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Weird Wide Web: Bad passwords, printed chocolate and creepy human emojis

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Bad password alert of the week

Most of us are probably guilty of using a really obvious password but these ones really take the biscuit. “123456″ and “password” are still the worst ones. Among the more amusing options were “monkey” and “letmein”.

Creepy human emojis of the week

French child advocacy group Innocence en Danger, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of internet predators, Buzzfeed reports. They’re using these extremely creepy human emojis which we think get the point across quite well. Yeugh…

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(Image: Innocence en Danger)

Intelligent cat companion of the week

We just love imagining how freaked out your cat might be by this thing if it started following them around the house while you were out. The real purpose of it, however, is to act as a ‘cat companion’, responding like a living animal.

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Delicious 3D wonder-creation of the week

We don’t really know what to say other than THINK OF ALL THE BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE. Hershey has joined forces with 3D systems to come up with a new way of delivering printed food, according to The Verge.

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Birthday of the week

Vine marked its first birthday this week and to celebrate, they put together all of the most memorable videos from the twelve months. ‘Scoot over bitches’ is still one of our personal favourites:

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