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Alan Turing gets royal pardon on homosexuality 'crime'

The codebreaker and computer pioneer was convicted in 1952, which resulted in him losing security clearance and he was given the choice of jail or chemical castration. A 2013 pardon is merely posturing.

By December 24, 2013


Evangelicals create 'sin-free' Facebook

Technically Incorrect: In Brazil, a religious group creates Facegloria, where instead of "liking," you click "amen."

By July 5, 2015


Swedish group has neon, gay sonar message for Russian subs

"The Singing Sailor" is deployed in the waters off Stockholm, sending a very friendly message to any foreign subs that might pass its way.

By May 13, 2015


Rare Alan Turing journal shows his genius at work

CNET gets a deeper look at the hidden notebook from the "father of modern computing," before it goes up for auction.

By February 14, 2015


Cumberbatch's Turing passes the test in 'The Imitation Game'

Benedict Cumberbatch is on enigmatic form as the computing pioneer and war hero, but this biopic doesn't quite crack the code.

By November 12, 2014


Blogger claims school fired him for post about homophones

A Utah social media specialist says a Language Center believed that writing about words that sound the same but are spelled differently associated the school with a gay agenda.

By August 3, 2014


First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

Following news of the royal pardon for WWII code breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing for his "crime" in the '50s of being a homosexual, "The Imitation Game" reveals its first official image from the film.

By December 27, 2013


Code-breaker Alan Turing to be pardoned (finally)

Vilified by the British government for his homosexuality -- a fact that many say led to his suicide -- the famous mathematician and Enigma code-breaker is now likely to receive a posthumous pardon.

By July 20, 2013


'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


Dungeons & Dragons 'destroyed people's lives'

US Southern Baptist televangelist Pat Robertson has spoken out against the evils of playing Dungeons & Dragons.

By April 28, 2013