Google Removes Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ App Following Outcry

Google has removed an app from the Google Play store which encouraged gay people to go through “conversion therapy,” following complaints from LGBT groups. Google still hasn’t removed an app which allows users to report “heresy” to Indonesia’s strict Muslim government, however, nor has the company removed a Saudi Arabian app which allows men to track women and limit their movement.

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Watchdog: Los Angeles County Is Ducking Voter ID Rules

Texas-based election integrity organization True the Vote is calling into question whether Los Angeles County election officials are properly training poll workers to follow voter identification standards.

A steady stream of voters fill the voting booths at Ronald Reagan Lodge, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

‘Tinder for Voting’ Hacks the Vote at RNC

Hunter Scarborough is talking up his mobile app, Voter, which he describes as “Tinder for politics,” and which allows voters to learn about issues, candidates, and each other.

Scarborough Voter (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Your Pharmacist Will Soon Be a Robot

Being a pharmacist has for decades been one of the most respected and highest paying jobs, but apps and robotics now threaten to make most pharmacists obsolete.

Robot pharmacy (Stan Honda / Getty)

Israeli Soldiers’ App Use Leads to Deadly Fight in West Bank Camp

The Guardian reports:  Two Israeli soldiers sparked an hour-long deadly battle in a Palestinian refugee camp which they entered, apparently by mistake, while following the popular online navigation app Waze. In the course of a rescue operation, during which helicopters

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New Search Engine to Target anti-Semitism

The World Zionist Organization (WZO) is expected to launch its Sniper app, which it says is a search engine for anti-Semitic content. The Sniper system is set up to scan the internet using an algorithm that will identify certain keywords

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Jackson Hole: Fed Dithers But Left & Right Agree on Improving Economy

Jackson Hole — This town in Wyoming just hosted three economic events: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole retreat and two others to respond to the Fed’s mismanagement the economy: the Fed Up group, demonstrating against increasing interest rates, and the American Principles Project (APP).

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks during a CNN Debate on the Global Economy in Washington, DC, October 9, 2014, ahead of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read

What Steve Jobs Taught Google’s Tony Fadell About Designing Simple Products

At the TED conference in Vancouver this year, one of the main designers of the iPod and co-founder of Nest Labs, Tony Fadell, gave a few simple tips about creating awesome products. While most of us won’t be working on the next worldwide gadget phenomenon, his tips, especially those from the late, great Steve Jobs, seemed delightfully practical for all sorts of projects.

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Apple Health App Should Include Menstrual Component. Period.

As women are becoming a more integral part of the workforce, the demand for their recognition across the board has also increased. The tech sector, in particular, has faced the feminists’ wrath. Recently, Apple has been targeted as a result

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