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top 20 degrassi characters (as voted by my followers): #4. Campbell Saunders

“How am I supposed to survive a whole season here? I have no friends, my hockey team hates me, my family is thousands of miles away and I’m crying in the girls bathroom.”

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Top 5 stories in tech this week

Yahoo hack in 2013 left more than 1 billion users vulnerable.

A data breach in August 2013 may have left more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts vulnerable, according to the company, with a plethora of personal information being released. The information includes names, addresses, emails, dates of birth, hashed passwords, unencrypted and encrypted security questions and telephone numbers. According to Yahoo, the hack did not leak credit card numbers, bank account details or unencrypted passwords, Wired reports. Read more

Uber launched self-driving cars in San Francisco.

Ride-hailing company Uber launched self-driving cars in its hometown of San Francisco on Wednesday. The Volvo XC90 SUVs are not driver-less — similar to Uber’s Ford Fusion self-driving debut in Pittsburgh in September, the self-driving cars in San Francisco will have a safety driver and Uber test engineer onboard. Uber customers who request UberX may be picked up by an autonomous vehicle. Since its debut, Uber has been tangled up in permit issues and has been asked by California regulators to stop its self-driving car service. Read more

Facebook announced it will tackle fake news with new tools.

Facebook has come out with a plan on how it will curb fake news from spreading on the social media platform. Reuters reports that Facebook will make it easier for its 1.8 billion users to flag fake news articles and the social media giant will work with fact-checking websites (e.g. Snopes, the Associated Press and ABC News) to determine if a story is authentic. Disputed articles will be flagged and accompanied by a note detailing why it cannot be promoted. Read more

Obama spoke about Russia’s cyber attacks.

In an interview with the NPR, Obama commented on the role Russian cyber attacks played in the U.S. election, after the White House suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin played a role in the hacks. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,” Obama said, the Guardian reports. “And we will – at a time and place of our own choosing.” Read more

Twitters cut off access to geospatial intelligence data.

Twitter has cut off access to a social media monitoring tool that was being used by police intelligence centers — also called fusion centers — to gather geospatial intelligence data. “Our long-standing position has been that the use of Twitter data for surveillance is strictly prohibited and we continue to expand our enforcement efforts,” Twitter said in a statement. According to the ACLU, Twitter’s decision affects the 77 fusion centers around the country. The ACLU of California previously discovered through a public records request that the tool, called the Geospatial Analysis Application, allowed for location-based tracking. Read more

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Ladywyldfire’s Top 5 Lee Pace Looks

1. Comic Con 2014  This is perfection.  And the look that got me to notice him in the first place.  The hair, the stubble, the blazer over the t-shirt.  Hot as fuck. He should look like this all the time.

2. Comic Con 2013  First off, he’s huge here.  Like enormous, bulging muscles huge.  And the undercut makes him look totally badass.  Yeah.

3 Circa 2008 He looked like the boy next door.  Clean cut and slightly innocent.  Short hair, smoothly shaved, and some lovely arms.

4. Baby Pace  The mole under the eye, the goofy mannerisms, and in this one the floppy hair.  Every time I see baby pace pictures all I can think about is educating him in the ways of the world and older women.  

5. Garrett  I know, role not look, but fuuuck.  Just look at him.  Long hair, stubble, chains around the neck and that jacket. And I just know he wants to bite me.  He does things to me, what can I say.  

So, there you have it!  It was hard to narrow down, but I survived.  Also, none of these are my gifs or edits, so thank you to the wonderful people who made them.  If it’s yours and you want credit for it, please let me know and I’ll be happy to credit you.  And if you want to make your own list, jump on the bandwagon, I’d love to see yours!

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Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Are the Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple in the World

Move over, Jay and Bey – there’s a new musical power couple in town.

Thanks to new beau Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift has taken over the top slot onForbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples ranking. Combined, the pair made $146 million last year. Jay Z and Beyonce, who topped the list in 2013, made a (still impressive) $110.5 million that earned them the second place slot.

Coming in third were country’s Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, with a combined $57 million in earnings over the past year. Interestingly enough, all the highest-earning celebrity couples came from music – find out how big of an impact the industry had on the Celebrity 100 list when it’s released next Monday, June 29.

Source: Billboard

shoutout to neon jungle’s management for doing such a GOOD job in promoting the girls. For a band who hasn’t come from a platform, eg X Factor like 5H and Little Mix, they are doing SO well and work so hard. They deserve all of the recognition they have got. Let’s be honest, getting no.12 in the OFFICIAL UK charts when basically no one knew them in 2013 was amazing, and then scoring a top 5 hit and a top 10 album. That is all.