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Will BioWare Change The Mass Effect 3 Ending? Will BioWare Change The Mass Effect 3 Ending?
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Mass Effect 3 developer BioWare has been taking a lot of flak over the last couple of weeks, and it all focuses on the highly controversial ending to the much-anticipated game. Without going into too much detail and hitting everyone …

SXSW’s Homeless Hotspots Draw Jon Stewart’s Ire SXSW’s Homeless Hotspots Draw Jon Stewart’s Ire
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You might have heard about a recent “experiment” that took place at this year’s SXSW festival, as it sparked quite the controversy earlier this week. A marketing company called BBH Labs launched what they called a “charitable innovation experiment,” that …

Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe? Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe?
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At last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban sat down with sports columnist and Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons. During their discussion, which was part of Simmons’ B.S. Report podcast, Cuban made a joke that …

Bill Maher Has Rush Limbaugh’s Back Bill Maher Has Rush Limbaugh’s Back
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Controversies make for strange bedfellows, and the biggest controversy gripping the nation for the past week seems to be Rush Limbaugh making ill-advised comments on his radio show. Rush Limbaugh? Saying something controversial? I know, the news came as a …

Jeffrey Dahmer Tours On Groupon Don’t Go Over Too Well Jeffrey Dahmer Tours On Groupon Don’t Go Over Too Well

This week, Groupon ran a deal for its Milwaukee customers for a tour of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s crime scenes. This reportedly resulted in protests from local residents, including family members of some of Dahmer’s victims. Groupon has pulled …

Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing
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Just in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is currently one of the hottest startups. In fact, based on data from ratings firm comScore, it is the third fastest growing site in the U.S. So, apparently if you haven’t jumped on …

Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos
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Another day, another set of breastfeeding images removed from Facebook. This time, the affected group of breastfeeding activists hail from the Respect The Breast Facebook page. The page’s founder, Heather Stultz, told the Huffington Post that in the last few …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated] Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated]
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Update: It sounds like this didn’t actually happen, and that WBC is using Twitter to manipulate the media. NJ.com reports: Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests …

Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You
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The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial
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Today’s animated Google Doodle is simple, heartwarming, and slightly controversial? Let’s start with the un-controversial part, which is basically 99% of the Doodle. A young lad sees the love of his young life playfully jumping rope, completely oblivious to his …

Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors
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Reddit has made an announcement concerning a topic that has hounded the online community for some time now – as of Sunday, they are adding a new overarching rule concerning sexually suggestive content featuring young girls. “Today we are adding …

Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous
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Full disclosure: I’m much, much more socially liberal than the average bear. I won’t get into specifics about certain policy positions – but let’s just say that I fail to see how a little lightening up could do anything but …

Controversial Obama Trampling The Constitution Painting Sees Huge Spike In Interest, Sales Controversial Obama Trampling The Constitution Painting Sees Huge Spike In Interest, Sales
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A painting by artist John McNaughton caused quite of bit of controversy last week, and now he’s saying that sales of the much-talked-about work are through the roof. You might have seen the painting, entitled “The Forgotten Man,” circulating around …

Racist Super Bowl Commercial Lands Michigan Politician In Hot Water Racist Super Bowl Commercial Lands Michigan Politician In Hot Water
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It appears that M.I.A.’s middle finger wasn’t the most offensive thing to happen during Sunday night’s Super Bowl. During a Super Bowl where the ads failed to impress (for the most part), one regional commercial is sparking claims of blatant …

Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices

Facebook has always been a little prudish when it comes to breasts. Although Facebook’s policy strictly prohibits the sharing of images with nudity, the line regarding what constitutes nudity is oftentimes a bit blurry. Just in personal experience, I’ve had …

M.I.A.’s Middle Finger Gets The Lame NBC Apology You Expected M.I.A.’s Middle Finger Gets The Lame NBC Apology You Expected
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This morning, parents everywhere are being forced to have tough conversations with their children after they were exposed to something so incredibly lewd during last night’s Super Bowl Halftime show that it’s downright un-American. If you watched the big game, …

Online Petition for Autistic Boy Put in Bag Exceeds 180K Signatures Online Petition for Autistic Boy Put in Bag Exceeds 180K Signatures
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Through special events, government protests, and other news, the world now recognizes the Internet as a valuable medium for getting important messages to the masses. The simplicity of sharing on the Web combined with its viral nature makes it very easy for stories to get really big, really fast.

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next
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Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

Google Privacy Changes: What Do They Mean To You? Google Privacy Changes: What Do They Mean To You?
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Google announced this week that it is rolling out a new, main privacy policy that covers the majority of its products. The company is consolidating over 60 privacy notices into the main privacy policy. It’s keeping a few separate for …

Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate

Normally, I wouldn’t give vile, hate-spewing, bigoted jackasses like @LGBTFacts the time of day, but this is simply too funny to pass up. @LGBTFacts is a Twitter account solely devoted to “spreading the truth about the abhorrent homosexual lifestyle.” In …

ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature” ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”
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On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.