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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne Flaherty | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Hook-Up Apps Provide Inspiration for Broadway Fueled Musical Short Film

PERSONAL TECH | By Brian Scott Lipton | Oct 1
"Grind: The Movie" an award-winning musical short film inspired by gay hook-up app culture featuring "Rent" star Anthony Rapp available for view online October 1.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

Michael Hoffman

After XXX Video Leaks Tumblr Hunk Wonders, 'What Makes You Gay?'

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
The Internet ran a somewhat popular social media hottie off the web after XXX-rated videos of him "leaked," sparking him to delete most of his accounts and stressing that he is not gay.

Attendees walk in front of a PayPal display area at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain.

What's PayPal's First Solo Move?

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Oct 1
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay.

For Some Gays Abroad, Social Networking Poses Risk

PERSONAL TECH | By David Crary | Sep 30
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

John Crawford III , right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod.

Caught in the Act? Videos of Police Can Mislead

PERSONAL TECH | By Kentele Franko, Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Sep 30
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later,

FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

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

Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Sep 26
Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. The giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls.

Apple Bites Stock Market

PERSONAL TECH | By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.