Topics :: technology

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Sep 27, 2014
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

By Sean Piverger | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
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.

Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Tuesday Sep 2, 2014
Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.

Is Accused Killer Using Social Media to Stay Ahead of the Law?

By AP | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.

Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

Queer Apple Customer Finds 'F@G' Written on His Receipt

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 15, 2014
A queer Apple customer was shocked to find a homophobic slur printed on his receipt after a recent visit to a Portland, Oregon, Apple store.

To the Moon and Back on 4KB of Memory

By Rhuaridh Marr | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
This past week, America - and, indeed, the world - celebrated 45 years since NASA successfully put the first men on the moon... using less computational power than you've got in your iPhone.

Bigger is Better for Personal Tech

By Rhuaridh Marr | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
It's official, people: Bigger is better. It's something we can no longer ignore - our smartphones are swelling to ever-greater sizes following years of shrinkage, and we're lapping up these behemoths in droves.

Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Looking for love? You may find it on a new website that focuses on love connections, not hook-ups.

"Coming Out Simulator 2014″ Smart, Heartfelt Game

By Rhuaridh Marr | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Coming out is tough. Enter, then, "Coming Out Simulator 2014," which not only takes you back to that first time but hands you the keys to someone else's coming out tale.