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  • Photos: Strangers on Reddit helped this heart-broken father when he requested them to Photoshop his baby girl's photos after she passed away July 16, 2014

    It must have been a heart-breaking moment for this father to see his six week old daughter die of a rare disease she was born with. Nathen Steffel posted a photo of his baby daughter on Reddit asking users to Photoshop the image without the tubes. He posted a message...
  • Odisha's 'National School of Decency', TITS, TATTI: These 10 Indian institutes have the most unbelievably quirky names July 11, 2014

    Journalist Kushan Mitra tweeted a photo his mother clicked in Orissa. This institute is called the National School of Decency and advertised the 'International Indecency Prevention Movement'. It seems to be founded by an ex-IIPM guy named Kumar Bhai. The photo soon went viral and was uploaded on Imgur by...
  • UFOs, Mars, and the desolate place called Moon: 5 interesting things Buzz Aldrin discussed on his Reddit AMA that no one knew July 10, 2014

    American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk the moon, launched a social media campaign yesterday called Apollo 45. On the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Aldrin launched a YouTube channel and conducted an extremely insightful Reddit AMA. There are things from this AMA that left...
  • It was a flop show for Priyanka Chopra! 10 questions Priyanka Chopra refused to answer on her Reddit AMA July 3, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra probably woke up from the wrong side of her bed before getting ready for her Reddit AMA. Reddit can be really unforgiving when it wants to, and Priyanka Chopra got a first-hand example of that through her own Reddit AMA. Ask Me Anything or AMA is a fun...
  • Watch: 'The Internet's Own Boy - The Story of Aaron Swartz' June 30, 2014

    'The Internet's Own Boy,' a documentary by Brian Knappenberger, tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on January 11, 2013 at the young age of 26. Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal...
  • Internet sites join July 4 protest against US govt's surveillance July 5, 2013

    Washington: The online community rallied on Thursday in support of live protests against the US government's surveillance of internet activity, a practice recently exposed by a former contractor for the National Security Agency. Websites such as Reddit and Mozilla supported a campaign in cities across the United States to "Restore the...
  • Father lost control of the boys, says Boston marathon bombing suspects' uncle April 21, 2013

    Meanwhile, the father of the suspected Boston bombers claims his sons did not carry out the attacks. Officials say the second suspect captured has suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk yet. ...
  • MIT to release documents about information activist Aaron Swartz March 20, 2013

    Boston: The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January as he faced trial on hacking charges. The email announcement by MIT President L. Rafael Reif comes in...
  • Why did Aaron Swartz kill himself? January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit, was found dead weeks before he was to go on trial on charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles in an attempt to make them freely available to the public. But what drove the computer prodigy to suicide?...
  • Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide at 26 January 13, 2013

    Chicago: Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday. Police found Swartz's body in his Brooklyn, New York,...
  • US: Sikh student laughs off cruel taunts about her facial hair September 27, 2012

    London: A Sikh US student's dignified response to a tasteless post making fun of her facial hair has earned her a legion of fans. A man took a photo of Balpreet Kaur and uploaded onto Reddit in the 'funny' category with the tagline 'im (sic) not sure what to conclude from...
  • Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet April 22, 2011

    New York: Major websites including Foursquare and Reddit crashed or suffered slowdowns Thursday after technical problems rattled Amazon.com's widely used Web servers, frustrating millions of people who couldn't access their favorite sites. Though better known for selling books, DVDs and other consumer goods, Amazon also rents out space on huge computer...