Australia launches a world-first national reporting tool for revenge porn

Australia launches a world-first national reporting tool for revenge porn

Taking steps to reporting and removing revenge porn, a.k.a image-based abuse, can be arduous, both emotionally and regarding the amount of steps required to get it done. Australia’s government is aiming to make the process simpler, with the launch of a national portal for reporting instances of image-based abuse. SEE ALSO: 4 things you should do when you’re the victim of revenge porn The portal will allow victims to report revenge porn online, and provide immediate access to support that had been previously been unavailable, according to a statement. A…

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This ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 casting just debunked one of our favorite theories

This ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 casting just debunked one of our favorite theories

The Golden Company is coming to Game of Thrones in Season 8, and now we know who’s leading it — and who isn’t.  Cersei ominously namedropped the infamous sellswords in the Season 7 finale while telling Jaime about her evil scheme to defeat Daenerys and Jon — having tricked everyone into thinking Euron Greyjoy had abandoned her and run back to the Iron Islands when in reality, he was jetting off to Essos to hire some mercenaries to beef up the Lannister ranks. We’ve previously discussed how the Golden Company…

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Pennywise the pumpkin is haunting doorsteps because ‘It’ balloon pranks just weren’t enough

Pennywise the pumpkin is haunting doorsteps because ‘It’ balloon pranks just weren’t enough

As It became one of the highest grossing horror movies, red balloons, a signature of villain Pennywise the clown, were popping up all over the place to spook the living hell out of us. As if that trendy prank wasn’t enough, people are channeling Pennywise again — this time in the form of creepy jack-o’-lanterns.   SEE ALSO: How to make your own ‘It’ Pennywise cake, if eating clowns is your thing Pennywise the clown, who infamously spends most of his days hanging around sewers tormenting children, has become Pennywise…

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Screenwriter close to Weinstein calls out Hollywood: ‘Everybody f**king knew’

Screenwriter close to Weinstein calls out Hollywood: ‘Everybody f**king knew’

If you’ve tired of hearing Hollywood A-listers feign shock while sending proverbial “thoughts and prayers” to Harvey Wesintein’s sexual assault victims, you’re not alone. Scott Rosenberg, a screenwriter (Beautiful Girls, Con Air, High Fidelity) who worked closely with Weinstein and Co. for a little under a decade, has had enough of the bullshit, too. And he’s saying something not too many people in the industry are saying right now: “I am sorry.” SEE ALSO: The Academy has expelled Harvey Weinstein. That’s a start. “Everybody fucking knew,” he wrote (not once,…

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Drone-delivered burritos are a real thing, at least for a lucky few

Drone-delivered burritos are a real thing, at least for a lucky few

The future is here, and boy is it spicy. Alphabet’s Project Wing announced Monday that it will start delivering burritos to hungry customers via drone. That’s right, you can soon have heavenly manna slathered in Australian Jack cheese dropped right on your head — that is, if you happen to live in the outskirts of the Australian Capital Territory. Project Wing, one of Alphabet’s “moonshot factories” under the X umbrella, is testing delivery drones and has selected the relatively remote area for its latest voyage into the tinfoil-wrapped unknown. In…

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Fox Sports announcer channels Ron Burgundy in this teleprompter blunder

Fox Sports announcer channels Ron Burgundy in this teleprompter blunder

On Sunday night during the Jaguars-Rams game, Fox Sports announcer Dick Stockton made an awkward teleprompter mistake. And the best his co-host could do was ignore it.  SEE ALSO: One omitted letter leads to hilarious live teleprompter error “Look on graphic for the final two bullet points,” he read while promoting a halftime report, as a graphic highlighting the top sports stories of the evening popped up on the screen.  Stockton continued reading to the end of the direction and his co-host, analyst Mark Schlereth, moved right on without acknowledging…

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The #MeToo hashtag was used in an enormous number of tweets

The #MeToo hashtag was used in an enormous number of tweets

Following a week of more devastating and disturbing news about film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano took to social media to ask women to share their own personal experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In a message posted Sunday, she asked Twitter users to reply “me too” to her tweet if they had been sexually harassed or assaulted in order to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” They responded in droves and the resulting hashtag #MeToo swept round the internet as a huge…

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Police warn people on Facebook not to fly their drones near wildfires

Police warn people on Facebook not to fly their drones near wildfires

A drone flying near a wildfire in Northern California forced helicopters to stay grounded — and the California High Patrol (CHP) was not happy about it.  On Sunday, it posted an all-uppercase warning to the public on Facebook: “FIRE FIGHTING PLANES CANNOT FLY IF YOUR DRONE IS IN THE AIR.” SEE ALSO: The science behind the fast-moving wildfires that are devastating California Police found and cited a 24-year-old man for flying the drone, according to The Mercury News.  The pilot had been flying the drone in the vicinity of Petaluma…

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The Academy has expelled Harvey Weinstein. That’s a start.

The Academy has expelled Harvey Weinstein. That’s a start.

Now that Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the obvious question presents itself: What now? While Weinstein is an unusually high-profile figure whose identity was closely tied with the Oscars, he certainly wasn’t the only person accused of predatory behavior within the Academy’s ranks. Bill Cosby remains a member of the Academy, for example, as does Roman Polanski. Does it follow, then, that they’ll be kicked out too? Or will the “ethical standards of conduct” only apply going forward? For that…

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5 crucial ways men can help end sexual assault

5 crucial ways men can help end sexual assault

If you’ve paid any attention to social media in the past 24 hours, you’ve seen #MeToo, the viral hashtag that women have used to acknowledge, even in two simple words, that they’ve experienced sexual harassment and assault.  SEE ALSO: Women endure a lifetime of sexual harassment even before they enter the workplace The number of people who’ve shared or discussed a #MeToo post is staggering. That so many women have experienced sexual violence should come as no surprise.  Last year, after Donald Trump’s “pussy grabbing” tape became public, the author…

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