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12-Year-Old's Prank Made Him Aussie PM*

*According to the Wikipedia page he edited

(Newser) - Serving as Australia's prime minister is an impressive gig for a 12-year-old—even if it's only Wikipedia-official. Orley Fenelon of Brisbane edited a Wikipedia article on Australian prime ministers on Friday to name himself Australia's 30th and youngest PM. It went unnoticed for two days—long enough... More »

Latest Viral Prank: 'Put 'Em in a Coffin'

ThotBoyz Vine video shared online, costs one guy $4K in damage

(Newser) - The latest prank that all the kids are into is a little more destructive than the toilet paper of yesteryear: Called "Put 'em in a coffin" and based on a Vine video from May that's gone viral, it involves throwing yourself back-first onto the tops of cars... More »

'ILikeRomneyCare' Redirects to ...

... Barack Obama's campaign website page called ILikeObamaCare

(Newser) - Apparently two can play this game: After pranksters got hold of socialists.com and communists.com and redirected both to President Obama's campaign website , someone got the bright idea to hijack ILikeRomneyCare.com—and send it to the same place, reports Huffington Post . "It's the two-year anniversary... More »

Anthony Weiner Hires Attorney in Twitter Flap

Congressman blames hoaxter for lewd photo, explores legal action

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner is lawyering up over his weekend Twitter brouhaha. The Democratic congressman says a hacker busted into his Twitter feed and posted a lewd pic of a man's crotch, trying to make it look like Weiner was sending it to a young woman. The congressman has dismissed it... More »

'Dating Site' Lifts 250K Facebook Profiles

Creators say their work explores online identity

(Newser) - A website calling itself a dating service managed to launch with a whopping 250,000 profiles—by scraping data from public Facebook profiles. Lovely-Faces.com took names, images, and locations from thousands of users and used an algorithm to place them in categories like “Easy Going,” “Smug,... More »

Hackers Re-Route Bieber Fans to Porn Sites

Fans sent to porn sites; tour contest hacked

(Newser) - The Justin Bieber backlash continues: First, hackers yesterday sent teenybopper fans looking for their Bieber YouTube fix to porn sites instead, the New York Post reports, while a pop-up claimed the star had died in a car crash. Then the bulletin board 4chan rigged Bieber's My World Tour contest—in... More »

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