If there's any question in your mind, you're probably asking yourself questions like, "Do I be a good person or do I be a not good person?" and "Do I value privacy or do I not value privacy?" Tough one.
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This solid flowchart will hopefully help you figure out where you stand on this complicated issue.
Image: Mashable Illustration Max Knoblauch
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UPDATE, September, 2, 5:32 p.m. ET: The Prostate Cancer Foundation have shut down the charity page referenced below and released the following statement
"A post appeared on Reddit late Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014. A Reddit user directed other Reddit users to make a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation without the Foundation’s knowledge. We would never condone raising funds for cancer research in this manner. Out of respect for everyone involved and in keeping with our own standards, we are returning all donations that resulted from this post."
Remorseful Redditors are attempting to absolve their guilty consciences over looking at leaked photos of celebrities — by donating to prostate cancer research, allegedly because "Jennifer Lawrence has donated to help cure prostate cancer." Read more...More about Reddit, Celebrity, Hack, 4chan, and Social Media
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — As NATO leaders prepared to meet at a summit this week in Wales to discuss, among other things, the conflict in Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels appeared to be pushing further towards the strategically important port city of Mariupol.
Last week, pro-Russian forces captured the town of Novoazovsk on the eastern coastline near Russia, edging towards Mariupol. Ukraine accused Moscow of sending in its troops and supporting rebels in the take-over.
The port city is considered important because it could allow Moscow a corridor between Russia and Crimea, the southeastern peninsula it annexed in March.
If the large city of Mariupol falls to pro-Russian rebels, it could be a game-changer in this conflict, putting increasing pressure on a country with EU and NATO aspirations Read more...
About 19 months after closing down its special team of environmental reporters, the New York Times has named Adam Bryant as editor overseeing climate change and environmental issues for the paper's science coverage
Bryant announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday, noting that he will scale back his other responsibilities at the Times as part of the moveEnvironment, Climate Change, New York Times, Business, and Media
Samsung has introduced a curved speaker to complement its 55- and 65-inch curved TVs
The HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar lives up to its name by offering a unique, curved slab of audio that can be used as a standalone unit, or serve as a television stand for Samsung's curved TVs
Equipped with three drives, enabling it to deliver sound from three different directions, the Soundbar connects to the television wirelessly via Samsung's SoundConnect Bluetooth function
However, the device's look and functionality doesn't come cheap — the HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar retails for $799.99. Read more...More about Audio, Wi Fi, Samsung, Speakers, and Televisions
"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received," Rivers, 46, said in statement Mashable confirmed with her team.
"At this time she does remain on life support," she added. "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers." Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Joan Rivers, and Melissa Rivers
Forget killer graphics and enhanced gameplay — the best part of the new Madden NFL 15 video game might be a glitch
In the game, a player on the Tennessee Titans looks straight out of Wayne Szalinski's shrink-ray machine, barely measuring up to other players' ankles
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Look: He's just a little guy!
Do you even lift, bro?
Video: YouTube, Shake4ndBake
Here he is giving a teammate a high-five — well, trying to, anyway
— Jcool1054 (@_jonathanh25) September 1, 2014
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With less than two weeks until the end of the comment period on proposed Internet regulations, both sides of the debate are pushing publicity campaigns aimed at swaying the net neutrality debate.
The battle has coalesced around a particular issue: the reclassification of broadband Internet, a move that would either maintain an open and equal web or destroy it, depending on which side of the debate is lobbying. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has publicly stated that it could vote to reclassify broadband as a utility, bringing Internet providers under more stringent regulations. Read more...More about Net Neutrality, Fcc, Business, Media, and Internet Regulation
It's no surprise that August's most viral advertisement centered on August's most viral charity stunt: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Fox's Simpsons-themed contribution to the massively successful charitable campaign garnered more than 17 million views and counting since it was posted on Aug. 26
See also: YouTube's Top 10 Most Shared Ads in July
Elsewhere in the world of viral advertising, according to Unruly's top 10 list, Misty Copeland proves her detractors wrong, Kevin Hart makes life very difficult for Dave Franco and the Foo Fighters travel across America
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After an image-bruising off-season marked by a huge lawsuit settlement and disciplinary missteps, the NFL's billion-dollar beast comes roaring back to life, bringing you the semi-controlled violence that makes a brutal game the United States' favorite sporting spectacle
In other words, America: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
The 2014 NFL season finally kicks off Thursday, Sept. 4, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks for a rematch of one of the most bizarre endings in NFL history. Then comes all the football you can handle, right up until Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 Read more...More about Nfl, Entertainment, and Sports
Storytelling is one of humanity's earliest and most celebrated traditions. From the era of Homeric epics to today's 140-character Twitter updates, people have cherished telling and listening to stories in a variety of formats since the dawn of time — and in the digital era, everyone seems to be describing themselves as a storyteller.
For authors, journalists and creative writers, self-publishing platforms and the explosion of digital and social media is a game-changerTwitter, Facebook, blogging — even newer platforms such as Vine or Snapchat — can all be valuable resources for authors trying to gain exposure, get published, respond to feedback and connect with fans. Read more...More about Social Media, Authors, Supported, Inventive Storytelling, and Creative Writing
Well, sort of.
The agency has released a plaintive plea for net neutrality, pitting the masses against greedy Wall Street types who seek to strangle the Internet with tiered pricing. The video features a bouncy number from Bobby Jo Valentine called "Don't Flush Our Rights Away," which sounds like it's off of Jack Johnson's Curious George soundtrack. It also features toilets, lots of them.
Shot in stop motion, the video shows a guy on a toilet with his pants down, heading to work and then spending some time in New York City's Washington Square Park with his girlfriend and visiting a bookstore before joining forces with others to take on the nefarious bankers. Read more...More about Advertising, Net Neutrality, and Business
When you go home tonight after a long day of work, slide off your shoes and socks, and flip on the television for some “you time,” remember that you're never truly watching alone. You're watching with thousands of others — and they're tweeting about it. Social TV has turned the act of watching television into a communal, interactive experience, one that connects us with others
Nielson reports that 84% of smartphone and tablet owners say they use their devices while watching TV, and specifically, 1 million Americans turn to Twitter as their second screen companion. This new way of thinking about entertainment consumption has altered how we perceive a television series' success. How many tweets mentioned the show? Who was talking about the plot twists? What was the show's share of voice? These considerations have become more and more important as TV goes increasingly social
Apple acknowledged on Tuesday that celebrity accounts had been accessed and photos stolen, but it disavowed any systemic breach of its systems.
In the statement, the company says it was "outraged" by the leaked photos that began appearing Sunday and "immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source."
"After more than 40 hours of investigation," the statement continued, "we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet."
"None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved." Read more...More about Security, Apple, Icloud, Tech, and Apps Software
If you're still catching up after a Labor Day weekend spent off the grid, there's one play from college football's opening Saturday that you absolutely need to see
With four months to go in the season, Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp may have already nabbed college football's catch of the year
In the third quarter of Nebraska's 55-7 blowout win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Westerkamp managed to secure a tipped pass behind his back while still staying in bounds to complete the first down. Here's a look
It's even more impressive in this clip, which comes complete with slow-motion replays Read more...More about College Sports, Entertainment, and Sports
Kelly Gunderson got a brief — but wonderful — surprise after her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, recognized her for a few seconds.
Gunderson captured her 87-year-old mother's unlikely moment of clarity while lying in bed. After recognizing that only a beloved family member would curl up in bed with her, her mother calls Gunderson by name and tells her she loves her
This short, sweet clip shows an emotional moment between Gunderson and her mother, and offers a bit of hope to families who've seen the effects of Alzheimer's first hand in their own loved ones Read more...More about Youtube, Viral Videos, Family, Watercooler, and Videos
This question originally appeared on Quora.
What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? Not only the feel-good, socially acceptable secrets, but the "dark-side" secrets as well.
Answer by Dolly Singh, acting head of talent at Oculus VR.
Have you ever known someone who seems to be able to get everything they want? The one who seems to breeze through life effortlessly, making up their own rules as they go along, unaffected by the mundane realities of everyday life?
Are some people just "luckier" than others, their roads already smoothly paved, helping them achieve their goals? And are others "unluckier," with barriers cropping up for them out of nowhere, preventing them from achieving their goals? Read more...More about Job Search Series, Business, Jobs, Mashable Careers, and Principles Of Courtship
Google wants companies to know its business offerings, like Google Apps, are for organizations of all sizes, not just large companies
Google Enterprise, the company's platform for providing Gmail, Drive, and other apps to businesses, is being rebranded as Google for Work.
The new simplified name encompasses all the products and services Google offers businesses, including Google Apps (which includes Drive and Gmail), Android, Chromebooks and Maps. Each product will be rebranded with the "for Work" handle (e.g Google Maps for Work).
"We never set out to create a traditional 'enterprise' business — we wanted to create a new way of doing work," wrote Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, in a blog post. "So the time has come for our name to catch up with our ambition. As of today, what was called Google Enterprise is now, simply, Google for Work." Read more...More about Google, Business, Tech, Google Apps, and Apps Software
The radical group the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist.
In the two-camera video, titled "A Second Message to America," Steven Sotloff, wearing an orange jumpsuit, can be seen kneeling in the desert in front of a man dressed in black, holding a serrated knife
Image: Screen grab
Sotloff, who appears remarkably composed, then says, "I am Steven Joel Sotloff. I am sure that by now you know exactly who I am and why I am appearing before you." He then recites a propaganda message seemingly prepared for him by his captors. Afterward, his captor says, "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy against the Islamic State," in what sounds like a London accent. Read more...More about Us World, World, Islamic State, Steven Sotloff, and Is
A new set of stolen credit card numbers may have originated from The Home Depot, according to a report based on information from numerous banks.
The breach, first published by security reporter Brian Krebs, features American and European cards that became available for purchase on Sept. 2. The Home Depot confirmed to Krebs that the company is investigating "unusual activity."
Krebs noted that the banks he spoke with had purchased stolen cards from a particular email address associated with Russian and Ukranian hackers that had been responsible for other attacks, including a breach at Target put more than 100 million customers in danger Read more...More about Credit Cards, Hackers, Security Breach, Home Depot, and Business