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    Default It's PC, sorry, it's Apple gone mad!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49933003

    A Russian man has launched a lawsuit against Apple, claiming an iPhone app turned him gay.
    He says this comes after an incident involving GayCoin crypto-currency.

    Saying he suffered moral harm, he is asking for one million rubles (12,000), according to a copy of the complaint seen by the news agency, AFP.

    Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay prejudice is still widespread.

    In 2013, Russia passed legislation banning the spreading of what it described as gay propaganda.

    This officially bans the "promotion of non-traditional lifestyles to minors" but in effect outlaws LGBT activism. A number of campaigners have been attacked and killed in the past year.

    So what's happened?

    In a suit filed on 20 September, it is claimed a crypto-currency called "GayCoin" was delivered via a smartphone app, rather than the Bitcoin he had ordered.

    Crypto-currency is basically virtual money - like an online version of cash - and Bitcoin and GayCoin are some of those currencies

    According to the complaint, the GayCoin crypto-currency arrived with a note saying: "Don't judge until you try".

    "I thought, in truth, how can I judge something without trying? I decided to try same-sex relationships," the complainant wrote.
    "Now I have a boyfriend and I do not know how to explain this to my parents."

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    I'm surprised the Russian courts are entertaining the idea, I thought such nonsense was the preserve of America, and unfortunately, to a lesser extent, the UK
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