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#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

Technology
A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.Sina Weibo said it would remove "illegal" content, including "manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality" from its website.Weibo, a 'microblogging' site which operates in a similar way to Twitter, said the campaign would last three months and would "create a bright and harmonious community environment".It would also target "violent video games, like Grand Theft Auto", the company added.Weibo's post drew more than 24,000 comments and protests from some 170,000 people who used the hashtag "I am gay".One commenter said that Weibo's actions were "simply discriminatory", adding: "Many mangas removed were not pornographic".Another wrote: "I am ga...
Acting Cambridge Analytica CEO steps down amid Facebook scandal

Acting Cambridge Analytica CEO steps down amid Facebook scandal

World
April 11 (UPI) -- The acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica -- the data mining firm accused of improperly accessing data from millions of Facebook users -- stepped down Wednesday, the company announced.The company's board of directors said Alexander Tayler would leave the role to return to his former position as chief data officer. There, he is expected to "focus on the various technical investigations and inquiries," a news release from the company said.Cambridge Analytica didn't say why Tayler stepped down or who would take over as chief executive.Tayler stepped into the position after Cambridge Analytica suspended CEO Alexander Nix on March 20.The company said it was investigating comments Nix made in an undercover recording, which said Cambridge Analytica could secretly compromise politica...
Deutsche Bank boss to step down amid continued losses

Deutsche Bank boss to step down amid continued losses

Business
The boss of Deutsche Bank, John Cryan, is to step down amid continued losses at Germany's biggest lender. He will be replaced by co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing.Mr Cryan has held the job since 2015, during which time Deutsche Bank has reported three years of losses.Chairman Paul Achleitner thanked Mr Cryan but said: "Following a comprehensive analysis we came to the conclusion that we need a new execution dynamic in the leadership of our bank."The lender has faced a sales slowdown and its share price has fallen 30% this year. Mr Cryan will leave Deutsche Bank at the end of the month.Mr Achleitner said: "Despite his relatively short tenure as chief executive, John Cryan has played a critical role in the almost 150 year history of Deutsche Bank - and laid the groundwork for a succ...
Oil, gas markets close week mixed amid optimism on U.S. production

Oil, gas markets close week mixed amid optimism on U.S. production

Business
March 30 (UPI) -- After an up-and-then-down week, oil and gas markets closed slightly higher Thursday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend.All major U.S. and European stock exchanges and markets were closed Friday for Good Friday, which coincides with the Passover holiday that starts Friday at sundown.Growing U.S. inventories pulled prices lower Thursday after hitting $ 70 per barrel earlier this week, but they closed mixed by the end of the day.The price for May Brent crude oil was up .56 cents to $ 64.94 per barrel. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark for the price of oil, was unchanged to $ 69.53 per barrel. The May contract expired Thursday.On Thursday, Baker Hughes reported the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 797, four less than in the previous...
Kelly Brook strips topless amid sizzling bikini parade

Kelly Brook strips topless amid sizzling bikini parade

Entertainment
The legendary glamour model has already been wowing fans with her bikini reveals this week on a break to Thailand.And now she's also caused a meltdown by stripping topless in her latest Kelly Brook Instagram post.The 38-year-old wore just a towel as she posed for her latest saucy selfie.It seemed like she had just got out the shower, considering she'd ditched both her bra and top.INSTAGRAM/KELLY BROOKSAUCY: Kelly ditched her bra as she posed in just a towelStars without bras Check out these celebs out and about without their bras on.FLYNET/ SPLASH NEWS BritainÕs Next Top ModelÕs Victoria Clay sees assets make escape attempt in plunging frock INSTAGRAM/KELLY BROOKBLOOMING LOVELY: The model wowed as she showed off her bikini body “Wow, stunning vie