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Reddit bans 'FatPeopleHate' and other forums, citing antiharassment policy

The social-networking and news site removes five "subreddits" it says violated recently introduced rules regarding hostile posts.

By June 10, 2015


Phil Spencer on Xbox One 'always-on' debacle: 'We could have been more clear'

On the final day of the Game Developers Conference, the head of Microsoft Studios opens up about the Xbox One's tumultuous road to launch and the company's indie game relationship.

By March 21, 2014


'Ender's Game' author: Where's 'tolerance' now?

After gay-rights activists move to boycott the film version of "Ender's Game" to protest author Orson Scott Card's opposition to gay marriage, Card asks for tolerance of views like his.

By July 10, 2013


Cat ladies take over the Australian Christian Lobby domain

An Australian Christian Lobby domain name has been snapped up and turned into a Web site for the Australian Cat Ladies.

By April 29, 2013


Banned from Guild Wars 2? ArenaNet tells you why

Guild Wars 2 hasn't even been out for 48 hours yet, but the bans are already coming in. Developer ArenaNet has taken to Reddit to explain to users that their racism and homophobia will not be tolerated.

By August 28, 2012


Tyler Clementi's death is a call to action

The suicide of the 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, who jumped to his death after a roommate used a Webcam to live-stream him kissing another male, prompts more calls to end cyberbullying.

By October 4, 2010


Fox News: Suicide is proof tech dehumanizes

commentary Critics blame social networks and computer cameras for the suicide of Tyler Clementi. Greg Sandoval asserts, however, that people don't need gadgets or the Web to commit acts of cruelty.

By September 30, 2010


Online gaming's dirty little secret

While the bulk of mainstream media criticism of gaming tends to focus on the violence, gore, and questionable ethics in combat-centric titles, little is spoken about growing instances of racism, misogyny, and homophobia.

By November 19, 2009


The 404 Podcast 471: Where we work for No. 2

It's National Toilet Day today, and Justin isn't here to celebrate. Fortunately, we more than make it up with dozens upon dozens of fecal jokes. Mark Licea of The Green Show joins the show today to talk tech and...lingerie?

By November 19, 2009


Twitter vs the world: Ten scandals that set Twitter alight

From the BNP to the NHS and Moir to Mandelson, Twitter provides a perfect outlet for the masses to unite in protest. We pick ten scandals that saw users throw their tweets out of the pram

By November 20, 2009