From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Australian man who filmed himself riding an emu in hopes of landing a viral video may face animal cruelty charges. “What most overseas people get confused about Australia is they think we ride kangaroos to work but in actual fact we ride emus,” McMillan said in the video.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: It might be time to start caring.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: In 2009 Jose Barrera’s son, Kevin, 14, was murdered next to the railroad tracks in Richmond, Calif. Last week, Barrera got to relive his death, when he learned that a Google Maps image of the area showed Kevin’s body.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: The online building-block game Minecraft is a great tool that can lead to the strengthening of a player’s creative and strategic abilities. For one unfortunate child, though, the game led to something else: a felony charge.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: Should the right to take upskirt photos of unsuspecting women on the subway be covered under the First Amendment? That’s what 31-year-old Andover, Mass. resident Michael Robertson is arguing.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Arizona man has been arrested for selling a home on Craigslist. The problem? It wasn’t his home.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: Is there anything America loves more than a criminal with a conscience? If the Internet’s cooing over a remorseful pumpkin thief is any indication, we’re guessing no.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: The arrest of alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht has brought renewed interest in the shadowy Deep Web network. While most of the attention has been paid to the trafficking of illegal narcotics, even a quick tour through the Deep Web shows the prevalence of another type of clandestine service: contract killers.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: Finally, it’s illegal for Californians to post pictures of you naked online without your consent. Now posting “revenge porn”—typically the purview of seedy, spurned exes—can earn Golden State residents up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: It took a little more than a week for China to make its first arrest under a controversial new law against “online rumors,” which criminalizes popular online posts—those by more than 5,000 people or reblogged more than 500 times—that start or spread false information.