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Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

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Amazon defended an ad's use of the c-word as "light hearted" after the UK's ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) pulled it from the site.  The controversial online ad in question appeared on Amazon.co.uk  and featured a picture of a Christmas card by SmellYourMum.com that read "YOU'RE A C*** SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY...
Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word
Google, April 1, And The Trouble With Tricks You Know Are Coming

Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

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Filed under: Fun, P2P, Humor I'm sure you're sick of reading about April Fools' Day jokes, but this is one prank with a serious message. Russian Torrent site Vertor, tired of anti-piracy groups trying to shut them down, sent a most unusual package to six of its biggest opponents, including...
Torrent site sends condoms to MPAA in serious April Fools' message

Why are the LulzSec hackers being locked up? | James Ball

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A chance to put these young hackers' skills to better use goes wasted, while gangs who rob for personal gain go unpunishedFor lawmakers, illicit downloaders and hackers alike, the internet is one of the few bits of frontier territory left in the world: for the "rogues" there's lots more scope...
Why are the LulzSec hackers being locked up? | James Ball
THUS SPOKE ZUCKERBERG: 15 Quotes That Define The Facebook CEO's Life (FB)

Mozilla Hispano pranks blog readers with phony Firefox OS Facebook phone announcement

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Happy Day of Innocents! Think of it as the Spanish version of April Fool’s day and be on the look out for your friends out pranking online. Not ones to be left out of the frivolities, Mozilla Hispano has an interesting post on its blog today. “Facebook Phone OS based...
Mozilla Hispano pranks blog readers with phony Firefox OS Facebook phone announcement

Black-hat hacker group TeaMp0ison pranks UK’s Anti-terrorist hotline

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The black-hat hacking group known as TeaMp0ison has been trying to wind up Mi6′s Anti-Terrorist hotline staff with a prank call. According to a report on ZDnet the recording was announced in a tweet by the group and a YouTube video with a recording of the call plays out a conversation with...
Black-hat hacker group TeaMp0ison pranks UK’s Anti-terrorist hotline

Steve Jobs' first iPhone call still spawns Starbucks pranks 6 years later

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In a moment of levity during the iPhone's 2007 introduction, Steve Jobs prank called a San Francisco-area Starbucks; six years later, some Apple fans are pulling the same joke with some regularity....
Steve Jobs' first iPhone call still spawns Starbucks pranks 6 years later

PandoHouse Rock: "The Ballad of John McAfee"

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From anti-virus pioneer to fugitive blogger, the story of John McAfee has transfixed the tech world over the past few weeks. Today, Impact Future Media announced it has secured the movie rights for McAfee’s wild story, and we’ve asked for our readers’ thoughts on who should play the embattled entrepreneur....
PandoHouse Rock: "The Ballad of John McAfee"

How To Protect Yourself From Facebook Video Virus, Scams & Pranks

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Facebook being the most popular social network attracts many users and continues to grow in popularity. Not all Facebook users are computer savvy. This fact is often exploited by unscrupulous people. There have been many a scam, pranks and even malicious links and software that spread through Facebook. A lot...
How To Protect Yourself From Facebook Video Virus, Scams & Pranks

Toshiba Tech's erasable toner lets you photo-uncopy (video)

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Put away the matches, finally there's an eco-friendly way to get rid of those ill-thought photocopy pranks. Toshiba Tech has developed a toner that can be erased, letting you use a sheet of paper up to five times. Unlike similar solutions, you don't need special paper, but you will...
Toshiba Tech's erasable toner lets you photo-uncopy (video)

Did Best Buy’s inventory database reveal Sprint’s plan to carry the iPad 4G?

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. We’re all familiar with the intricacies of the Best Buy inventory system’s loose lips. Sure, sometimes it is just employees playing pranks but other times it reveals honest to goodness new stuff. On that note, Sprint 4G (“new”) iPads have appeared in this system and were screengrabbed for all to see.  This one...
Did Best Buy’s inventory database reveal Sprint’s plan to carry the iPad 4G?

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Grumpy babies, bad Apple and Doctor Who

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What's not to like as we watch a nobody dupe everyone into thinking he is a star and pay tribute to Neil ArmstrongBaby, you've got a temper on you! We kick off this week's video chart with some of the angriest babies in the world and boy, do they look...
Guardian Viral Video Chart: Grumpy babies, bad Apple and Doctor Who

Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup

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Find some buried treasure, fly in a glass-bottomed jet or mock the Caped Crusader... these are among the many ways you can be fooled thus far on this April Fools' Day, 2013. The media and technology sectors have been busy already this morning, coming up with some new and clever...
Fool Us Once: 2013 April Fools' Day Roundup
How do you follow up 'Gangnam Style'? Psy's new single hits 32 million views in one day

Prank Resulting In 2 NFL GMs Talking To Each Other Results In Up To 5 Years Of Prison, $500k Fine

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Insane legal actions over relatively mild pranks are coming fast and furious these days. We just recently discussed the 17 years old high school girl staring down felony charges over a childish year book prank. There have also been several cases of those that fall victim to pranks turning to...
Prank Resulting In 2 NFL GMs Talking To Each Other Results In Up To 5 Years Of Prison, $500k Fine
YouTube Lays Easter Egg In Tribute To Harlem Shake Meme

Best April Fools’ Jokes of 2012: Adblock is now CatBlock, Hungry Hippos comes to the iPad and more

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We couldn’t resist getting in on the April Fool’s action with our very own brand new pay-per-view model at The Next Web, and to keep the fun going, we’ve decided to put together a list of the best pranks that we’ve spotted around the Web so far. Google got a head...
Best April Fools’ Jokes of 2012: Adblock is now CatBlock, Hungry Hippos comes to the iPad and more

Apple's Debt to Jailbreakers Grows as Hacker Finds iOS Security Flaw

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High-profile jailbreak developer pod2g has uncovered what he calls a "severe" security flaw in iOS that allows people to spoof SMS text messages. Note to Apple HR: Hire this guy immediately. An Open Invitation to Hackers The issue, as pod2g explains it, has to do with a piece of data that's included in...
Apple's Debt to Jailbreakers Grows as Hacker Finds iOS Security Flaw

Engadget Eurocast 021 - 04.04.13

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An American has invaded the Eurocast! Okay, not really... We asked our amazing NYC-based editor, Joseph Volpe, to grace us with his lovely voice. Topics for this edition include the likely-to-be announced HTC & Facebook phone, Michael Dell's restructuring memo, OUYA (OH, YEAH) and our -- slightly NSFW --...
Engadget Eurocast 021 - 04.04.13

Publicity stunt done right: Thanks to Smore, you can add Microsoft’s Clippy to all your websites

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Alright, it’s a bit. Sure, Smore is looking to drum up publicity for their product in a way that is quickly becoming traditional: do something wonky, shareable, and fun. And, boom, articles. It works because such little stunts tend to entertain, and are often useful for pranks. Such is the...
Publicity stunt done right: Thanks to Smore, you can add Microsoft’s Clippy to all your websites

What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Says He's Seriously Recording A 7-Song 'Motivational' Album

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Andrew Mason, Groupon's founder who was ousted from the CEO position three months ago, made some announcements Thursday. He said he's lost weight, traveled, and planned to move to San Francisco. There, he'll join startup accelerator Y Combinator as a part-time partner and found a new company. He said he's...
Groupon Founder Andrew Mason Says He's Seriously Recording A 7-Song 'Motivational' Album

Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

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A lot has changed in the security realm since 2008 -- remember Alicia Keys' recent attempt to convince us her Twitter account was hacked, when we all know she still uses an iPhone even as BlackBerry's Creative Director? Pranks aside, the consumer world alone has been overrun with mass...
Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

No Plans Tonight? Play Chatroulette Bingo! [PICS]

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Have Chatroulette dating, pranks and random musical interpretations all lost their luster for you? Have no fear, now you can turn the random video chat site into a super fun game — like Bingo! Or Bingo Black (i.e. Bingo that involves liquor). Check out three Chatoulette Bingo boards after...
No Plans Tonight? Play Chatroulette Bingo! [PICS]

Hey Clock Fans: Here's a killer video collection of Scary Wake Up Pranks! http://bit.ly/a0IGtw

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Hey Clock Fans: Here's a killer video collection of Scary Wake Up Pranks! http://bit.ly/a0IGtw

How The Internet Is Ruining April Fools' Day

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Sure, the Guardian's joke was clever. And a couple other pranks have been vaguely amusing today. But, increasingly, April 1 has become one of the most annoying days to be online. Once upon a time the BBC pulled off one of the most successful and highly regarded April Fools'...
How The Internet Is Ruining April Fools' Day

Now this is an April Fools prank

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As I’ve already written elsewhere I think very little of the crap that is disguised as April Fools joke when it comes to the Web. However that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great and imaginative pranks being pulled. Much like this one that Biola University professor Matthew Weathers...
Now this is an April Fools prank

25 Pranks You Can Pull to Improve the Internet

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25 Pranks You Can Pull to Improve the Internet

DailyDirt: Fooling Some Of The People Some Of The Time...

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There's a sucker born every minute -- if you like to believe unverifiable statistics. Usually, if it's too good to be true, it ain't true. But as technology gets better, sometimes it's hard to distinguish sufficiently advanced algorithms from magic. Here are a few scams that successfully fooled some folks...
DailyDirt: Fooling Some Of The People Some Of The Time...
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