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JetBlue Defends Decision to Ask Passenger to Replace Booty Shorts Before Boarding Flight. Will the Incident Affect Its Brand?
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JetBlue Defends Decision to Ask Passenger to Replace Booty Shorts Before Boarding Flight. Will the Incident Affect Its Brand?

The airline stands by its old-fashioned stance on attire, but experts say it doesn't have to. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism
Facebook

Facebook Changes Policies on 'Trending Topics' After Criticism

The world's largest social network said in a blogpost that it was introducing several changes, including elimination of a top-10 list of approved websites, more training and clearer guidelines to help human editors avoid ideological or political bias.
Seeing a Brand 'Probortunity,' Tinder Awards Scholarship to Sorority Girl Penalized for Using the Viral Dating App
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Seeing a Brand 'Probortunity,' Tinder Awards Scholarship to Sorority Girl Penalized for Using the Viral Dating App

'When we found out what Shannon was going through, we wanted to help and turn the experience into a positive one,' co-founder and CEO Sean Rad tells Entrepreneur.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter
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Snapchat Exercises Poor Judgment With 4/20 Bob Marley Blackface Filter

After sparking outrage with a truly stupid feature on National Weed Day, the media-sharing service hasn't gotten around to snapping an apology.
Lydia Belanger
Target to Allow Transgender People to Use Bathroom of Their Choice
Target

Target to Allow Transgender People to Use Bathroom of Their Choice

The retailer says that it stands for inclusivity and equality.
Phil Wahba
Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret
Apple

Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret

The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernadino shooter's phone legally owns the method used to gain access.
Should Amazon Succumb to Pressure to 'Dump Trump' Products?
Amazon

Should Amazon Succumb to Pressure to 'Dump Trump' Products?

Women's rights group UltraViolet has organized a petition with 13,000 signatures asking Amazon to remove the controversial figure's menswear line from its offerings.
Lydia Belanger
Gap Apologizes for 'Racist' Ad
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Gap Apologizes for 'Racist' Ad

In the image, an African-American girl is posing next to a taller Caucasian girl that is propping her arm on the younger girl's head.
John Kell
Air France Offers Compromise After Flight Attendants' Outrage at Headscarf Rule
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Air France Offers Compromise After Flight Attendants' Outrage at Headscarf Rule

Those who aren't comfortable wearing a headscarf in Tehran can fly to other locations, the company said.
Claire Zillman
Sean Penn, Hot Off El Chapo Interview, to Talk Cybersecurity at San Francisco Conference
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Sean Penn, Hot Off El Chapo Interview, to Talk Cybersecurity at San Francisco Conference

The controversial actor will have a one-on-one interview with RSA President Amit Yoran.
Nina Zipkin
Apparel Maker Lands' End Puts Itself in Tough Spot After Removing Gloria Steinem Interview
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Apparel Maker Lands' End Puts Itself in Tough Spot After Removing Gloria Steinem Interview

A profile of Steinem in the spring catalog led to vocal protests from customers who disagree with the feminist icon, but now more people are angry after the company's apology.
Nina Zipkin
Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X Order
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Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X Order

Don't cross the Bel Air billionaire. He has the power to ban you.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fans React Angrily After Popular YouTubers File to Trademark 'React'
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Fans React Angrily After Popular YouTubers File to Trademark 'React'

The Fine Brothers claim the filing was about protecting their brand, but the pair have since announced that they will withdraw the application.
Nina Zipkin