A dating app for smartphones has suspended access for teen users after reports that it was used in a series of child rapes in the United States.The app called Skout, which was designed as a location-based dating service, made the announcement after a New York Times report said some of its users had been victimized."The safety of our community is our number one concern," founder and chief executive Christian Wiklund said on the company blog Tuesday.
OTTAWA — Michaelle Jean, Canada’s former governor-general and chancellor of the University of Ottawa, suggested Thursday a ‘‘rape culture’’ is infecting the country’s campuses, and even society at large.
As the U of O president Allan Rock announced a task force in response to allegations of sexual assault and harassment involving students, Ms. Jean said some female students have complained of a “rape culture.’’ She told a press conference a troubling change seems to be taking place.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players, the state’s attorney general said Monday.
The special grand jury convened in Steubenville had investigated whether adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by state law.
There's no shortage of dating apps, and a lot of that is thanks to Sway CEO Adam Huie — he's currently working on his third dating app. All of Huie's apps — Let's Meet, Sway, and his new one, Tryst — use a similar anonymous matching interface in which couples can only find out more about each other if they both agree to do so.
One of the small-but-fascinating surprises from yesterday's Facebook earnings call was CEO Mark Zuckerberg's impromptu discussion of teens on Facebook, and whether they're abandoning the social network. Yes, Zuck cares whether the kids think he's cool.
Most of the dating apps and services out there today are understandably geared toward single people. But Let's Date, an app that launched out of beta last month, is now trying to bring the fun of dating back to people in relationships with a new feature called "Wingman." It's also a pretty clever way to get more people using its platform. Here's how it works.
Apps such as Grindr and Tinder have a seedy reputation - but a growing number of people are using apps built for one-night stands to find true love, reports Olivia Goldhill. Grindr is not the most romantic place to meet your soulmate.