The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on August 2.

1. The reason why I stopped pirating...
An image that reads "It’s funny... The reason why i stopped pirating... Netflix being destroyed by the same studios that wanted to end piracy in the first place. Greed is a funny thing."

2. Infographic: f**k you, PETA
An infographic about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and its use of sensationalism to get attention.

3. JON STEWART: So, According To FOX News The Norway Shooting Is Actually About The Persecution Of Christians?
Late night TV show host Jon Stewart ridicules FOX News for stating "the idea that [the Norway killer] represents any mainstream or even fringe sentiment in the Christian community is ridiculous."

4. National Geographic Recreates How The Earth Was Made
A video snippet of the National Geographic special Earth: Making Of A Planet that details how the Earth came into existence.

5. The President Surrenders on Debt Ceiling
An op-ed piece in the New York Times that states that even if the deal to raise the US federal debt ceiling goes through the disaster won't be avoided.