Yahoo reports on a very sad death. A police scanner fan fond of Twitter tweeted about a car accident, which turned out to involve her husband. The tweet updates show someone experiencing the gradual awareness of horror and grief through a social media platform.
This country has to be be saved from the four major addictions. We have to understand the pain individuals and families of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and game addicts go through, heal them and provide them with a proper environment so we can save our society from these evils.
Games are like drugs:
According to the Ministry of Welfare, four major categories of addiction where medical treatment is needed are 2.18 million alcoholics, 0.47 million internet gamers, 0.59 million gamblers, and 0.09 million drug addicts. The sum of them accounts for 6.7 precent of the population which adds up to 3.33 million people.
TIME returns to its cyberfear theme with this cover story on why you should dread the Web. Well, one part of it.
Things don't sound so bad at first:
The Deep Web is a specific branch of the Internet that's distinguished by that increasingly rare commodity: complete anonymity. As such, it is a vital tool for intelligence agents, law enforcement, political dissidents and anybody who needs or wants to conduct their online affairs in private — which is, increasingly, everybody.
And you knew there was a "but" coming up -
some prosecutors and government agencies think that Silk Road was just the thin edge of the wedge and that the Deep Web is a potential nightmare, an electronic haven for thieves, child pornographers, human traffickers, forgers, assassins and peddlers of state secrets and loose nukes.
That's one long, frantic sentence to read out loud.
Where to begin?
pornographers hide online: "porn doesn't hide!" says one inhabitant of Infocult Towers.
"thin edge of the wedge... Silk Road" - that's a fun metaphor combo.
"potential nightmare" - is it potential or actual at this stage? The article has fun sliding on both sides of that choice.
The rest of that entertaining article is locked behind a firewall. Could it be speaking to us from the very Deep Web itself?
The story consists entirely of answering machine messages, played back and sometimes manipulated (the identify of the machine's operator only becomes clear towards the end). A variety of voices outline multiple plot threads, all of which coalesce into the main narrative. Its emotional power builds through a chilling climax.
Julie Hoverson has been doing fantastic work for years. Check her out, o devoted minions of Infocult.