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TECH 06 Apr 2016 | 4:35 AM Premium

PayPal pulls North Carolina plan after transgender bathroom law

PayPal Holdings Inc cancelled plans to open a global operations centre in Charlotte, North Carolina and invest US$3.6mil (RM14.08mil) in the area after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.

TECH 24 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM Premium

Twitter bans blood drives in offices worldwide until gays can donate

Social network giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay or bisexual men, a move that LGBT-rights advocates say is a first for a public technology company.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 AM Premium

In-person friends combat bullies better than online friends

Gay and lesbian adolescents see their online friends as generally more supportive than their in-person friends, but when they do have pals who can physically offer a hand or a hug, those friends provide a superior protective shield against bullying, a new study finds.

TECH 30 Jun 2014 | 5:02 PM Premium

Apple, Facebook, Google cheer on San Francisco Gay Pride parade

Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and other prominent Silicon Valley technology companies flew the flag for gay rights at the San Francisco Pride Festival on Sunday as they sought to boost morale among employees and reflect a corporate culture of diversity.

TECH 01 Nov 2018 | 2:30 AM Premium

Fake news accounts: Nigerian social media's copycat issue

Nigeria has an unenviable reputation around the world for corruption and is known particularly for its "419" email scams, named after the section of the penal code covering fraud.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 4:35 AM Premium

Facebook strengthens reviews after 10 million saw Russian ads

Facebook Inc outlined plans to strengthen its advertisement systems and disclosed that about 10 million people saw ads linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election.