Five things worth sharing from the last week or so, brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.

This week’s My Five is by Lisa.

1. Big hack

Millions of email usernames and passwords have been hacked and are floating around in “Russia’s criminal underworld” according to Reuters.

It is thought that the data breach affects more than 250 million Google, Yahoo, Mail.ru, and Hotmail users. Alex Holden, of Hold Security reported the issue following communication with a Russian hacker who is apparently “willing to give the data away to people who are nice to him”.

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2. Going out with a, urrrm bang?

Boris Johnson signed off his final day as The Mayor of London this week in a super cringeworthy Tweet, which used the hideous phrasing “Operation Juddering Climax is coming to its final shuddering surge”.

Of course, the natural reaction here is to be a bit sick in your own mouth.


Followed by the execution of some serious Twitter trolling.


3. Why is London so expensive?

Google autocomplete has long provided a source of entertaining suggestions based upon other users’ weird and wonderful search queries, but what happens when you use the feature to form stereotypes of people and places in the UK?

Well, the indy100 did just that. The process involved typing “why is [county or largest city/town] so…”, and letting the search engine do the rest to produce this “100 percent scientific” map.

via indy100.independent.co.uk

via indy100.independent.co.uk

4. Virtual reality paintbrush

Google have just unveiled Tilt, a virtual reality paintbrush that gives users the opportunity to take their creativity to a whole new dimension. The tool is set to transform the future of the design industry, and the lives of anyone who loves flying pink unicorns as much as I do.


5. Political pups

Strict election day rules prevented news broadcasters from reporting any details of campaigning while the polls were open, but this simply means #dogsatpollingstations gained the limelight instead. And we can’t complain about that!