The most popular Diggs: pirating vs. renting DVDs, Facebook setting you should change
Tuesday 01 February 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on February 1.
1. Fox & Friends Segment Replaces SOTU Audience Laughter And Applause With Cricket Sound Effects - a video in which laughter is replaced by the sound of crickets during President Obama's State of the Union Address.
2. This is what You get for Renting a DVD instead of Pirating it - a screenshot that shows the warning message: "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection..."
3. Egypt Leaves the Internet - a blog post by internet monitoring company Renesys about the effects of Egypt's internet blackout on Egypt and the rest of the world.
4. Things That Always Happen in Movies, But Never Ever in Real Life - a cartoon that shows movie moments that never take place in real life.
5. The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible - and an article that advises people to adopt Facebook's (opt-in only) option of using the encrypted "HTTPS" protocol when surfing the social network from unsecured networks.
Life & Style blogs
Looking past the search results: Google 2.0 will 'build airports and cities' says report
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
Anti-depressants can change how the brain works in just hours
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
The 'Angelina Jolie effect': Her mastectomy revelation doubled NHS breast cancer testing referrals
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
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