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The biggest tech controversy you've never heard of

Now, big-name tech companies are getting involved in the fight. Both Intel and Adobe have pulled their ads from sites that have an increasing number of controversial articles about #GamerGate.

However, Intel claims that the pulling of ads off of the gaming website Gamasutra was merely a coincidence and not a direct response to the #GamerGate situation.

Adobe, meanwhile, has pulled its ads off of the gossip site Gawker after nasty messages from the Gawker Editor-in-Chief were displayed on Twitter. The messages claimed that he was going to bring back bullying, and that he supported #GamerGate.

Adobe has since released a tweet from the company's official Twitter account saying "We are vehemently opposed to bullying of any kind and would never support any group that bullies."

So, what does this mean for you? It may not seem like a big impact on your life, but I can promise you, it's bigger than you think.

As a woman who works in a traditionally male-dominated field, I can relate to these women. I've been harassed online and I know how scary it can be.

Games like "Red Dead," "GTA," "Watch Dogs," etc., might not seem like a big deal, but they're symptoms of a larger problem. I'm proof that women can succeed in technology, and if there are kids or grandkids in your family, you should encourage them to stay strong and pursue their dreams.

Men and women need to stand up to this kind of bullying together. Have you had an experience with #GamerGate or online bullying? Let me know in the comments.

I also have plenty of resources to help if you or your kids have been the victim of online bullying. There are resources for what to do after you've been attacked online, how to fight back against cyberbullying and basic steps to keep yourself and your kids safe online.

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Source: Ars Technica
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