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NYCLU voices privacy concerns over city’s new public Wi-Fi network

Last month, New Yorkers were given the first taste of what officials called “ultra-fast” free public Wi-Fi, but one nonprofit organization is raising questions on the privacy of such a network.The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) announced Wednesday several privacy concerns with the city’s...

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:47am

Watch this convict sing an apology in court

A convicted felon probably didn’t plan to become Internet famous after he sang an apology song in an Ann Arbor, Michigan, court earlier this week, MLive reported.Brian Earl Taylor, 21, who was found guilty of illegally carrying a concealed weapon and unlawful imprisonment, was sentenced to two...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:36pm

The hot convict is out of prison and ready for his close up

The hot convict whose mug shot went viral in 2014 has been released from prison.Jeremy Meeks was originally sentenced to a 27 month term in prison for weapon charges, ABC reported.Now he’s reportedly ready to start modeling and acting.“We have a lot in store regarding Jeremy’s new career," Meek's...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:28pm

Watch a reporter nearly get hit by car on live TV

Part of the attraction of live TV is the thrill of the unexpected, however, a reporter that was nearly hit by a car as it veered off the road probably has a different perspective.Alex Savidge of California news station KTVU was reporting on a story live on air when a car was pushed off the road and...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 1:34am

Petition wants Fetty Wap to perform 'Trap Queen' at Nancy Reagan's funeral

Attention Internet, there’s an official Change.org petition to get hip-hop artist Fetty Wap to perform his viral hit song “Trap Queen” at Nancy Reagan’s funeral.Now let’s take a few steps back and get some of you up to speed.RELATED:What is ‘Damn, Daniel,' theviralmeme of the week (Video)First of...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:45pm

Watch and listen to this unbelievable music machine powered by 2,000 marbles

It might sound cheesy, but Metro has lost it’s marbles after watching the soon-to-be viral video of the “The Wintergartan Marble Machine.”What’s the Wintergartan Marble Machine? Well it’s essentially a very complicated music box that uses marbles to make music.Or in other words:“The Wintergartan...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:21pm

Meet Gimo, the cat whose face is basically all eyeballs

It’s another day and another cat is taking the Internet hostage with it’s cuteness. Internet, meet your one true God, Gimo.RELATED:Adam Drivercathas a new home, name and InstagramGimo the cat, whose face is basically 90 percent eyes, has found fame on the Internet thanks to Instagram. Gimo shares...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:52am

Kesha fan starts GoFundMe campaign to buy her contract from Sony

The internet has been ablaze with activism and calls for #FreeKesha, after the pop singer lost a legal battle to break her contract with her accused abuser and music producer Dr.Luke. Now fans are taking matters into their own hands with a GoFundMe campaign that aims to help buy Kesha’s contract...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:30pm

What is ‘Damn, Daniel,' the viral meme of the week?

Earlier this week a meme was born and it is known as ‘Damn, Daniel.’What is ‘Damn, Daniel’, you ask?At its core, it’s a funny Twitter video of a high schooler, Daniel, being repeatedly complimented by a friend for his cool outfits and white Vans, using the eponymous phrase: “Damn, Daniel.”RELATED:...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:25pm

Cyberstalking case leads to life sentences for two family members

A man and his sister were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for cyberstalking that led to the shooting death of the man's former wife and her friend in a Delaware courthouse lobby ahead of a contentious child custody hearing.David Matusiewicz, his sister Amy Gonzalez and his mother Lenore...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:29pm

NYC-based cybercrime startup inks $1.6M deal

Chainalysis Inc., a New York City-based startup specializing in countering money laundering and fraud in the digital currency industry, is collaborating with Europol's European Cybercrime Center, the company said on Thursday.The agreement, in the form of a memorandum of understanding, comes as...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:42am

Interior Design for the rest of us

Hiring an interior designer is one of the best things you can do for your home. A fool-proof way to triumph over oddly shaped living rooms, stubborn kitchens and your own questionable taste, it’s a next-level commitment that announces loudly and clearly to the world, “Why hello, I am an adult—or at...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:33pm

This is the sound of 1,400 workers being fired

A video allegedly showing 1,400 employees of HVAC company Carrier being told their jobs were being moved to Mexico is making a huge splash on the Internet after it was posted to Reddit.Within seconds of the video starting, the man delivering the news that jobs will move from the Midwest to Monterey...

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 1:48am

Prankster throws eggs at mom, she catches each one like a boss

It's another day and another hilarious viral video has bubbled up to the surface of the Internet and this time it's a video of a prankster allegedly throwing eggs at his unsuspecting mom to catch.Althought there are only a couple of scenes showing the man throwing the eggs at his mom, it seems (...

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 1:09am

Watch a piglet and a kitten snuggle

Happy Friday world! We here at Metro know you aren’t doing anything super important or being that productive so here’s a video of a piglet and kitten snuggling.The video, for which the description is written in Spanish, shows Laura the piglet snuggling with Marina the kitten.“Laura the pig was...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 1:22am

Human trafficking hotline reports increased 24 percent in 2015

The number of calls reporting human trafficking cases to a U.S. national hotline rose last year, as did calls from trafficking survivors, showing that public awareness of the issue is growing, organizers said on Thursday.Some 1,600 survivors contacted the hotline in 2015, a 24 percent jump from a...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:08am

Cher starts Twitter beef with Michigan guv over Flint water, suggests firing squad

The Flint water crisis has a new development, this time involve iconic singer Cher and her philosophy as conveyed on Twitter.Embattled Gov. Rick Snyder, Republican of Michigan, has been the target of vociferous criticism for his administration's handling of the Flint water crisis. That situation...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:17am

Sheriff loses assault rifle – after putting it atop car and driving away

An honest mistake in California has become a serious situation.The Los Angeles Times reported that a sheriff's deputy on Orange County "lost his AR-15 assault rifle Tuesday after placing it on the trunk lid of his patrol car and driving off."The gun was inside its case atopthe trunk of his car when...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:16am

Bernie Sanders raises $1 million on Reddit: Report

Democratic candidate for president Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a lot to be smiling about Wednesday as his campaign broke the the $1 million mark — for donations received via Redditalone.The Burlington Free Press reported that the "Grassroots for Sanders" online campaign was started in 2013...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 3:28am

Rentboy.com CEO indicted on federal promoting prostitution charges

The former chief executive of the male escort website Rentboy.com was indicted on Wednesday on a charge of promoting prostitution, in a case that has outraged gay and civil rights activists.The three-count indictment against Jeffrey Hurant, 51, by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, New York, added...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:27am