Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Joss Whedon assembles celeb-studded Avengers to take down Trump
Joss Whedon has assembled some of Hollywood’s biggest names for a star-studded Avengers crew powerful enough to take down Donald Trump. The video sees Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Julianne Moore, Yvette Nicole Brown, Martin Sheen and more band together for a PSA reminding Americans to vote and giving them some pretty clear advice on which candidate to opt for. Watch the video above. – The Independent
“State-sponsored” hackers steal data of 500 million Yahoo users
Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole the information of 500 millions users in what is said to be the biggest cyber-breach ever disclosed to the public. The hackers apparently stole mountains of personal data, including full names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers.” It reportedly took place in 2014 but has only just been made public. The FBI is investigating the claims. – BBC News
FBI considers investigating Brad Pitt
Speaking of FBI investigations, the bureau has told Sky News it is gathering information regarding allegations that Brad Pitt clashed with one of his six children while on board a plane which landed in Minnesota. In a statement, the FBI said: “regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.”
Several other media outlets, quoting anonymous sources, are now reporting that the actor is under investigation by a child welfare agency. – Sky News
Snapchat allows voters to register for election inside the app
Snapchat is doing all it can to increase voter turnout among millennials by running a public service campaign in partnership with nonprofit TurboVote that allows users to check their eligibility and register all within the app. Any user in the U.S. who is 18 and older can see the video ads between Snapchat Stories and Discover, which direct to a registration page within the app. The campaign will last until Oct. 7. – Mashable
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling insists Harambe is not a Patronus
Harry Potter publishing house Pottermore had fans in a frenzy last week when it unveiled the Patronus “experience” online, allowing users to discover their inner spirit animal. The results of the Buzzfeed-style quiz shows answers like “Black Mamba” and “Basset Hound” — but rumors quickly spread that some users were getting the internet’s favorite gorilla, Harambe. After one Twitter user inevitably posted a meme of the slain gorilla edited on to the Patronus result page, J.K. Rowling retweeted it. Of course, this being the internet, she then had to clarify to outraged fans that no, it wasn’t real. – Hollywood Reporter
Russian toddler survives three days alone in Siberian wilderness
In yet another miraculous “only in Russia” story, a toddler has been rescued after three days alone in a forest home to bears and wolves in southern Siberia. Three-year-old Tserin Dopchut wandered into the woodland on Sunday after playing with dogs under the supervision of his great-grandmother. Tserin was wearing shoes but no coat when he entered the snow-covered forest — reports say he had a small bar of chocolate in his pocket and that he may have been following a puppy. – The Guardian
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