What people are talking about this week: internet privacy, Yoko Ono, Warheads

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Christmas is over, so it's back to complaining about things on the internet and parents torturing their kids. Onward!

Privacy on the internet?

Last week, everyone was up in arms about Instagram’s announcement that their terms of service would be changing. Hipsters around the world cried. Accounts full of poorly lit photos of food were deleted (see my own version at left). It was bad. Instagram swiftly replied saying the company was listening, but on Tuesday, news outlets were reporting Instagram was being sued by a California resident. Then Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi, ran into issues with privacy settings on Facebook, which is weird, because it's not like her brother created Facebook or anything. It begs the question: what qualifies as private when it comes to the internet?

Leave Yoko Ono alone

Blaming Yoko Ono for the dissolution of The Beatles became a thing decades ago, and it still persists today, despite the fact that Beatles member Paul McCartney nixed the rumors earlier this year. Just yesterday, an old interview with Yoko Ono was released. It revealed that Ringo and George had both admitted they wanted to leave even before John — and Paul was the only one really trying to hold the band together. "They were getting to be like Paul's band, which they didn't like," she said. Following the band's breakup, she noted that her relationship with John was strained because she felt he missed his band mates. So we can all stop blaming poor Yoko Ono for their break-up! Let's blame bad haircuts instead.

Wincing at Warheads

When little kids do anything for the first time, it's pretty adorable, but when they taste something sour, it goes from cute to hilarious. A few months back, we posted a video of babies trying lemons, and now a video has surfaced of children sucking on Warheads — the extremely sour candy that I cringe just thinking about — as their parents watch on. While getting your kids to do weird stuff on video is nothing new (it was basically the entire premise of America's Funniest Home Videos in the '90s), for some reason, it never gets old.


What say you? Are you deleting your Instagram account? Did you even have one in the first place? I'm an Instagram junkie, so I'll probably keep mine so that one day when I run for presidency a budding journalist can reveal all the free time I had to take photos of things only I care about.

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