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Advocacy group asks Meta to add Facebook relationship options for non-monogamists

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An advocacy group is calling on Meta to allow Facebook users to list more than one romantic partner in their profiles. In a letter the Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy (OPEN) sent to the social media giant on Thursday, it said the current design of Facebook’s relationship status feature is “exclusionary” towards people who practice ethical non-monogamy. The group has asked that Meta allow users to tag all their romantic partners.

“At best, this restriction perpetuates the erasure and marginalization of non-monogamous relationships; at worst, it harms non-monogamous users by perpetuating social stigmas around the validity and authenticity of their relationships,” OPEN said.

A Meta spokesperson told The New York Times the company is reviewing the letter and noted that Facebook already allows users to mention on their profile that they’re in an “open relationship” with one or more people. The timing of the request may seem curious given Facebook’s declining daily userbase, but it’s in line with the growing number of people who find themselves in non-monogamous relationships. According to data cited by OPEN, about four to five percent of American adults practice ethical non-monogamy.

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Arkansas Bill (2021) Establishing a Database for Tracking Women Seeking Abortion

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On February 9, 2021 in the House:

  • Notification that HB1195 is now Act 90

On February 5, 2021 in the House:

  • Correctly enrolled and ordered transmitted to the Governor’s Office.

On February 4, 2021 in the House:

  • TO BE ENROLLED
  • Returned From the Senate as passed.

On February 4, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Returned to the House as passed.
  • Read the third time and passed.

On February 3, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it Do Pass

On February 1, 2021 in the House:

  • Read the third time and passed and ordered transmitted to the Senate.

On February 1, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Received from the House.
  • Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE – SENATE

On January 28, 2021 in the House:

  • Returned by the Committee Do Pass

On January 27, 2021 in the House:

  • REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED
  • Amendment No. 2 read and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed.
  • Placed on second reading for the purpose of amendment.

On January 26, 2021 in the House:

  • REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED
  • Amendment No. 1 read and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed.
  • Placed on second reading for the purpose of amendment.

On January 14, 2021 in the House:

  • Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE- HOUSE
  • Filed

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Samsung’s unique Odyssey Ark gaming monitor might finally go on sale in the coming weeks. A report from the Korean publication ETNews (via SamMobile) suggests that the 55-inch curved monitor is set to become available sometime in August.

After having been announced and showcased at CES in January, the release of the Odyssey Ark has been highly anticipated. However, several specifications, including HDR support, brightness, and port configurations, remain unknown at this time.

Samsung ARK gaming monitor in the show floor.
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So far, we know for sure that the monitor features a 16:9 4K OLED display, which was showcased in a vertical stance but also supports pivot, tilt, and rotation modes. The aspect ratio can also be set to ultrawide 21:9 or ultrawide 49:9, depending on user preference.

SamMobile claims to have learned from Samsung at CES that the monitor will have a 1000R curve radius, a UHD resolution, an active refresh rate of 165Hz, a 1 millisecond response time, six surround sound speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and support for FreeSync and G-Sync technologies. The publication added that the specs are subject to change up until the Odyssey Ark is released.

Samsung ARK gaming monitor with its curved screen.
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The massive monitor is also using a QD-OLED panel instead of a traditional OLED panel, which has been a trend on gaming monitors experimenting with OLED throughout the year. We’ve seen other monitors, such as the Alienware 34, use Samsung’s QD-OLED panels, which helps keep the price of the peripheral lower. However, due to the sheer size of the Odyssey Ark, it is possible the monitor could have a steep price.

The price of the Odyssey Ark has not yet been revealed. However, some bloggers speculate that the monitor could sell for upwards of $2,500, using the 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9 as an example. The Odyssey Neo G9 is also a curved monitor, which sells for $1,800. The smaller still, 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8, was also showcased at CES and sells for $1,500.

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