4chan

4chan Is the Opium of the People

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech
Lukas Mikelionis

4chan has always catered to a very narrow group of people: be it manga and anime lovers in the beginning; to sad, angry and aggravated trolls whose premise of privacy is built on the idea that hacking iCloud is the user's fault.

Review: 'Teh Internet Is Serious Business', Royal Court Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Teh Internet is Serious Business (typo deliberate) at the Royal Court is a really exciting, dynamic production about collaborative hacktivism. Anonymous, LulzSec and 4Chan are all included in this show that blurs fact with fiction as it seeks to reflect the good and the sinister about lives lived online.

Feminism Proudly Presents: Emma Watson Vs Internet Trolls

Sophie Bauer | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sophie Bauer

By now everyone will have heard, or at least heard of, Emma Watson's speech launching the UN Women's HeForShe campaign. Gender equality and sexual and...

Michael Rundle

The Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat Was A Hoax

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

The threat to release nude photos of the actress Emma Watson was a hoax designed to bring down 4chan. The threat was issued following Watson's spee...

Hoax Convincing People To Microwave Their iPhones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

A new hoax has surfaced which is convincing people that they can now wirelessly charge their iPhones in the microwave using a new feature in iOS 8 cal...

Someone Has Bought This Screenshot For $90,000

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

A screenshot has sold on eBay for $90,900 proving that it's not what you're selling it's how you're selling it. OR that people can't be trusted with t...

Mind the Gap: The Bikini Bridge Isn't a Harmless Hoax

Eloise Hendy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

This hoax may purport to play on our collective gullibility and Twitter-trigger happiness, but it actually plays straight into the mental vulnerability of our society's young women, who are already overly bombarded by images of hollow cheekbones, washboard stomachs and thighs that don't meet. It is hardly newsworthy that this hoax had us collectively fooled.

Xbox One Hack Will Break Your Console. Forever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Tech

Got a new Xbox One? Want to play Xbox 360 games on it? Then follow these simple steps. STOP!!! These instructions will in fact render your b...

4Chan User 'Livestreams Self-Immolation Attempt'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A young man appears to have livestreamed his attempt to commit suicide by setting himself on fire while 200 people watched online. The unidentified...

Some People Actually Fell For This...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech

There's nothing better than a good hoax and some deceptive folk on 4chan have absolutely surpassed themselves. With the help of an authentic-lookin...

Why the World Needs 4chan

Olly Lennard | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Olly Lennard

Following #CutforBieber there has been much tutting, shaking of heads, wringing of hands, rolling of eyes and wagging of fingers, indeed some have been engaged in a spasmodic full body angst workout.

25 Anonymous Arrests Made In Interpol Crackdown

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Tech

Interpol has cracked down on the Anonymous hackers group, arresting 25 suspected members of the hacker collective across Europe and South America. ...

Web Summit Brightens up Dublin

Dylan Evans | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Tech
Dylan Evans

The seventh Dublin Web Summit kicked off this morning with some of the biggest names in the online world in attendance, including the founders of YouTube, LinkedIn, Skype, 4Chan and Angry Birds.

Facebook Refuses To Remove Page That Makes A Joke Of Rape

Telegraph | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Tech

A shadowy network of “cyber-anarchists” has been linked to a proliferation of controversial “rape pages” on Facebook that are drawing millions...

They See Me Trollin'

Jonathan Frost | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Frost

Trolling is the stuff of internet myth and legend. Using the internet as a platform, the troll is a person that will go out of their way to try and spark an argument by making deliberately stupid or offensive comments, safe in the knowledge that they are out of harm's reach. And, to be fair, it can be hilarious if done well, spiting the everyday internet user into an all out rage in a very public way for the entertainment of many.