James Corden: The talk show host for the internet age – 60 Minutes

Some of you may know James Corden as the frisky, funny British host of “The Late Late Show” – one of Viacom/CBS’ own. But if you are not one to stay up past 12:30 a.m., then maybe you’re one of the hundreds of millions who have caught Corden on his YouTube channel. Taking a talk show stuck in an ‘after hours’ time-slot, and making it available online around the globe.

With charm and wit, Corden gets A-list stars to open up in a way that seems to surprise them as much as us. Amazing for someone who was virtually unknown in the U.S when he moved here six years ago.  But James Corden will tell you he had already put in his 10,000 hours – a deft physical actor, who, by his late 20s, had achieved success and fame in Britain.

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James Corden

Corden says he’s on a lifelong quest

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Utah’s Mystery Monolith Has Disappeared

The mysterious shiny metallic monolith that was found in Utah’s Red Rock Country more than a week ago and set off various online and offline investigations into who—or what, dun, dun, dun—put it there is gone. On Saturday, the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Utah office announced that the monolith had been removed by an unknown party. Is it possible that the aliens removed it just to watch humans go mad looking for it? (Just kidding… I think).

In a statement posted on Facebook, the bureau affirmed that it had received credible reports that a person or group removed the structure on the evening of Nov. 27. The federal agency said that it did not remove the monolith, which it said was installed illegally, and that it considers it private property. In addition, it added that it wouldn’t be investigating the actors that slipped away with the

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‘Unnoticed and unreported’: Child abuse reporting down during pandemic, while internet crimes increase | Crime



Special report: Spotlighting sex offenses to draw discussion out of the shadows

Sex offenses, and how our society deals with both offenders and victims, are problems we can’t ignore.

Sgt. Theresa Janick, who oversees the Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit, said her unit has seen a decrease this year in the reporting of child abuse and sexual crimes against children.

Janick’s unit investigated 361 reports of sexual assault of a child and 554 reports of child abuse from Jan. 1 to Nov. 15 in 2019. Over the same period in 2020, cases dropped to 334 and 475, respectively.



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Det. Sgt. Julie Johnson, who oversees the Special Victims Unit at the Madison Police Department, said Madison has seen a similar pattern, with a drop in cases at the start of the pandemic, but an upswing more recently.

From January to October in 2019, Madison police investigated 165 cases of abuse, neglect or sexual assault compared to

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‘Drunk squirrel’ becomes unlikely internet hero after eating too many fermented pears

In the midst of an endless news cycle centred on global pandemic guidelines and the future of democracy itself, it seems no one can resist a much needed break. Enter: a drunk squirrel vid.

A video posted on Twitter earlier this week, which now has nearly two million views, shows a squirrel guzzling down some pears which have seemingly fermented – turning them alcoholic.

The drunk squirrel was initially caught swaying on camera by Katy Morlok of Minnesota, who had put out an old pear from her fridge outside for local wildlife to eat. She saw one of the squirrels, who she called ‘Lil Red’, take a pear up a tree.

“It kind of dawned on me: ‘Oh no, those pears were so old, I bet they fermented,’” Morlok told local station Fox 9.

The wide-eyed tipsy squirrel can be seen slowly swaying backwards like any drunk mate you

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Utah’s Mysterious Monolith Case May Have Been Solved Thanks To The Internet

Utah’s mysterious monolith case seems to have been solved thanks to the Internet. If you leave a mystery alone on the web for long enough, someone will crack it. (Just look at how fast Reddit communities around different properties routinely figure out season arcs and twists months in advance.) Well, it seems as though the monolith is actually a leftover set piece from Westworld filming. On Reddit, users isolated the site of the weird rectangle and figured out where it was using Google Earth. Then, using historical imaging data, they figured out that it appeared between August 2015 and October of 2016. So, the HBO show was filming nearby and that means there could have been a set that was simply neglected on the way out of Utah. So, the Bureau of Land Management in the state had to issue a statement. Things get weirder, because now the monolith is

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Ask Dr. Universe: Why does the internet go down?

Dr. Universe: Why does the internet go down? – Mia, 11, Sheridan, Wyoming

Dear Mia,

The internet has helped many people connect with classmates, friends and family during the pandemic. But you’re right, sometimes the connection gets lost.

My friend Dingwen Tao, an assistant professor of computer science at Washington State University, said we can think about the internet like a highway of information.

You might remember from our question about how the internet works that information, like the data that makes up your favorite cat video or science website, travels through electronic signals we cannot see with our eyes.

Tao said these electrical signals also can move through a system of underground wires and cables. The cables and wires run from where you are using the internet to a local internet office to a regional internet office.

One reason the internet might go down is that there is a

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Internet comes alive to mock Nate Robinson’s knockout, celebrate Snoop’s commentary

It was a Top-5 night in Twitter history. And honestly, it was the comedy we needed after the nightmare that 2020 has been.



a close up of a child wearing a hat: Former NBA player Nate Robinson prepares for his wildly unsuccessful bout against YouTube celebrity Jake Paul on Saturday night.


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Former NBA player Nate Robinson prepares for his wildly unsuccessful bout against YouTube celebrity Jake Paul on Saturday night.

If you clicked on this story looking for boxing analysis, then you might as well exit out of this window now. This post will focus strictly on the jokes and hilarity that took place at the Staples Center on Saturday night.

It was a concert, fight, and comedy show all in one.

Wiz Khalifa, YG, SAINt JHN, and Snoop all performed. Weed was smoked and cuss words were not bleeped out.

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Tyrell Crosby destroys internet troll for criticism of Sarah Fuller

The name Sarah Fuller became a household name when she made history for Vanderbilt Saturday. 

Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a Power Five college football game when the Vanderbilt senior made her historic debut as a kicker for the Commodores.  

Fuller kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second half, making her the first woman to see game-time action in a Power Five football game.

The Wylie, Texas, native joined the team after several team specialists entered quarantines related to COVID-19. She serves as Vanderbilt’s goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team.

To encourage other young women, Fuller wore “Play Like A Girl” on the back of her helmet Saturday.

And while Vanderbilt was blanked 41-0, the glass ceiling Fuller broke through is inspirational. 

“I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to,” Fuller said

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Internet Security Market is estimated to reach $64.9 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2020 to 2025

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New York, United States, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 13:25:35 / Comserve Inc. / — Internet has been used for sharing information, data, and applications, among others on a high level around the world.

Global Internet Security Market is estimated to reach $64.9 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2017 to 2025. Internet has been used for sharing information, data, and applications, among others on a high level around the world. With the high use of the Internet, cyber threats are being detected around the globe and that has high effect on systems functionality as well as business operations. Internet security solutions find usage to guard the computing systems, as well as confirm faultless implementation of activities. Various technologies used for internet security includes cryptography, authentication, access control, and content filtering. With the high

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John Nichols: Trump wants to take the internet down with him | John Nichols

“If the FCC grants the administration’s proposal, no websites or platforms would be able to set their own standards for their online communities,” explained Gaurav Laroia, senior counsel for the grassroots media and democracy group Free Press. “It would seriously threaten the ability of marginalized groups to organize and express their views without the government forcing them to allow racist and sexist interlopers into every conversation. It would leave sites little choice but to drown in posts from bigots, propagandists, conspiracy theorists and trolls.”

Vigilance is required on every front to assure that Trump does not do more damage before Jan. 20. But defenders of honest discourse and the democracy that extends from it should be especially alert to the threat posed by Trump’s pressuring of his FCC minions might crash the internet in response to a presidential fit of pique.

John Nichols is associate editor of The Capital

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