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Israeli Minister Demands NBA Remove Term From Website

Miri Regev didn't like seeing 'Palestine—occupied territory' on basketball site

(Newser) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the NBA, but the basketball association has found itself suddenly mired in the political due to one particular term on its website. The Times of Israel reports that a pop-up list for an... More »

You May Be Afraid to Type Your Favorite TV Show Into This Site

Rotten Apples lists films, shows linked to those with sex misconduct accusations against them

(Newser) - There have been so many allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein story broke that it's been hard to keep track. Now one group is trying to do just that, with a site Vanity Fair is calling "Rotten Tomatoes with a post-Weinstein twist." The... More »

Equifax's Latest Headache: a $10 Fake Website

Software engineer worked up a phony to expose company's phishing vulnerabilities

(Newser) - Still reeling from a double data breach and accusations of insider trading , the New York Times now reports that Equifax's latest problem comes via a software engineer who created a phony copy of its website about the data intrusion—which the company then included in a series of tweets.... More »

Guess What Single Letter Is on Elon Musk's New Mystery Site

We'll give you a hint: The site is

(Newser) - With his fascination of all things AI and outer space , Elon Musk is used to trafficking in the mysterious, much like someone obsessed with the X-Files would do. And, in fact, the name of his cryptic new website sounds strikingly similar to the cult TV show:, which Gizmodo... More »

Website Debuts to Help US Women Carry Out DIY Abortions

SASS counselors will help Americans who've decided to end pregnancies with drugs

(Newser) - A Dutch organization that advises women on reproductive rights has now launched a website to help US women terminate pregnancies on their own. The Guardian reports on the "Self-Managed Abortion: Safe and Supported" portal, or SASS , set up by Women Help Women . Through it, 23 trained counselors will answer... More »

No One Knows How to Cancel Recurring Donations to Trump

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to get out of it

(Newser) - An odd quirk has cropped up on Donald Trump's campaign website that has some donors seeing red. reports there doesn't seem to be a way for people who've set up recurring donations through the site to cancel that running payment. Mic started playing with the... More »

The Owner of '' Bought It Back in 2011

And he'd like $90K for it now, please

(Newser) - Jeremy Green apparently has good foresight: The 28-year-old DC-area man purchased the domain name back in 2011 (price: $8). Five years later, with Hillary Clinton having chosen Tim Kaine as her runningmate in her bid for the White House, Green would like to sell it (price: $90,000).... More »

Website Posts News in Lakota to Save Dying Language

The Native American tongue is rapidly fading

(Newser) - A new website created with a primarily Native American audience in mind is posting news, features, sports and weather entirely in Lakota—the first of its kind to do so—in an attempt to help preserve a language that after forced assimilation policies is now spoken by fewer than 2,... More »

Canadian Island to Americans: Flee Trump, Come Here!

'Muslim people can roam freely,' website states

(Newser) - In a common election-year lament , more than a few people on Twitter have suggested they’ll move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes the next US president. Rob Calabrese has the perfect location in mind. On Monday, the Nova Scotia radio DJ set up a tongue-in-cheek website titled Cape Breton... More »

Amazon Sues Over 1K Unidentified People

They are 'tarnishing Amazon’s brand,' lawsuit says

(Newser) - "I will post awesome review on your Amazon product, Kindle book, ebook, etc..." If you posted that ad, watch out—Amazon is suing you and more than 1,000 others for allegedly offering to provide fake reviews on the retailer's website, Mashable reports. The company's lawsuit... More »

Snoop Dogg Launches Epic Weed Website

It's a sort of cannabis encyclopedia

(Newser) - Marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg launched a website yesterday, and of course it's all about weed. Merry Jane , which the rapper announced at TechCrunch Disrupt, is what TechCrunch describes as an "information hub" for all things pot; Snoop says it will be a sort of cannabis encyclopedia giving users... More »

Revenge-Porn Guy Gets 18 Years

Kevin Bollaert, 28, shows little emotion in San Diego courtroom

(Newser) - The man behind a "revenge porn" website was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison for posting thousands of private photos and charging women to have them removed, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Kevin Bollaert, 28, was convicted last month of 27 felony counts—21 for identity theft and... More »

Inmate Escapes by Emailing Own Release Order to Jail

A crime of 'extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness': prosecutor

(Newser) - A smuggled cellphone and an online scheme that even a British judge called "ingenious" allowed a 28-year-old inmate waiting for his fraud trial to escape prison, NBC News reports. Last March, Neil Moore was housed in England's Wandsworth Prison—the same facility that once housed Julian Assange and... More »

Glitter-Bomb Site Founder Wants to Quit

Surprise: After 24 hours, Mathew Carpenter is sick of glitter

(Newser) - The founder of the obscenity-filled would really like to stop shipping your enemies glitter. Yes, after an intense 24 hours that saw thousands of orders and a million people visit his website—which crashed under all the clicks, Fast Company reports—Australian Mathew Carpenter says he's ready... More »

Best Buy Website Goes Bust on Black Friday

Retailer's site experiences big outage on big shopping day

(Newser) - Consumers hoping to snatch up the best Black Friday deals had their plans somewhat interrupted this morning if they were trying to do so via Best Buy's website. was down for more than an hour this morning, starting at about 9:50am EST, Re/Code reports; CNBC notes... More »

Company With 1 Worker Sees 25K% Stock Surge

But the SEC clamps down on Cynk

(Newser) - Too good to be true? A company with just one employee, no assets, and no revenue saw its penny stocks rocket to a $6 billion valuation this summer—enough for the SEC to shut down its trading and launch an investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company, Cynk, runs... More »

Obama, Like Most CEOs, Just Doesn't Get Tech

Michael Wolff: They're out of touch with digital culture

(Newser) - When it comes to, President Obama is blind to a key tenet of the tech world. He tells us the product, ObamaCare, is good, but the process for getting it is broken . Truth is, "For most Americans steeped in digital behavior, the product is the process,"... More » Developers Knew Site Was Doomed

Full enrollment procedure not tested until last minute

(Newser) - The problems plaguing were entirely foreseeable to those who built it: Facing high stress and what they called last-minute changes from their bosses, developers worked insane hours and pounded energy drinks for months to put together what the AP calls a "mind-numbingly complex system"—and when... More »

Obama Calls in Tech 'Surge' for Sickly Health Site

President will speak on's issues today

(Newser) - Noting that "the experience on has been frustrating for many Americans," the Obama administration is bringing in the "best and the brightest" from both the public and private spheres to shore up the troubled marketplace site, Health and Human Services officials say in a blog... More »

'Major Design Flaw' Paralyzed ObamaCare Site: Experts

Feds should let users go window-shopping, tech gurus say

(Newser) - Might not be hackers who crippled the ObamaCare website after all. Tech experts are saying that the federal site crippled itself by making users sign in before browsing insurance plans, the AP reports. That demand puts a strain on the site, forcing it to verify identity, residence, income, and more... More »

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