Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug

I feel grumpy. It's probably too late for me to be up. There's a house full of people, some kind of party. I go to my parents' room to lie on the bed, and my Grandpa Pat comes after me. He wants a hug and a kiss. I don't feel like it. I like him, but I'm always a little shy: he's got that big barrel chest and smells… » 10/23/14 4:00pm 10/23/14 4:00pm

British Spies Shocked People Use Webcams to Send Pics of Their Junk

Officials in the British spy program responsible for collecting and batching images from Yahoo users' webcams were shocked — SHOCKED! — to discover that people often use webcams to transmit pictures of their naughties to other denizens of cyber space. This only goes to further prove that governments are about as… » 2/27/14 3:45pm 2/27/14 3:45pm

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you've ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don't worry—we're here to help you cover your tracks. » 10/01/13 3:49pm 10/01/13 3:49pm

Dumb Indiana Proposal Would Punish Pregnant Drug Addicts

Indiana's Republican Attorney General proposed a law that would require pregnant welfare recipients' benefits to be contingent on passing a series of drug tests; if they can't pass, they can't buy food. Great idea guys — what economically disenfranchised pregnant drug addicts need is some good old fashioned… » 9/26/13 12:50pm 9/26/13 12:50pm

Fitness Apps Are Telling Everyone About How Bad You Suck at Sports

It sounds like a great idea with no downside— a virtual coach that a person inspired to be fit (sigh, fine: "FITSPIRED PERSON") can download onto their phone for very little cost that helps them keep track of workouts and progress over time. Everyone's healthy! Everyone's happy! Everyone's organized! Except, as one… » 9/03/13 6:40pm 9/03/13 6:40pm

All Hell Breaks Loose After Nurse Writes About Her First Circumcision:…

We're all guilty of sometimes overutilizing social media. We use it to complain about friends, family, coworkers, jobs, and the many questionable characters on public transportation. We solicit advice, whine about Anne Hathaway, and share our dreams and desires. Facebook feeds can sometimes read like a damn Taylor… » 2/28/13 1:45pm 2/28/13 1:45pm

Netflix Can Share Your Viewing History So Now Everyone Will Know About…

It's easy to have the best intentions with Netflix. You fill your instant queue up with gritty documentaries and high brow Oscar winners like the King's Speech. Maybe you even add a few of those French Cerebral Thrillers with a Strong Female Lead and/or Dog that they keep recommending, but, in the end, all you really… » 12/28/12 11:10am 12/28/12 11:10am

‘Girls Around Me’ Developer Defends Its App’s Freedom to Be Super Creepy

After Foursquare cut off access on Saturday to the charming "Girls Around Me" app that made it possible to view the location of women on a map and their publicly available Facebook data and pictures, app's Russian developer, i-Free Innovations, issued a statement defending its right to streamline predatory stalking.… » 4/01/12 12:00pm 4/01/12 12:00pm

Nosy Colleges and Employers Are Coming for Your Facebook Passwords

Relieved because you finally figured out how to block those blacked-out party photos your former roommate refuses to de-tag on Facebook? Think again! Employers and colleges are growing dissatisfied with your politically correct, G-rated social media presence, and they want an all-access pass to all public photos of… » 3/06/12 1:10pm 3/06/12 1:10pm