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Beware: The Danger of Taking a Selfie

People want to become famous for fifteen minutes causing them to stupidly pose for a picture in dangerous situations The act of taking a selfie has reached a new danger level as there have been more deaths from this than from shark attacks this year. A recent study found that people who post more selfies actually fall higher in categories of narcissism and psychopathy.

Slump in Internet Access is Expected in 2015

A recent study found that currently 57 percent of the world is still offline on a regular basis encouraged by the expected internet access slump. The wide gap between rich and poor nations will continue to make it a challenge for access to be available for more of the world. A major contributor to this percentage is most of the languages of the world are not even represented online making it impossible for those to use it.

U.S. Governement Uses Hackers to Bust Bank Robberies

On Tuesday American and British agencies teamed up and stopped a huge hacking scam that had infected nearly 125,000 computers yearly. This malware is activated by opening a junk e-mail message and then can steal passwords and information to take money from bank accounts, nearly $10 million in the United States alone. The U.S. Department of Justice charged a 30-year-old man who is believed to be the lead hacker of this whole operation.