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Street artists sue celebrity Church "Vous" for copyright infringement

In Miami, eight street artists who donated their talent to paint striking murals at Jose de Diego, a struggling middle school in Wynwood, have filed suit against a church for copyright infringement.

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My Talking Tom children's game has sex ads appear in it

Twice now, the creators of 'My Talking Tom' smartphone app have drawn complaints for serving ads with inappropriate images of semi nude and nude women, coupled with explicit wording.

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Trump has Jeb Bush's domain name and redirects it to his own site.

It looks like the race to become President of the United states has already gotten way out of hand, http://jebbush.com now directs to https://www.donaldjtrump.com/, as the Republican candidates duke it out online.

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Swedish mag tweets job ad seeking anyone but white males - gets reported to Discrimination Ombudsman

Nöjesguiden the hip city magazine tweeted out their hunt for some new film & music reviewers here, archived here, adding "Note: white males declined".

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Princess Leia / Carrie Fischer urges people to "get a life" instead of being offended over a Lord's Prayer ad

General Leia, that is Carrie Fischer, was not pleased when she heard about the "LordsPrayer" advert being "banned" from showing before airings of Star Wars 7.

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Yahoo stops some users accessing their emails in ad-block arms race

Yahoo has confirmed that it is preventing some people from accessing their emails if they are using ad-blocking software in their browser. They said that they're testing a "new product experience" in the US.

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Play-Asia mocks "SJW nonsense" on twitter, gains fans & sells DOAX3 by the barrel

When Koei Tecmo the creators of the game Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, a volleyball game where the women fighter characters are on an island wearing skimpy bikinis, stated on their FB page that "We do not bring DOAX3 to the west", they seemed to have inadvertently made a great PR coup for the

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The Economist infects readers with malware - via third party anti-adblocker

As ironic as it is embarrassing, the Economist has unwittingly infected their readers with malware, due to using a third-party analytics to detect readers using ad-blockers.

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ASA Rules Against Valve In Grand Theft Auto V Pricing Confusion

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled against Valve today, upholding a complaint arising from the sale of the game 'Grand Theft Auto V' in this year's Summer Sale. The complaint over misleading and inaccurate pricing was in regard to the game being offered as '25% off'.

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Librarians upset by Airbnb's tone in new poster campaign

"Dear Public Library System, Please use the $12 million n hotel taxes to keep the library open later." - so reads one of the headlines in Airbnb's new poster campaign. Other headlines ask public works for "more bike lanes, like this one" or nudge the board of education to keep art in schools.

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