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Obama Administration Bans Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022 Citing Environmental Risks

Obama Administration Bans Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022 Citing Environmental Risks

The outgoing Obama administration has put a ban on Arctic oil drilling operations. For the next half a dozen years or so, the d...

Nov 19 2016, 2:37am CST

France Bans Plastic Utensils

France Bans Plastic Utensils

France has just passed a law that says, by 2020, all plastic cups, plates, and utensils will be banned and replaced with biolog...

Sep 20 2016, 11:28am CDT

Russia Bans Porn and Tells Citizens to Get a Life

Russia Bans Porn and Tells Citizens to Get a Life

Russia has banned two of the biggest porn sites in the world, causing an uproar on social media. What is even weirder is that&n...

Sep 18 2016, 10:25am CDT

China Bans Electric Hoverboards

China Bans Electric Hoverboards

Beijing has announced a ban on small electric vehicles plying on its streets after it was found that many of the vehicles lack...

Aug 30 2016, 10:18pm CDT

Niantic Reversing a few Pokémon Go Account Bans

Niantic Reversing a few Pokémon Go Account Bans

On Monday, the company announced it will lift up a few mistake bans issued last week....

Aug 30 2016, 9:43am CDT

Abuse of User Reported Pokemon Go Bans Could Harm Pokemon Go in a Big Way

Abuse of User Reported Pokemon Go Bans Could Harm Pokemon Go in a Big Way

Niantic continues to permanently ban trainers that use bots or cheat with other tools....

Aug 16 2016, 4:22am CDT

Pokemon Go Bans Hit Gym Leaders, Bot Users and GPS Spoofers

Pokemon Go Bans Hit Gym Leaders, Bot Users and GPS Spoofers

Niantic started to increased their efforts to ban Pokemon Go players that use bots and other 3rd party tools to cheat....

Aug 13 2016, 3:41am CDT

Twitter Permanently Bans its most Abusive User

Twitter Permanently Bans its most Abusive User

After several complaints and repeated suspensions, the micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently ban Milo Yiannopoulos, the...

Jul 19 2016, 11:59pm CDT

China Bans Online Media from Publishing Unverified Content

China Bans Online Media from Publishing Unverified Content

Chinese internet regulators have banned online media from publishing unverified news reports and content from social media, th...

Jul 4 2016, 2:00am CDT

South Korea Bans Sales of Nissan Qashqai

South Korea Bans Sales of Nissan Qashqai

South Korea's environment ministry on Tuesday banned sales of Japanese automaker Nissan's Qashqai model for alleged emissions f...

Jun 7 2016, 12:21am CDT

Paris Bans All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris Bans All Pre-1997 Cars

According to the latest news, the French capital city of Paris is putting the kibosh on all vehicles manufactured prior to 1997...

Jun 1 2016, 5:07am CDT

MLB, Players' Union Ban Rolling Block Slides

MLB, Players' Union Bans Rolling Block Slides

In a pretty big step, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the players' union have decided to ban rolling block slides to break up p...

Feb 25 2016, 11:26pm CST

California May Lift Some Drought Bans

California May Lift Some Drought Bans

Looks like things are getting a little better for people in California. Some areas in the state, like Sacramento, won't have to...

Dec 22 2015, 12:45am CST

FIFA bans Blatter and Platini for 8 Years from All Things Football

FIFA bans Blatter and Platini for 8 Years from All Things Football

Breaking. The Independent Ethics Committee bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini....

Dec 21 2015, 3:40am CST

France Bans Excessively Thin Models

France Bans Excessively Thin Models

Employers of anorexic models could be jailed for six months with a fine of €75,000 by French authorities....

Dec 19 2015, 3:13am CST

Brazil Bans WhatsApp

Brazil Bans WhatsApp

Telecommunications companies in Brazil finally got what they wanted: kill free messaging services used by people who can't...

Dec 17 2015, 4:03am CST

Kate Winslet Bans Social Media for her Kids

Kate Winslet Bans Social Media for her Kids

The ‘Steve Jobs’ actress believes social media has a negative impact on young women’s self-esteem....

Nov 2 2015, 9:23am CST

Disney World Bans Selfie-Sticks Over Safety Concerns

Disney World Bans Selfie-Sticks Over Safety Concerns

The rule will take effect Tuesday on all Disney Theme Parks including Paris and Hong Kong...

Jun 26 2015, 4:02pm CDT

FDA Bans Trans Fats in Market Foods

FDA Bans Trans Fats in Market Foods

The FDA has put a ban on all artificial trans fats in processed foods in the United States. This step will go a long way toward...

Jun 17 2015, 7:42am CDT

Cannes Red Carpet Screening Bans Women Without High Heels

Cannes Red Carpet Screening Bans Women Without High Heels

Women wearing flats were reportedly not allowed to enter the screening of "Carol" at Cannes Film Festival...

May 19 2015, 2:55pm CDT

Wimbledon Bans Selfie Sticks

Wimbledon Bans Selfie Sticks

Selfie Sticks start to have the same fate as the Google Glass....

Apr 29 2015, 6:03am CDT

Instagram bans Nudity Strictly

Instagram bans Nudity Strictly

The social media app which is known for its videos and picture posts is changing some of its guidelines to become somewhat stri...

Apr 17 2015, 4:32am CDT

Twitter bans Revenge Porn

Twitter Bans Revenge Porn

Twitter has changed its rules. It now says that users posting non-consensual nudes will get their accounts seized....

Mar 12 2015, 7:10am CDT

Google bans Explicit Sexual Content on Blogger

Google bans Explicit Sexual Content on Blogger

Google is banning all of those blogs that contain adult content and Google have notified the blog admins....

Feb 24 2015, 3:55am CST

Lily Allen Bans Internet from her Home

Lily Allen Bans Internet from her Home

Lily Allen told Fearne Cotton before her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance that she has banned internet from her home....

Jul 16 2014, 11:33am CDT

FIFA’s Deal With Sony Bans Players From Wearing Beats Headphones Throughout World Cup

FIFA’s Deal With Sony Bans Players From Wearing Beats Headphones Throughout World Cup

Players will not use Beats while inside the stadium or appearing at any press event...

Jun 19 2014, 4:05pm CDT

China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers

China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers

The government of China has been questioning the ability of Windows 8 to maintain security and it considers the OS to pose a gr...

May 21 2014, 7:03am CDT

Holy Ban Batman - Facebook Takes Privacy Seriously And Bans Sketchy Partner

An interesting piece of news picked up from MyPermissions, a company doing interesting work giving consumers clarity over the t...

Feb 12 2014, 6:40pm CST

NYC Tobacco Law Bans Sales to Anyone Under 21

NYC Tobacco Law Bans Sales to Anyone Under 21

A NYC tobacco law enacted by outgoing Mayor Bloomberg bans all sales of cigarettes to those youngsters who are under 21 years o...

Nov 20 2013, 2:46am CST

UK Government Bans iPads and Smartphones from Cabinet Meetings

UK Government Bans iPads and Smartphones from Cabinet Meetings

The UK government is taking all the precautions necessary against cyber spying. That is why it is banning all smartphones and t...

Nov 4 2013, 5:08am CST

Google Play Policy Update Bans Certian Ads and Apps

Google Play Policy Update Bans Certian Ads and Apps

Google likes to keep up with the changing times. That is why it has decided to change some of its play developer program polici...

Aug 24 2013, 7:16am CDT

Instagram Bans the Words “Insta” and “Gram” in Connected Apps

Instagram Bans the Words “Insta” and “Gram” in Connected Apps

The latest development by Instagram is the fact that it forbids certain words in names of apps. The words “Insta” and “Gram” ar...

Aug 20 2013, 4:14am CDT

China Bans Usgae of Military License Plates

China Bans Usage of Military License Plates

The numbers of flashy cars with military license plates have the authorities in China all riled up. They are taking the appropr...

Apr 29 2013, 5:54am CDT

Australia Bans Chinese Firm Huawei from Bidding on Network Projects

Australia Bans Chinese Firm Huawei from Bidding on Network Projects

Australia sees Huawei as a security risk...

Mar 26 2012, 2:30pm CDT

Infinity Ward Bans over 1,600 MW3 Gamers

Infinity Ward Bans over 1,600 MW3 Gamers

Cheaters get banned...

Nov 21 2011, 5:32pm CST

Developer Bans Legions Of Modern Warfare 3 Cheaters

Infinity Ward calls upon the banhammer...

Nov 21 2011, 3:13pm CST

Theater Bans Tron Guy from Watching Tron: Legacy in his Suit

Theater Bans Tron Guy from Watching Tron: Legacy in his Suit

Tron guy is too distracting?...

Dec 23 2010, 11:29am CST

FTC Bans Automated Marketing Calls...Sort Of

FTC Bans Automated Marketing Calls...Sort Of

It's 8:00 PM. I'm finally done with all of my work for the day. I'm exhausted, but I have just enough time left before bed to g...

Aug 28 2009, 11:02am CDT

YouTube Bans UK Music Videos

YouTube Bans UK Music Videos

YouTube has announced that it will begin blocking music videos from being viewed by viewers in the UK after negotiations with t...

Mar 10 2009, 7:55am CDT

U.S. Army Bans Soldiers from Facebook and MySpace

The Sun reports that the U.S. Army has banned soldiers from using popular social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. Th...

Feb 16 2009, 7:06am CST