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Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

May 8, 2021

Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform has raised a more complex and consequential question.

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

May 7, 2021

Travel website Tripadvisor has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission guidelines.rn

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

By Kilian Melloy | May 7, 2021

A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook. The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board has voted to permanently ban his account after it was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

May 3, 2021

On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

May 2, 2021

A British healthcare worker left his job as a medical assistant after six years to pursue a full-time OnlyFans career after receiving a one-percent raise.

Where's Caitlyn? So Far, Jenner's Campaign is Virtual

Where's Caitlyn? So Far, Jenner's Campaign is Virtual

Apr 28, 2021

In her five days as a Republican candidate for California governor, Caitlyn Jenner has been everywhere online but she hasn't spoken a word in public.

Apple Music Launches More than 100 City-Focused Music Charts

Apple Music Launches More than 100 City-Focused Music Charts

By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 27, 2021

Apple Music is coming to a city near you — the streaming service has launched daily music charts focused on particular cities around the world, including New York City, Tokyo and Lagos.

Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to High Court Speech Case

Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to High Court Speech Case

By Mark Sherman | Apr 26, 2021

An unusual alliance of conservative and liberal interest groups has formed, all pointing to the dangers of expanding school regulation of students speech.

Leslie Jordan Parlays Instagram Fame with New Book and Album

Leslie Jordan Parlays Instagram Fame with New Book and Album

By Alicia Rancilio | Apr 22, 2021

Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram.

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 21, 2021

YouTube shut down a Nigerian pastor's channel following complaints about videos that showed congregants being assaulted in the name of driving out "demons" that supposedly made them gay.

Netflix's Subscriber Growth, Stock Zapped as Pandemic Eases

Netflix's Subscriber Growth, Stock Zapped as Pandemic Eases

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 21, 2021

Netflix's pandemic-fueled subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home are able to get out and do other things again.

Restaurants, Delivery Apps Still at Odds as Demand Grows

Restaurants, Delivery Apps Still at Odds as Demand Grows

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 20, 2021

Restaurants and delivery companies remain uneasy partners, haggling over fees and struggling to make the service profitable for themselves and each other.

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 15, 2021

Hackers cracked a database belonging to gay hookup app Manhunt, and stole the information of more than a half million users, including "usernames, email addresses and passwords," the company confirmed.

See Where 'Sugar Daddy' Matt Gaetz Looked for 'Sugar Babies'

See Where 'Sugar Daddy' Matt Gaetz Looked for 'Sugar Babies'

Apr 10, 2021

Matt Gaetz used "Seeking Arrangement, a dating website dedicated to matching financially well-off 'sugar daddies' with attractive 'sugar babies' seeking partners who can provide them with "the finer things in life."

Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am Launches High-Tech Mask

Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am Launches High-Tech Mask

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 7, 2021

Multi-talented singer, producer and entrepreneur will.i.am of Black eyed Peas has been giving a lot of thought to the future of mask-wearing and recently partnered with N95 mask manufacturer Honeywell to create the XuperMask.

Facebook Data on More than 500M Accounts Found Online

Facebook Data on More than 500M Accounts Found Online

Apr 4, 2021

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers.

Robot Artist Sells Art for $688,888, Now Eyeing Music Career

Robot Artist Sells Art for $688,888, Now Eyeing Music Career

By Zen Soo and Alice Fung | Apr 3, 2021

Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art.

In a Year of Lemons, Spring Into Wellness With Telehealth Platform Lemonaid

In a Year of Lemons, Spring Into Wellness With Telehealth Platform Lemonaid

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 2, 2021

Reports have continued to emerge over the past year regarding health disparities facing the LGBTQ community. Lemonaid's team of qualified physicians and nurse practitioners can diagnose, treat or help manage more than 30 different medical concerns.

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