The naming announcement comes a month after the Alabama native, who recently came out as gay, criticized the state for its record on granting equal rights.
After recently deactivating the profiles of several well-known San Francisco drag queens, Facebook met with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to discuss its requirement that users provide legal names. CNET's Sumi Das has details on the agreement reached between the two groups.
The world's largest social network says it will create a "fix" for people caught up in the company's "real-name policy."
[commentary] If you were looking for a "teachable moment" about a Silicon Valley executive's personal beliefs versus his ability to lead a diverse community, this wasn't it.
Firefox users are no longer being urged to boycott the browser after OKCupid protested the anti-gay views expressed by Mozilla's new CEO.
The controversial "Google bus" pilot program will go ahead without the environmental review opponents appealed for, but now the tech industry backlash undercurrents at play may only intensify.
You now have 58 options to select from when letting Facebook know your gender. None of them are "None of your beeswax".
With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Cook exhorts the US Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which aims to protect the hiring and employment rights of gay and lesbian Americans.
Intel has stopped donating to the Boy Scouts of America over the organisation's stringent anti-gay policies.