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Tech Companies Scramble to Remove New Zealand Shooting Video

Tech Companies Scramble to Remove New Zealand Shooting Video

| By Kelvin Chan | Mar 15
Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack.

Neo-Nazi Website Founder Says He Fears Returning to U.S.

Neo-Nazi Website Founder Says He Fears Returning to U.S.

| By Michael Kunzelman | Mar 15
The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath for a lawsuit accusing him of terrorizing a Montana real estate agent.

NSFW: Ready for the Cock Cam?

NSFW: Ready for the Cock Cam?

| Mar 15
Talk about POV. In what some might call a personal tech advance, a UK company called Julz has released a product that combines the use of silicon cock rings and video called the "Cock Cam."

Report: Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation

Report: Facebook Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation

| Mar 14
The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers.

Police Often Use Broad Exemption to Keep Videos from Public

Police Often Use Broad Exemption to Keep Videos from Public

| By Ryan J. Foley | Mar 14
After the death last July of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller in Devils Lake, North Dakota, investigators described the video to his grieving relatives. But for days, weeks and then months, they refused to release it to the family or the public.

R. Kelly's Sex Videos Have Circulated Nationwide for Years

R. Kelly's Sex Videos Have Circulated Nationwide for Years

| By Michael Tarm | Mar 14
An acquaintance of R. Kelly's recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes.

SCRUFF Launches 'Hosting,' a Live In-App Queer Quiz Show

SCRUFF Launches 'Hosting,' a Live In-App Queer Quiz Show

| Mar 14
SCRUFF, the gay, bi, trans and queer social networking and dating app with over 15 million users, has launched Hosting, a live-streaming game show where SCRUFF members compete for a cash prize by answering LGBTQ trivia.

Growlr Picked Up for $12 Mil by Owner of Other Dating Apps

Growlr Picked Up for $12 Mil by Owner of Other Dating Apps

| By Kilian Melloy | Mar 13
The company that owns dating apps MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged has now snapped up gay bear hookup app Growlr, reportedly paying just shy of $12 million for the acquisition.

Saudi App Critized for Feature That Controls Women's Travel

Saudi App Critized for Feature That Controls Women's Travel

| By Rachel Lerman, Aya Batrawy | Mar 12
The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to complete administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn't sitting well with civil-rights advocates: the ability for men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel.

WWWorries? Inventor of Web Laments Coming-of-Age Woes

WWWorries? Inventor of Web Laments Coming-of-Age Woes

| By Jamey Keaten | Mar 12
The inventor of the World Wide Web knows his revolutionary innovation is coming of age, and doesn't always like what he sees: State-sponsored hacking, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation among the ills of its "digital adolescence."

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