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CitiBank Blocks Company Bank Account, Without Telling Them, For “Objectionable Content” On Company Blog

Seems like we’re going to find out about some real homophobes at CitiBank. I echo Gruber’s sentiment, and repeat: What the fuck business is it of CitiBank’s what a company blogs about? I found nothing “objectionable” on their blog. If anything, it’s significantly less objectionable than this one.

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The LA Times on Amazon’s “De-Ranking” of Books Deemed Too Adult

This is quickly turning into a PR coup for Amazon. The gist of this is that most of the books labeled as “adult” and made hard to find on Amazon’s site are lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual-themed, or even just LGBT-friendly. This is extremely bad form on the part of Amazon, as not showing up on best-seller lists or search pages can cripple the sales of a book. One of the books affected is “Unfriendly Fire” by Nathaniel Frank, which now doesn’t show up on bestseller lists on Amazon.com despite it’s selling of more copies than the entire Twilight series.

The #amazonfail tag on Twitter is spreading very quickly in response to this, and I encourage the use of it.