News for Youse: Montreal students strip down in protest, Maryland protects privacy, and supermoon is super
Porn: it's the backbone of the Internet, the sometimes-sleazy core upon which our hopes and dreams are built. It's the reason some of us get out of bed in the morning and it's definitely the reason we're keep getting all these viruses on our computer, too, correct? (That's what the computer-repair guy keeps telling us, at least.) But did you know that religious websites have three times as many viruses as your average adult website? That is one of the findings in a new report from anti-virus vendor Symantec. So next time your significant other gives you shit about porn ruining your computer, tell them the truth. You weren't watching barely legal teen gangbang videos; you were just trying to get closer to the Lord. After all, that's what Jesus would have wanted.
Proving yet again that Montreal is more badass than Vancouver could ever hope to be, several hundred students staged a nearly nude protest yesterday (May 3) in an months-long ongoing protest over proposed increases in tuition fees. This was the 10th day straight of protest in Montreal, and many students stripped down to their underwear—much of it red and much to the surprise of many onlookers. While this would have been a far more impressive undertaking in, say, January, we have nothing but respect for the ongoing show of solidarity among postsecondary students in la belle province. When you cats are all done protesting, do you mind coming out west and showing us how it's properly done? We're good at holding signs, but lack something in the theatrics department.
Congratulations to the state of Maryland, which has become the first U.S. state to pass laws prohibiting employers from asking employees for their Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media login information. While the law doesn't take effect until October 1, the measure basically reaffirms that, holy shit, people are allowed to have private lives that their employers know nothing about and that maybe those really embarrassing pictures from that keg party in 2007 don't have any bearing on one's ability to hold down a job. Four other states are currently debating similar legislation.
However, a federal judge has ruled that pressing the "Like" button on Facebook is not protected by free speech, so if you see any of those terrible pictures (not that they exist), do not indicate that you approve of them. (Just quietly send us an email, 'kay?)
This weekend, if you see something huge and glowing in the sky, do not panic. It's only a supermoon. May 5's full moon will be the largest of the year, as the moon reaches perigee with the Earth (it'll be only 356,955 kilometers away). It should look massive coming up over the horizon, so make sure your cameras are ready. And we're betting it'll be so pretty that you won't even need to make use of your Instagram filters.
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