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Supervisor David Campos speaks Wednesday afternoon about meeting with Facebook representatives and their requirement that users only have accounts with their real names. He is backed by members of San Francisco's drag and transgender communities, including, from left, Little Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma, Heklina, and Carmen Morrison, who also participated in the meeting

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.


Is Your Homemade Porno Secure?

By Mae Anderson | Sep 6
The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet.

Personal Technology

Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

By EDGE | Sep 19
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Support is growing for these drag queens

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

Activists at the Wednesday meeting

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

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Video Games

Gay Matchmaking Game 'Dandy' Comes to US Market

By EDGE | Sep 12
Online Buddies, parent company of the world's leading gay dating site, Manhunt.net, and Jack'd, the most popular social dating app among young gay men, today announced the acquisition of the gay mobile app Dandy.

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Science

NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

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