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Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Dec 10
The head of Grindr's communications announced he has resigned following remarks the gay dating app's president made about marriage equality.

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Dec 10
Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run.

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 9
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

By Rod McGuirk | Dec 9
A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists.

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Dec 8
A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five years and up to life in prison.

Sails Make a Comeback as Shipping Tries to Go Green

Sails Make a Comeback as Shipping Tries to Go Green

By Kelvin Chan | Dec 8
European and U.S. tech companies, including one backed by airplane maker Airbus, are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind power.

EU Steps Up Fight Against 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

EU Steps Up Fight Against 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

Dec 7
European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns from their platforms ahead of elections next year.

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data As Competitive Weapon

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data As Competitive Weapon

By Danica Kirka, Frank Bajak, and Barbara Ortutay | Dec 7
Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark.

5 Worst Topics to Discuss on A Dating App

5 Worst Topics to Discuss on A Dating App

Dec 7
We all were told it's impolite to talk money, politics, and religion with people you don't know well. The principle applies to dating apps, but no one ever told you there are more rules in online dating etiquette.

Here's How Long Milo Yiannopoulos was on Patreon Before Getting Banned

Here's How Long Milo Yiannopoulos was on Patreon Before Getting Banned

Dec 6
It wasn't long before openly gay alt-right provocateur and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was booted from the crowdfunding/membership platform Patreon.

Drowning in Potential: How American Society Can Survive Digital Technology

Drowning in Potential: How American Society Can Survive Digital Technology

By Rod Wallace | Dec 6
Digital technology strengthens our voices, but at what price? Is digital technology leading us to under-serve issues that foster progress - and if so, what can we do about it?

Thousands of Emails Stolen from Republican Committee's Aides

Thousands of Emails Stolen from Republican Committee's Aides

By Michael Balsamo | Dec 5
Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities.

Drake Dominates Apple Music as Most-Streamed Artist in 2018

Drake Dominates Apple Music as Most-Streamed Artist in 2018

Dec 4
Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.

Tumblr Will Soon Start Banning Adult Content

Tumblr Will Soon Start Banning Adult Content

Dec 3
Tumblr will soon ban adult content, including porn, from its blogging platform.

Top Tot Toys? Blocks and Boxes Backed Over High-Tech Toys

Top Tot Toys? Blocks and Boxes Backed Over High-Tech Toys

By Lindsey Tanner | Dec 3
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents that spark imagination and creativity.

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