watch movies and TV shows from home—full time—and “describe them using objective tags." Netflix relies on a sophisticated tagging system to make all of those handy recommendations, and hey, somebody’s got to do the actual work of creating the tags. Even if you don’t live in the U.K. (where the lucky new Netflix employee must be), you can send your application here anyways, because if there was ever a job worth moving for, this is it ... Discuss

 

A developer named Brian Min has created this vintage-looking computer keyboard inspired by the classic design of mechanical typewriters. The old school style “Qwerkywriter” even has the ability to connect to a tablet in addition to desktop computers. You can watch several videos of how the typewriter-themed device was created over on its Kickstarter page (which has already reached its goal of $90,000) ... Discuss

 

Wireless carriers—typically known for being paragons of virtue and honesty—are under the microscope today, as the Federal Trade Commission alleges that T-Mobile was knowingly loading customers' bills with "hundreds of millions" of dollars worth of fake charges from third-party accounts.

The process is called "cramming," wherein third-party services (like flirting tips or celebrity gossip) get added to customer bills and then buried under jargon. While you generally have to opt in twice to such services, the FTC is accusing T-Mobile of "just buying phone numbers from random places and billing these consumers without any notice whatsoever," according to FTC lawyer Brian Shull. For T-Mobile's part, their CEO John Legere called the FTC's complaint "unfounded and without merit" ... Discuss