How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,

Charlie Sheen Responds To Allegations That He Raped 13-Year-Old Corey Haim

Charlie Sheen Responds To Allegations That He Raped 13-Year-Old Corey Haim
Charlie Sheen is no stranger to controversy. The 52-year-old actor’s problems with alcohol and drug abuse have been widely reported in the media, and it’s no secret that he’s a womanizer, spending over a million dollars on the services of prostitutes. Now it’s been alleged that the father-of-five raped 13-year-old Corey Haim on the set of the set of the 1986 movie Lucas. This claim has come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has led to a

Bank prepares for Brexit job losses

Bank prepares for Brexit job losses
The Bank of England has asked banks and other financial institutions, such as hedge funds, to provide it with contingency plans in the event of Britain trading with the EU under World Trade Organization rules - what some have described as a "hard Brexit".That would mean banks based in the UK losing special passporting rights to operate across the EU.Goldman chief hints at Frankfurt moveBusiness bodies call for Brexit clarityThe EU could also impose other "locations specific" regulations such

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms
Toa Heftiba 1. Stop consuming caffeine Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, why — not from external stimulants.The scientific backing is substantial and unsurprising: Tony has a morning routine that includes several breathing exercises and visualization techniques that get him to a state of clarity and focus. For me, I use prayer and pondering (my version of meditation) as the same vehicle. Whatever your approach, the goal should be clarity and focus. What do you want to be about

Genealogy sites are whitewashing the history of slavery

Genealogy sites are whitewashing the history of slavery
700 physical monuments honoring the ConfederacyGenealogy and white supremacy have been linked in the United States since colonization, when wealthy families were obsessed with purity in bloodlines. In recent years, Americans have taken a renewed interest in discovering their lineage (some to prove that purity), heading to genealogy sites where the constructs of race and heritage—from family trees to DNA testing—are omnipresent. Without any historical context, though, what’s being compiled on sites like Ancestry.com is an alternative national history that

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church
(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday's church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl's mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.After a brief chase, law enforcement later found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound inside his vehicle. A law enforcement official briefed

1 million people have signed petition calling for Trump’s impeachment

1 million people have signed petition calling for Trump’s impeachment
As if the news could get any worse for President Donald Trump. Amid the hubbub of Monday’s three-hit beating from the federal investigation into Russian election meddling, a monied effort to impeach the president surpassed a major milestone. A petition launched by progressive mega-donor Tom Steyer calling for Trump’s impeachment surpassed 1.1 million signatures, Axios reports. While petitions alone cannot, of course, begin impeachment proceedings, the popularity of the petition is yet another sign of the president’s contentious stature

Singapore Will Stop Increasing Car Numbers From February 2018

Singapore Will Stop Increasing Car Numbers From February 2018
Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next year. The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport regulator said on Monday.“In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network," the Land Transport Authority said in a statement on its

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin And Other Media Moguls In Tell-All Video! Watch!!

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin And Other Media Moguls In Tell-All Video! Watch!!
WHOA!!! The Life On The D List alum sat in front of the camera for more than 17 minutes to tell the story of how TMZ's Levin, Bravo's Cohen and others are connected and tied in directly to the Donald Trump administration in the White House. She also publicly shamed CNN's Jeff Zucker over her lost New Year's Eve show gig alongside Anderson Cooper, and a few other major issues that have gone on in her career, as well.

‘Go to the dentist and get fined 100’

‘Go to the dentist and get fined 100’
But dentists say rising numbers of people with dementia, or those with learning difficulties, are being unfairly fined for something as simple as ticking a wrong box in confusing paperwork.When these have been challenged, about 90% have been overturned as having been incorrectly applied.The British Dental Association says the problem seems to be increasing and with an ageing population is only likely to get worse.Why dentists are complainingCharlotte Waite, a senior dentist working in Loughborough, Leicestershire, says this is

Exotic animal parties ‘to require licences’

Exotic animal parties ‘to require licences’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMobile zoo owner Scott Gavin uses snakes and a raccoon dog at parties Mobile zoos that provide exotic animals for children's parties will require licences to operate in England, the government has said.It comes as the RSPCA told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme animals such as meerkats and raccoons were being handled and kept inappropriately.Animals used currently range from snakes and tarantulas to - more controversially - skunks and monkeys.Animal welfare

Study Uses Hidden Sensors To Monitor Men And Women At Work, Finds All-Too-Familiar Reason For Gender Gap

Study Uses Hidden Sensors To Monitor Men And Women At Work, Finds All-Too-Familiar Reason For Gender Gap
Many investigations have taken place into why there is a gender gap at work, in terms of pay and in terms of why men are overrepresented in senior positions in the workplace. One of the main problems with studying the gap is gaining access to workplaces. Research has tended to rely on self-reported data such as surveys. A new study, however, was given unprecedented access to one workplace where women were underrepresented in upper management. Women in the company made up around 35-40 percent

6 Creative Ways To Enjoy Being Single So You’re Not Thinking About How Single You Are

6 Creative Ways To Enjoy Being Single So You’re Not Thinking About How Single You Are
I've been single for a while, and finally, I love it. It took me a while to figure out how to enjoy being single, but I have it down to a fine science. For years, I was the third wheel, accompanying all of my coupled-up friends while they did couple-y things, dying of jealousy and loneliness and literally feeling bad for myself — no exaggeration here. But then, I decided I was wasting a lot of my precious lifetime concentrating

Shrews Found To Physically Shrink And Grow Their Heads According To The Season

Shrews Found To Physically Shrink And Grow Their Heads According To The Season
Normally, if an animal’s brain shrinks in size, the results are not great. But for one species of animal, making their brain, skull, and some parts of their body physically shrink in sync with the seasons is a strategy they use to survive the harsh winters. By following a number of common shrews over the course of multiple seasons, researchers from the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology have confirmed that as the year approaches winter, the shrew's head shrinks by up to 20 percent

Types Of Boys On The Internet, Ranked

Types Of Boys On The Internet, Ranked
Viner Boys Prank ur neighbor as you'd prank urself . — josh o. (@jjoshkennedyy) September 30, 2017 Viner Boys (rip) are a national treasure and they should be supported financially by the government for the mental health benefit of the country. Some days vines are the only reason I can get out of bed, frankly. Viners wear keds without socks, flat brim baseball hats, and stained t-shirts. They prank people but in a way that’s actually funny unlike Youtuber

WTF?! Harvey Weinstein Claims Oprah Winfrey Was ‘Ready To Come Out And Publicly Support Him’

WTF?! Harvey Weinstein Claims Oprah Winfrey Was ‘Ready To Come Out And Publicly Support Him’
This is awkward… Harvey Weinstein has apparently been claiming that Sources say that Harvey has been going around telling everyone who will listen that a number of powerful people — Oprah included — have reached out to him and encouraged the producer to defend himself publicly, apparently even going so far as to say they'd have his back. Now, in Weinstein's telling of this story, apparently he repeatedly singled out Oprah as being a supporter who kept saying this