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Gamergate Controversy
The Gamergate controversy
Gamergate controversy
concerns issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture, stemming from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the hashtag #GamerGate. Gamergate is used as a blanket term for the controversy as well as for the harassment campaign and actions of those participating in it. Beginning in August 2014, supporters of the Gamergate movement targeted several women in the video game industry, including game developers Zoë Quinn
Zoë Quinn
and Brianna Wu, as well as feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. After Eron Gjoni, Quinn's former boyfriend, wrote a disparaging blog post about her, #gamergate hashtag users falsely accused Quinn of an unethical relationship with journalist Nathan Grayson. Harassment campaigns against Quinn and others included doxing, threats of rape, and death threats
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BBC Three (online)
3 is a number, numeral, and glyph. 3, three, or III may also refer to:<3 or the heart symbol, which cannot be redirected because of technical limitations. AD 3, the third year of the AD era 3 BC, the third year before the AD era The month of March An approximation of pi to the nearest integer An approximation of e to the nearest integerContents1 Books 2 Brands 3 Film 4 Television 5 Music5.1 Music theory and notation 5.2 Artists 5.3 Albums 5.4 Songs 5.5 Other6 Technology6.1 Similar glyphs7 Other uses 8 See alsoBooks[edit] Three of Them (Russian: Трое, literally, "three"), a 1901 novel by Maksim Gorky Three, a 1946 novel by William Sansom Three, a 1970 novel by Sylvia Ashton-Warner Three (novel), a 2003 suspense novel by Ted Dekker 3, a 2004 n
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Federal Bureau Of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to/ both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[3] A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.[4][5] Although many of the FBI's functions are unique, its activities in support of national security are comparable to those of the British MI5
MI5
and the Russian FSB
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Dropbox (service)
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox was founded in 2007, by MIT
MIT
students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, as a startup company, with initial funding from seed accelerator Y Combinator. Dropbox can create a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given 2 gigabytes of free storage space
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Skype
mobile applicationsGroupMe Skype
Skype
Qikv t e Skype
Skype
(/skaɪp/) is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One
Xbox One
console, and smartwatches via the Internet
Internet
and to regular telephones.[9] Skype additionally provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype
Skype
allows video conference calls. Skype
Skype
implements a freemium business model. Much of the service is free, but Skype
Skype
Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number
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Phil Fish
Philippe Poisson (born 1984), better known as Phil Fish, is a French-Canadian former indie game designer best known for his work on the 2012 platform game Fez published by his company, Polytron Corporation. He was born and raised in Quebec, where his experiences with Nintendo
Nintendo
games in his youth would later influence his game design. He studied game design at the Montreal
Montreal
National Animation and Design Centre, and worked at Ubisoft
Ubisoft
and Artificial Mind and Movement before starting Polytron in 2008. Fish was a founding member of Kokoromi, a collective that explores experimental gameplay ideas, and organized Montreal's annual GAMMA games events. While Fez was in development, Fish worked on other unreleased games at Polytron including SuperHyperCube and Power Pill. Fez was released in April 2012 to widespread acclaim after a protracted five-year development cycle
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Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games
Tropes vs. Women in Video Games
Tropes vs. Women in Video Games
is a YouTube
YouTube
video series created by Anita Sarkeesian
Anita Sarkeesian
examining gender tropes in video games. The series was financed via crowdfunding, and came to widespread attention when its Kickstarter
Kickstarter
campaign triggered a wave of sexist harassment against Sarkeesian.[2]Contents1 Background 2 Production 3 Episodes 4 Reception4.1 Harassment and response 4.2 Critical reception5 See also 6 References 7 External linksBackground In 2009, Sarkeesian started her website Feminist Frequency with the intention of creating feminist media criticism accessible to the younger generation.[3] In 2011 she collaborated with the feminist magazine Bitch to create a YouTube
YouTube
video series for her site titled "Tropes vs
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Utah State University
Utah
Utah
State University (also referred to as USU or Utah
Utah
State) is a public doctorate-granting university in Logan, Utah, United States. The coeducational, space-grant, land-grant, research university is accr
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École Polytechnique Massacre
Coordinates: 45°30′17″N 73°36′46″W / 45.50472°N 73.61278°W / 45.50472; -73.61278École Polytechnique massacrePlaque at École Polytechnique commemorating victims of the massacreLocation Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDate December 6, 1989; 28 years ago (1989-12-06) 5:10–5:30 p.m.Target Female students at École Polytechnique de MontréalAttack typeSchool shooting, mass murder, murder-suicide, hate crimeWeaponsRuger Mini-14 Hunting knifeDeaths 15   (14 victims + 1 perpetrator)Non-fatal injuries14Perpetrator Marc LépineMotive Antifeminism
Antifeminism
and MisogynyThe École Polytechnique massacre, also known as the Montreal massacre, was a mass shooting at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that occurred on December 6, 1989. Twenty-five-year-old Marc Lépine, armed with a rifle and a hunting knife, shot 28 people, killing 14 women, before committing suicide
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Antifeminism
Antifeminism
Antifeminism
(also spelt anti-feminism) is broadly defined as opposition to some or all forms of feminism. This opposition has taken various forms across time and cultures
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Open Carry In The United States
In the United States, open carry refers to the practice of "openly carrying a firearm in public", as distinguished from concealed carry, where firearms cannot be seen by the casual observer. The practice of open carry, where gun owners openly carry firearms while they go about their daily business, has seen an increase in the U.S
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SWAT
In the United States, a SWAT
SWAT
( Special
Special
Weapons And Tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics. First created in the 1960s to handle riot control or violent confrontations with criminals, the number and usage of SWAT
SWAT
teams increased in the 1980s and 1990s during the War on Drugs
War on Drugs
and later in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. In the United States
United States
as of 2005, SWAT
SWAT
teams were deployed 50,000 times every year, almost 80% of the time to serve search warrants, most often for narcotics
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Blacklist
Blacklisting
Blacklisting
is the action of a group or authority, compiling a blacklist (or black list) of people, countries or other entities to be avoided or distrusted as not being acceptable to those making the list.[1] A blacklist can list people to be discriminated against, refused employment, or censored
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The Guardian
The Guardian
The Guardian
is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester
Manchester
Guardian, and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian
The Guardian
Weekly, the Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust. The trust was created in 1936 to "secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of the Guardian free from commercial or political interference".[4] The trust was converted into a limited company in 2008, with a constitution written so as to maintain for The Guardian
The Guardian
the same protections as were built into the structure of the Scott Trust by its creators
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Marc Andreessen
Marc Lowell Andreessen[3] (/ænˈdriːsən/ ann-DREE-sən; born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; co-founder of Netscape;[4] and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. Andreessen is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites. He sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay,[5] and Hewlett Packard Enterprise,[6] among others
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Penny Arcade Expo
Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
(PAX West, PAX Dev) Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(PAX East) Melbourne, Victoria (PAX Australia) San Antonio,
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