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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.

School Reportedly Censors, Monitors Attendees of GSA

School Reportedly Censors, Monitors Attendees of GSA

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 7
A high school in Allen County, Indiana, is reportedly keeping watch on who attends meetings of its Gay-Straight Alliance... which, by the way, is not allowed to call itself a GSA.

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over His Past Anti-Gay Tweets

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over His Past Anti-Gay Tweets

By Jake Coyle | Dec 7
Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.

Virginia Teacher Fights for Job over Transgender Controversy

Virginia Teacher Fights for Job over Transgender Controversy

Dec 7
A Virginia high school teacher is fighting a recommendation to be dismissed in the wake of a controversy involving a transgender student.

US Senators Request Reports in Death of Transgender Migrant

US Senators Request Reports in Death of Transgender Migrant

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Dec 7
Three U.S. senators want federal officials to publicly release information about the circumstances surrounding the death of a Honduran transgender migrant who was in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys Sing at Bush's Texas Funeral

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys Sing at Bush's Texas Funeral

Dec 6
Reba McEntire has sung "The Lord's Prayer" at the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush.

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.

DOJ Hires New Spokeswoman Who Worked for Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

DOJ Hires New Spokeswoman Who Worked for Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

Dec 6
The U.S. Department of Justice hired a new spokesman, who previously worked for the Southern Poverty Law designed anti-LGBTQ hate group the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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?

Trump Task Force Recommends Ways to Boost Postal Service

Trump Task Force Recommends Ways to Boost Postal Service

By Martin Crutsinger | Dec 6
The report recommended that the Postal Service develop a new pricing model that would remove current price caps and charge market-based prices for mail and packages that were not deemed to be "essential postal services."

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