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Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments

By Rod McGuirk | Oct 7, 2021

Australia's prime minister on Thursday warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay  White House Employee

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay White House Employee

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

A gay Trump staffer was summarily fired — and given an armed escort on his way out of the White House — when his "lively Grindr account" was discovered, a new memoir says.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

By Leanne Italie | Sep 27, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Watch: Thirst-Trapping OnlyFans Stars Rick & Griff Give Middle Finger to Streaming Service with Hilarious Vid

Sep 15, 2021

Social media influencers and adult content providers Rick and Griff Twombley-King struck out at OnlyFans for their now-rescinded decision to ban adult content with a funny parody video.

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

By Michael Liedtke | Sep 14, 2021

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers.

Internet Funding Rule Could Favor Rural Areas over Cities

By David A. Lieb | Sep 12, 2021

Cities and urban counties raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion relief aid to expand high-speed internet.

Watch: California Democratic Lawmaker Joins Grindr to Encourage a 'No' Vote on Newsom Recall

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9, 2021

Embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom has fresh support from an unexpected direction: A Democratic state lawmaker has joined Grindr to promote a "No" vote on the recall election.

China's Weibo Bans BTS Fan Account For Illegal Fundraising

Sep 6, 2021

Chinese social media platform Weibo banned a fan club of popular South Korean K-pop band BTS from posting for 60 days, saying it had raised funds illegally, days after photographs of a customized airplane funded by the fan club were posted online.

Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

By Michael Liedtke And Matt O'Brien | Sep 4, 2021

Apple is indefinitely delaying plans to scan iPhones in the U.S. for images of child sexual abuse following an outcry from security and privacy experts who warned the technology could be exploited.

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

By Lynn Elber | Sep 3, 2021

While about a third of households have one subscription, the average number is 3.8, a significant increase from 3.1 in 2020, said Jennifer Chan, the research service's global insight director.

Getting Personal With Booksy

Sep 1, 2021

A decade ago, the term 'virtual workout' would have had most people scratching their heads but, in 2020, this very much became a thing.

Dealing with Mental Health Crisis One Zoom Call at a Time

By Don Babwin | Aug 30, 2021

First responders are turning to technology to cope with the increasing number of mental health issues emerging from 911 calls.

What is a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport, and Do I Need One?

By Matt O'Brien | Aug 27, 2021

"Vaccine passports" are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places.

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too


Beyond its daily use, smart home technology is also proving to be a smart real estate investment. But not all products are created equal. Here's a look at some of the most popular smart home products on the market.

OnlyFans Planned Porn Ban Suspended after User Outcry

By Tali Arbel | Aug 25, 2021

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers.

Adult Performer Josh Moore Lashes Out at Those Laughing at Sex Workers Impacted by OnlyFans Decision

Aug 22, 2021

The economic and emotional fallout from OnlyFans decision to block explicit content from the site after October 1 continues with sex workers most impacted. Adult performer Josh Moore expressed his frustration in a tweet.

Twitter Users Slam OnlyFans' Decision to Ban Explicit Sexual Content

Aug 21, 2021

On Thursday OnlyFans, the site where content is shared for profit, content after October 1. On Twitter many call the decision as being based on moral judgment and will hurt sex workers.

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