November 20, 2018

Google+ social network opened up for everyone

Google+ is being opened up for anyone to join after two-and-a-half months of closed testing that saw its membership grow to around 25 million. To start with Googles attempt to get a slice of the social networking market dominated by Facebook and Twitter was only offered to journalists and people … [Read more...]

Channel 9 sacks staff over fake ‘live’ interviews

Three Australian journalists have been sacked and a Channel nine news director has resigned in the fall-out from the network's faked live helicopter crosses to the Daniel Morcombe search scene. Reporters Melissa Mallet and Cameron Price were fired by management yesterday as well as Nine News … [Read more...]

Piers Morgan under pressure over phone hacking allegations

British journalist Piers Morgan, now carving out a lucrative career in the United States as a celebrity interviewer for CNN is under increasing pressure to return to Britain to explain what he knows about the country's phone hacking scandal. The heat was turned up on Morgan, 46, when Heather … [Read more...]

China netizens attack authorities over train crash response

Outrage from ordinary citizens in China is gathering momentum following the indifferent response by authorities in China following the deadly bullet train crash on Saturday. A bullet train was struck from behind by another train near Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, killing at least 38 … [Read more...]

Aussie film star found dead in park

David Ngoombujarra, who starred in Ned Kelly, Rabbit Proof Fence and Australia has been found dead in Perth. The 44 year-old actor and three-time Australian Film Institute award winner was found in a park in Fremantle on Sunday and was pronounced dead at Fremantle Hospital. Police say they … [Read more...]

LulzSec launch “Murdoch Meltdown Monday” against media empire

Hacking group, Lulz Security, have taken down all News Corporation's British websites in an attack they called "Murdoch Meltdown Monday." Websites for The Sun, The Times and News International were all inaccessible this morning. The Sun came back on but was displaying a fake story that … [Read more...]

Mating turtles shut down JFK runway

More than 150 turtles have crossed over an active runway and disrupted air traffic at New Yorks' John F Kennedy airport on Wednesday so that they could continue their mating season. The diamondback terrapins were trying to get to a sandy area to lay their eggs but to get there they had to cross … [Read more...]

Speculation about health of Hugo Chavez

Two weeks after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's underwent an operation in Cuba for what was 'officially' described as a pelvic abscess. On Friday the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Mr Chavez - who is still in Cuba - was in what he called a "great battle" for his health." … [Read more...]

LulzSec announces its hacking days are over

Secrative but high profile hacking group Lulz Security (LulzSec) has annouced on its Twitter account that it is disbanding. After an action packed few weeks which saw cyber attacks on such high profile websites as Sony, Nintendo, Fox, PBS, the CIA, and the US Senate. LulzSec have not given a … [Read more...]

Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress

High profile US politician Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office after the intense publicity over sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. The 46-year-old Democrat and former New York Mayoral candidate, made the announcement in his home … [Read more...]

LulzSec hackers shut down CIA website

The internet hacker group Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for shutting down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency. The alleged hack on the CIA.gov website occurred on the same day as LulzSec opened a telephone request line for fans to suggest potential hacking … [Read more...]

Crystal Harris pulls plug on wedding to Hugh Hefner

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has been dumped by his 25-year-old fiancee, Crystal Harris only days out from their lavish wedding at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. On her website, Crystal Harris wrote that she had taken the decision "after much deep reflection and thought". We are unsure if … [Read more...]

Wayne Rooney has hair transplant

Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney has had a hair transplant at a clinic in London's Harley Street. Details are sketchy but it appears his motive is to have more hair. Posting on Twitter as most stars are prone to do these days, Rooney said "Just to confirm to all my followers … [Read more...]

Kates dress to meet Obamas’ crashes fashion retailers website

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge has sparked a fashion frenzy over what she wore to meet Michelle and Barack Obama. Kate, looking elegant, slim and tanned as she met the Obamas was wearing an off the rack Reiss dress that retails for only $268. The online demand was such that the Reiss … [Read more...]

Protest against ‘Wellywood’ sign gathers momentum

Protesters outraged Wellington Airport's plan to erect a giant 'Wellywood' sign are promising to "blockade" Wellington Airport tonight. The 30 metre long, 8 metre high sign that mimic's the 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles is due to be erected in June on a hillside next to Wellington … [Read more...]