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Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

By Josh Wolford May 21, 2015

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. …

Woman Who Cut Out Baby After Luring Mother on Craigslist Won’t Face Murder Charges

A decision not to file murder charges against a woman accused of cutting a seven-month-old fetus from its mother’s womb is setting off debates over so-called “fetal homicide laws.” Earlier this month we told you the horrifying story of a …

Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall …

Sephora Doesn’t Trust Its Asian Customers? Allegedly Deactivated Accounts According To Race

As beauty supply giant Sephora could be about to learn the hard way, what seems like a simple and logical solution is actually grounds for a MAJOR lawsuit. Trouble began brewing Friday morning when Sephora made the following announcement on …

Lena Dunham: When ‘Edgy’ Goes Over The Edge

Lena Dunham is not the victim of a far-right smear campaign. Nor are she and her sister being attacked by a heteronormative culture policing the sexual self-expression of young female children. In actuality, The 28-year-old’s troubles have been brought on …

Boston Herald: Obama Cartoon Was Honest Mistake, Not Racist

Twitter has been aflutter over a cartoon that recently appeared in the Boston Herald, and the newspaper, as well as the cartoonist behind the controversial ‘funny’, have made apologies. The cartoon, meant to poke fun at the recent Secret Service …

Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. …

Chelsea Handler Receives Backlash For Hitler Parody

Chelsea Handler is no stranger to controversy. However, it seems like her latest parody on her late night talk show Chelsea Lately, may have crossed the line, and she is now being called “tasteless, offensive and hurtful.” During an episode …

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment

Another Facebooker has spoken publicly about the controversial emotion experiment the company conducted without user consent in 2012. The company’s global policy management head, Monkia Bickert, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and had this to say when asked about …

Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the …

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

Uber ‘Honors’ Pride Week with On-Demand Weddings Uber ‘Honors’ Pride Week with On-Demand Weddings

On-demand car company, ride-sharing purveyors, or disruptors of the taxi game – whatever you want to call them, Uber is known for creative marketing stunts. Last year, the company offered to deliver kittens for people to play with. Then, during …

Google, Once Again, Offends with D-Day Doodle Google, Once Again, Offends with D-Day Doodle

In another one for the Google hates America, freedom, and our veterans files, the search engine is once again on the defensive after pissing off some people on D-Day with a Google Doodle. For a brief period this morning, on …

Bride Drags Baby Down Aisle As Part Of Train

According to tradition, a blushing bride needs “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” One bride took “new” to a rather controversial extreme. Shona Carter-Brooks was ecstatic to be marrying the love of her life, Johnathon Brooks. The …

North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when …