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China desires to prohibit Bitcoin mining, document claims

China plans to put an end to cryptocurrency mining in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday citing a “draft list of industrial activities” China’s state planning agency looks to put a stop on.  The decision doesn’t appear to be final — the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is seeking public opinions on a revised list...CONTINUE READING

‘Take Again the Promenade’ marketing campaign objectives to finish promenade discrimination

Prom is a rite of passage for American teens. It’s also a ritual that fills far too many young people with anxiety.  That’s what DoSomething.org, a nonprofit organization that gets youth involved in social change campaigns, discovered when it started researching how teens felt about prom. The organization found millions of Google search results related...CONTINUE READING

U.S. govt slams Fb with housing discrimination fees

Hyper-specific ad targeting must have sounded like a really great idea at the time, huh? Now, Facebook is paying the price. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed charges against Facebook for housing discrimination on Thursday. First reported by The Verge, the charges allege that Facebook‘s advertising tools violate the Fair Housing...CONTINUE READING

Ted Baker founder and CEO resigns following allegations of ‘pressured hugging’

Founder and CEO of UK designer chain Ted Baker, Ray Kelvin, has resigned following allegations that he forced female employees to embrace him and asked them to sit on his lap.  Kelvin, who denies these allegations, has been on a voluntary leave of absence since December, when the allegations were first made public. But now,...CONTINUE READING

Critical on-line harassment occurs far more than you could suppose

A new survey indicates that social media is an even stinkier cesspool than we previously thought. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released the results of a survey Wednesday that found that over half of all Americans had experienced harassment online, and one in three Americans had experienced “severe” online harassment. The ADL defines severe harassment as...CONTINUE READING

Deadmau5 will get banned from Twitch for the use of homophobic slur

We have to stop saying these words. The DJ/streamer Deadmau5 was banned from Twitch for using a homophobic slur on Tuesday. In response to being banned for violating Twitch’s rules against hate speech, the 38-year-old deleted his Twitch account, esports insider Rod Breslau reported. SEE ALSO: ‘Metro Exodus’ muddies up its formula with an empty...CONTINUE READING

Twitter rages at a highschool referee who compelled a wrestler to bring to a halt his dreads

A high school wrestler from New Jersey, facing the threat of a forfeit, had his dreadlocks cut at a wrestling meet on Wednesday, sparking outrage across the internet against the white referee that gave him the ultimatum. A video of 120-pound Beuna Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his hair cut was posted to...CONTINUE READING

Victoria’s Secret shouldn’t dictate what ‘sexy’ is if transgender models don’t fit its ‘fantasy’

Another day, another non-apology from a man. Victoria’s Secret issued a message on behalf of its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Ed Razek, clarifying statements that Razek made in Vogue about why the lingerie brand hasn’t cast trans models in its tentpole fashion shows.  SEE ALSO: Victoria’s Secret announced its list of ‘What Is Sexy’ and...CONTINUE READING

‘Will and Grace’ takes on the not-so-innocent bystanders in #MeToo episode

In December of last year, two months after the Harvey Weinstein exposé, Matt Damon made the point that “one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys […] who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.” His comments were swiftly derided, because...CONTINUE READING

As other offices storm the streets, Google’s LA protest is quiet and sequestered

Is it really a walk out if you barely… walk out? Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — a center of the #MeToo movement, thanks to Hollywood — Googlers staged a more staid, internal affair than the rabble-rousing actions of their...CONTINUE READING
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