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  1. Lucy, a chimpanzee who was raised to believe she was human. She learned to sign over 250 words and some of her hobbies included drinking gin, browsing Playgirl magazines, and masturbating using a vacuum cleaner.

  2. In 2013, a US IT worker outsourced his own job to a man in China. He paid the man 1/5 of his salary and then he sat at his desk browsing the internet. He was found out after a security audit discovered some suspicious VPN activity.

  3. Anne Parrish, whilst browsing bookshops in Paris, came upon a book that was one of her childhood favorites. She picked up the old book and showed it to her husband. He opened it and found the inscription: “Anne Parrish, 209 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs.” It was Anne’s very own book.

  4. India requires internet café owners to take pictures of all their customers, keep browsing history for one year, and forward all this data to the government.

  5. A Verizon developer outsourced his work to china to browse Reddit and watch cat videos all day

  6. Between 2007 and 2010, when driving around, Google's Street View cars hijacked peoples personal wireless signals, collecting emails, text messages, internet browsing histories and other personal information, in the US, UK, France and the Netherlands.

  7. False copies of the game Cross Days were spread on the internet and contained a virus that would ask the user for personal information before posting their browsing history to a blog. The user could have it removed if they admitted to pirating. The virus was outlined in the false game’s TOS.

  8. A US software developer outsourced his Job to China, paying them just 1/5th of his 6 Figure wage, while he spent his work day browsing internet sites such as Reddit, and playing games.

  9. The iLoo, a cancelled Microsoft project from 2003 to develop a portable toilet where you could browse the Internet. It was so widely ridiculed that Microsoft initially tried (and failed) to pass it off as a hoax.

  10. BowieNet, David Bowie's own internet service provider in which subscribers were able to browse an archive of David Bowie's photos, interviews videos, and even a blog. There was also promised to release exclusive music to the subscribers of BowieNet. The service lasted from 1998 to 2006.

Data charts about Browse

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Average color of 18 all-time top images out of 6 random subreddits I browse

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Tool for personalized graph-based browsing (feat. a test-dataset of anime)

What are some fun facts about browse?

HTTP/2 is coming and that it will allow for faster internet browsing

You can browse the trees of my home town - Vienna, Austria. All the trees are numbered and catalogued in a database - with planting date, tree type and size information - which is freely browsable on the net

The British have a global surveillance program that captures almost every person's web browsing behavior.

Most major cruise operators supply Wi-Fi on a pay-as-you-browse basis, generally costing $0.65 to $0.75 per minute.

Pornhub and Youporn will begin offering HTTPS encryption by default to fight against ISPs being able to sell your browsing history.

The Mount Mabu forest in Mozambique is known as "The Google Forest" as scientists were unaware of the diversity of its wildlife until browsing Google Earth in 2005

In the late 90's there was an adult website called www.whitehouse.com that lead to many schoolchildren inadvertently browsing porn all through the late 1990s - as they would confuse it with www.whitehouse.gov or find it searching for information on US Presidents.

In 2015, while browsing unregistered domain names late one night, a man discovered he was able to purchase "google.com" for approximately one minute. "The scary part was I had access to the webmaster controls for a minute."

Mozilla released a free tool called Lightbeam that aims to help users of the Firefox browser see who is tracking their browsing habits. It enables users to identify third-party companies tracking their online behaviour for targeted advertising and other purposes.

The most-browsed book in the UN library in 2015 is about how diplomats can get away with crimes abroad

The famous rock band Journey found their lead singer by browsing through YouTube: The band came across a video of Philippine-based Arnel Pineda covering a Journey song with his band; they invited him to the USA to play with Journey, the rest is history: Since 2007 Arnel is Journey's lead singer. - fact check

The GCHQ spy program named 'Karma Police', which records and details the browsing habits of "every visible user on the Internet"

Firefox private browsing communicates with google servers to make sure the sites you visit are safe.

"Web of Trust" or WOT doesn't make their users' data anonymous and that reporters from German news agency NDR were able to identify a sample of 50 people and their browsing data

Anna Kendrick originally discovered the "Cup Song" while browsing Reddit. The original version is from 1931.

About this extension called "Tab for a Cause" that lets you raise money for various charities just by opening up tabs while you browse!

There is a better way to browse the Netflix library - fact check

Chromium browsers have a picture-in-picture mode (watch a video while browsing other sites)

After browsing the internet for more than 20 years, that the space bar scrolls the page.

You can browse Youtube signed out by putting a period at the end even when you are signed in. (make sure to refresh when watching a video)

Starting in November, Verizon will be sharing your info (including browsing data) with AOL's advertising network. You can opt out. - fact check

NASA has a website that allows people to browse their massive archive of Hubble images in search for "hidden treasures" that no one else has discovered yet.

When browsing Netflix and you see ratings by stars, it is not actually what others have rated it, it is what Netflix guesses you would rate it.

While browsing instagram, that #unschooling is when parents seem to not have their children in school, or involved in traditional "homeschooling" and they just basically play outside and learn what the parent teaches them.

If you go to 'www.google.com/history', it will show you your complete browsing history from the day you started using Google

Browse infographics

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30 Day Rural Internet Data Usage - Family of Four (2 Adult/2 Young Children) Moderate Browsing, Streaming, and Gaming

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I use my phone a lot, 3 to 6 hours daily. I couldn't stop myself picking up the phone to mindlessly browse and chat. Wondering how do you handle the phone distractions at work/pers