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When 'Likes' Can Shed Light

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Facebook users' patterns of "Likes" on the social-networking site can unintentionally expose political and religious views, drug use, divorce and sexual orientation, researchers said....
When 'Likes' Can Shed Light

When "Likes" Can Shed Light

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Facebook users’ patterns of “Likes” on the social-networking site can unintentionally expose political and religious views, drug use, divorce and sexual orientation, researchers said Monday. A study of 58,000 U.S. Facebook users, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, arises from an emerging discipline in which experts...
When "Likes" Can Shed Light

How to convert email addresses into name, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation

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How to convert email addresses into name, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation
Tim Cook tops Out power list for third consecutive time, more than anyone who has come out

How we visualised gay rights in America

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Visualisign gay rights across US states needed more than a map. Guardian in America interactive designer Feilding Cage talks through how he did it• Check out the interactive guide to gay rights, state by stateWhen the idea of doing a gay marriage interactive was mentioned I had two initial thoughts....
How we visualised gay rights in America

The disgrace of papal blessing for Ugandan homophobia | Jill Filipovic

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Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter to keep Catholicism relevant in the 21st century. How about modernizing dogma instead?Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter in an effort to galvanize the faithful and modernize the Catholic Church for a younger, increasingly secular generation, making him the last person after your...
The disgrace of papal blessing for Ugandan homophobia | Jill Filipovic
GaymerCon wants to provide a "safe place" for LGBTQ gamers

Dating App Yoke Hooks You Up Based On Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook Data

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Finally, a dating site where you can find someone to actually date, not just sleep with. New dating app Yoke matches you with single friends of friends you’re truly compatible with but who don’t even need to be Yoke users.  Yoke does this by comparing  you and their Facebook Likes and listening...
Dating App Yoke Hooks You Up Based On Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook Data

McDonnell issues Executive Order No. 6, taking "sexual orientation" out of the list of things that a state worker cannot be discriminated against

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McDonnell issues Executive Order No. 6, taking "sexual orientation" out of the list of things that a state worker cannot be discriminated against

ComiXology Reverses Ban On The Latest Issue Of Saga, Says Apple Isn't To Blame

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ComiXology just published a blog post discussing (and ultimately backing down from) a recent decision to ban the latest issue of the Saga its online comics store. At the time, Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan described the situation thusly: “Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple...
ComiXology Reverses Ban On The Latest Issue Of Saga, Says Apple Isn't To Blame
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum

What Feminists Are Saying About the Facebook IPO

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Facebook has announced what will likely be the tech industry's biggest Initial Public Offering of stock ever. What do practitioners of feminism, a philosophy centered in the experiences of women, have to say about the political economy of the world's biggest social technology? They've raised a number of interesting questions...
What Feminists Are Saying About the Facebook IPO
What we know--and don't know--about the biology of homosexuality

FA fines Federico Macheda £15,000 for homophobic comments on Twitter

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• Manchester United striker also warned over future conduct• Three other footballers fined for similar commentsThe Manchester United striker, Federico Macheda, has been fined £15,000 and warned about his future conduct after admitting making homophobic comments on Twitter.The 20-year-old Italian, who is on loan at Queens Park Rangers, was charged...
FA fines Federico Macheda £15,000 for homophobic comments on Twitter
Facebook's Graph Search = The Ultimate Online Dating Service?
How Facebook's ambiguous privacy settings can leak your sexual orientation

Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday

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A dozen years ago, when I went from techno-dilettante to technophile, one of my living heroes was Jon maddog Hall, the 61-year-old writer for Linux Magazine and an early proponent for free and open source software. Today Jon came out as homosexual in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. His...
Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday
OkCupid Launches Standalone 'Crazy Blind Date' Service For Blind Mini-Dates

What We Should Learn From Comic Creators Censoring Themselves For Apple

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On the heels of Tim Cushing's story about Apple threatening removal of a comics app due to what it deemed to be adult content, leading me to wonder whether Apple realizes that their devices are indeed used by adults throughout the world, it's worth highlighting something Cushing mentioned somewhat...
What We Should Learn From Comic Creators Censoring Themselves For Apple

Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) Nowadays Facebook is very cautious around the third rail that is sexual orientation. Sure, there's a timeline icon just for gay marriage, but the company won't serve up ladies seeking ladies to advertisers. But that wasn't always the case. Digiday has gotten its hands on an interesting...
Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds

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Personal information including sexuality and drug use can be correctly inferred from public 'like' updates, according to studyFacebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political beliefs - using only public "like" updates, according to a study of online privacy.The research into 58,000...
Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds

Likes On Facebook Can Inadvertently Reveal Gender, Sexual Preference and More

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Like 'The Colbert Report'? You're probably intelligent. What you "Like" on Facebook could reveal more than just your preference for that thing. Researchers found that Facebook "Likes" can show a user's marital status, religion, drug use, parental separation, age, gender and sexual orientation, according to a study published in...
Likes On Facebook Can Inadvertently Reveal Gender, Sexual Preference and More

How Facebook is helping researchers in getting to know you

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The trick that lies at the heart of this kind of automated, algorithmic detective work is correlationThe news that researchers can track down intimate details of your life - your race, politics, sexual orientation or recreational drug habits - simply from which bands, brands and shows you like on Facebook...
How Facebook is helping researchers in getting to know you
13 million American Facebook users don't manage privacy settings, says Consumer Reports

Retail Guru Ron Johnson Dazzles In His First Media Controversy As JC Penny CEO

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JC Penny CEO Ron Johnson, who was the mastermind behind the Apple stores, is dealing with his first media controversy. A group called One Million Moms has been trying to get JC Penny spokesperson Ellen DeGeneres fired because of her sexual orientation. Johnson, flashing an incredibly charming smile, appeared...
Retail Guru Ron Johnson Dazzles In His First Media Controversy As JC Penny CEO
Facebook to take a stand against rape jokes, gender hate speech

Ravel Morrison pleads guilty of homophobic comment on Twitter

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• West Ham's 19-year-old midfielder admits FA charge• FA to decide punishment at a non-personal hearingThe West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison has admitted a Football Association charge of "using abusive and/or insulting words" after a homophobic remark on Twitter.The 19-year-old, who moved to Upton Park from Manchester United at...
Ravel Morrison pleads guilty of homophobic comment on Twitter

What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy

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It Shouldn't Take a Letter from Congress for Google to Give Straight Answers About Privacy Policy Changes Last week, Google announced a new, simplified privacy policy. They did a great job of informing users that the privacy policy had been changed through emails and notifications, and several experts (including Ontario’s...
What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy

Privacy and the moral hazard of surveillance

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If online oversharing is a public health problem, then the state's decision to harness it for its own purposes means that huge, powerful forces within government will come to depend on itWhenever government surveillance is debated, someone inevitably pooh-poohs the subject as cause for alarm: after all, people overshare so...
Privacy and the moral hazard of surveillance

Comixology, not Apple, responsible for not publishing controversial comic

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via paperblog.com Comixology CEO Dan Steinberge addressed the company’s customers today clarifying that Apple was not responsible for withholding its comic Saga #12 from the Comixology iOS app. In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on...
Comixology, not Apple, responsible for not publishing controversial comic
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