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Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 16, 2020

Digital experiences are turning our computer screens into portals for all sorts of holiday reunions, group workshops, live entertainment and delightful tours. Here's a rundown of a few faves tilted toward LGBTQ interests.

Virus Shuts Many UK Theaters but Online the Show Goes On

Virus Shuts Many UK Theaters but Online the Show Goes On

By Jill Lawless | Dec 16, 2020

The Old Vic is among theaters trying to keep the flame alive. But owners and producers warn that nine months of coronavirus-related curbs have left Britain's performing arts on the brink.

CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Ordered Apple TV to Shut Down Gawker Show

CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Ordered Apple TV to Shut Down Gawker Show

Dec 14, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly shutdown a project for the company's streaming service Apple TV+ about the Gawker Media, the now-defunct blogging network that outed him as gay in 2008, according to a report from The New York Times.

Visa, Mastercard Won't Allow Charges for Services on Pornhub

Visa, Mastercard Won't Allow Charges for Services on Pornhub

Dec 12, 2020

Mastercard and Visa said Thursday they would block their customers from using the credit cards to make purchases on Pornhub following accusations the pornographic website showed videos of rape and underage sex.

Weeks After Election, YouTube Cracks Down on Misinformation

Weeks After Election, YouTube Cracks Down on Misinformation

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 9, 2020

More than a month after the U.S. presidential election, YouTube says it will start removing newly uploaded material that claims widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome.

Pornhub Calls Halt to Unverified Users Posting on its Site

Pornhub Calls Halt to Unverified Users Posting on its Site

Dec 9, 2020

Pornhub said Tuesday it was halting unverified users from uploading video material after a report alleged that the pornographic website was showing videos of rape and underage sex.

How Phones Can Alert You to COVID-19 Exposure

How Phones Can Alert You to COVID-19 Exposure

By Matt O'Brien | Dec 8, 2020

More than 8.1 million people in the U.S. have turned their iPhones and Android devices into pandemic contact-tracing tools, but it hasn't been of much use when their neighbors, classmates and coworkers aren't on the same system.

How Lemonaid is Making Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

How Lemonaid is Making Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 2, 2020

Lemonaids Chief Clinical Officer discusses how Lemonaid is at the forefront of making healthcare more accessible and affordable through its groundbreaking virtual platform.

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

By Kristin M. Hall | Dec 2, 2020

From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era but No Ease in Scrutiny

By Marcy Gordon | Nov 28, 2020

Biden may aim to take a bite out of the dominance of Big Tech and may welcome an opportunity to work with the opposing side to curb the power of a common adversary.

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2020

The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

LGBTQIA+ Gamers Who Are Blazing a Trail On and Offline

LGBTQIA+ Gamers Who Are Blazing a Trail On and Offline

Nov 26, 2020

The world of online gaming is blowing up at the moment with everyone from professional eSports players to live gaming streamers growing in stature as mainstream entertainers and athletes.

Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

By Joseph Pisani | Nov 25, 2020

Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back, and click to buy if they like what they see.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

IBM Apologizes to Transgender Computer Pioneer 52 Years After Firing Her

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

IBM apologized to a former employee, Lynn Conway, a trailblazing computer scientist who revolutionized the way computer chips are designed and manufactured, for firing her in 1968 for being transgender.

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 20, 2020

A more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

Grindr Now Allows Underwear Profile Pics

Nov 18, 2020

Earlier this month, Grindr announced it updated its community guidelines, noting in a blog post that the company's "rules are the same as they always have been" except now users can use an underwear snap for their profile pic.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Facing Questions on Election Measures

By Marcy Gordon | Nov 17, 2020

A Senate panel is calling on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to defend their handling of disinformation in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

Most People Agree That Dating Will Never Be the Same After 2020

Nov 14, 2020

Six in 10 Americans believe the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the dating game, according to new research.

Watch: 'Pay For Play' Cameo Personality Michael Cohen Goes Gaga for OnlyFans Matthew Camp

Watch: 'Pay For Play' Cameo Personality Michael Cohen Goes Gaga for OnlyFans Matthew Camp

Nov 13, 2020

On Cameo - which is 'Pay for Play' for celebrities - Trump's ex-fixer Michael Cohen sent a message to OnlyFans star Matthew Camp that left him blushing.

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