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  1. Here’s 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Hacking, Rapping and Being Super ’90s in a Previously Unreleased TV Pilot

    She's a beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn baby.

    Galentine's Day foreshadowing: she quotes Queen Latifah's "Ladies First."

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  2. Reddit Privacy Policy Update Requires Consent to Post Nude Images

    Hooray! The bare minimum of human decency is now policy!

    For those of you who thought you'd never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Reddit, the site is taking baby steps in a better direction: an update to their privacy policy bans the sharing of nude or sexually explicit images without the subject's consent.

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  3. Those “Worst Password” Lists Could Be Felonies Under Department of Justice Proposal

    As opposed to just criminally stupid.

    A proposed alteration to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) from the Department of Justice would turn the dissemination of any information or passwords that could be used to compromise a protected computer into a crime—including those horrendous "worst password" lists. This may sound like a stupid move for cyber security, but on the bright side, at least something would finally be stupider than those passwords.

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  4. UK and US to Stage “Cyber Attack War Games,” Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy’s Involvement Unknown

    Joshua, is that you?

    Not all cyber attacks involve hilariously bad infographics, Spider-Man crossover rumors, and institutionalized misogyny. For attacks that might damage more than just a movie studio's reputation, the United States and United Kingdom will work together to train cyber operatives in "cyber attack war games." I guess no one told them the only winning move is not to play.

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  5. Marriott Ends Ban on Personal Wi-Fi Networks, Hotels Return to Lawless Internet Chaos

    Wi the last Marriott.

    Remember back in October, when the good people of the Internet were outraged by the reveal that a Marriott resort in Nashville was blocking convention goer's mobile hotspots and charging exorbitant prices for hotel Wi-Fi? Well, Marriott promises that won't happen anymore! Kind of. Maybe. Get all of your hotel Internetting done now, just in case?

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  6. Review: Blackhat is a Series of Fun, Dumb Tubes

    Avengers/Suicide Squad crossover, go!

    The weirdest thing about Blackhat isn't that it's set in a universe where all computer scientists look like Chris Hemsworth or Leehom Wang (not that computer scientists can't be beefcakes, but there's beefcake and then there's BEEFCAKE).

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  7. Syfy Developing Hackers Reality Show; Christian Slater Hacker Drama Gets Series Order

    Hack the Planet!

    Few activities are less dynamic than diddling away on one's keyboard, but (presumably in light of the highly-publicized recent attack on Sony), hackers are about to be glamorized in not one but two TV shows. Thanks, maybe-not-North-Korea!

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  8. People Are Using Hacked Toy Hobbit Sting Swords to Find Unsecured Wi-Fi

    "I will give you a name...and I shall call you NO MORE LINKSYS."

    The Elvish smiths of Gondolin had their priorities straight: having an early-warning system for nearby goblins and orcs is all well and good, but finding accessible Wi-Fi networks is just as important. And now, thanks to the work of some enterprising nerds over at Spark.io, Sting's true web-cutting potential has finally been revealed!

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  9. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Attacks, Outages Continue to Ruin Christmas

    Meanwhile, my Nintendo 64 works just fine. Just saying.

    Christmas is canceled. Well, if you got an Xbox or PlayStation console, it might feel that way. Both systems' online gaming networks are still experiencing trouble today after they were downed yesterday by "hackers."

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Your Christmas Tree is Big, You Say?

    It's a metafir.

    A (nearly to-scale) Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree in Japan's Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall.

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