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We the People

Sick of Stereotypical Turban Guy, DoSomething.org Petitions Apple to Address Emoji Inequality

These don't exist. (Photo: DoSomething.org)

Late last year, before Miley Cyrus became the platinum-haired twerking PSA that she is today, she started a shortlived Twitter campaign for emoji equality. “RT if you think there needs to be an #emojiethnicity update,” she tweeted, adding “umm before they add nail colors they BETTER add black people!!!” Now, a group of dissatisfied emoji users at DoSomething.org have launched a petition to address the emoji keyboard’s racial inequality. Read More

We the People

The White House Says They’d Love for You to Be Able to Unlock Your Phones So Take It Up With Congress

It's not just the E-Trade baby who's mastered these apps (Photo: blogcdn.com)

At the end of January, it became technically illegal for you to unlock your phone without your carrier’s permission, even if your contract had expired. The call was made by the Librarian of Congress, who (for some reason) oversees exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and decided that cellphone unlockers would no longer get a pass. Read More